Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Mantel and Paper Pennant Banner

Along with a new front-door wreath, our Christmas decor needed some help on the mantel.
Earlier in the year, we swapped out some artwork in the living room and moved a big mirror from above the fireplace to the opposite side of the room, above the piano. In its place, we put an old window. But it looked a little sparse with the nativity set and other mantel decor.
I found a little piece of garland in my bin of Christmas decor extras. Bonus: it was the exact size I needed. No cutting needed. But it was still a little empty looking.
I decided to mkae a little pennant banner to dress it up. I hand cut the pennant bases because I only had a limited amount of paper and didn't want to attempt it with my Cricut.
Then I layered sheet music on the bases. Then I used "Junior" on Cricut's Extreme Fonts cartridge for the letters and their shadows. I used a marker to color the clothespins green to blend in better.

Supplies used:
Patterned paper: stripe and dot-unknown, blue and green-Studio Calico "Wonderland"
Cardstock: white-DCWV; brown-unknown
Ribbon: green jute-Celebrate It Occasions
Embellishments: mini clothespins-Michael's, papier mache cross-AC Moore, flower-Michael's

Linking up to some or all of these great blog parties:
Sunday: Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming;
Monday: Inspire Me Monday at Sand and Sisal; Tutorials and Tips at Home Stories A to Z;
: One Project at a Time at A Bowl Full of Lemons

Wednesday: Wicked Awesome Wednesday at Handy Man, Crafty Woman; Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts; Thursday: It's Overflowing;
Friday: Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest; Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring;
Categorically Crafting: Christmas at Someday Crafts; Christmas Spectacular at The Shabby Creek Cottage


  1. Jennifer, I love your Christ-focused Christmas decorations. Your banner is perfect.


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