I wanted to make a little holiday banner for our mantle. It begged me to do something a little seasonal before all the Christmas decorating joy begins. I hope you enjoy it. If you are looking for some additional free matching printables they are here:
Materials for the banner:
3 sheets of 8.5x11" cardstock
Jute or String
1/4 yards of tulle in red, brown, & orange
First print and cut out the letters. (Right click on the sheet you want and double click "Open image in new tab," then print--Ctrl P or Apple P).:
To prepare the letters for your banner, use your hole punch centered above the letter, inside the circle. Cut eighteen 10" strings and attach to the letters as shown below. I attached the letter to my finger crocheted jute by sliding it into the strand and knotting the attaching string above the strand--not tying it around the string allowed me to easily adjust how the letters hung.
Here is my tutorial on how the finger crochet jute or whatever pleases you:
One more step to go!
I made 3 tulle pom-poms to go on the edges. I cut each of the pieces of tulle into 2 long halves. Use the method from making a tulle spider's head to make the tulle pom-poms. Cut 2 jute strings 14" long, 2 jute strings 19" long, & 2 jute strings 24" long to tie the pom-poms. Slide 3 strands into the jute strand and tie in a know above the strand, just like the letters.
Looking for more Thanksgiving fun?