Monday, December 9, 2013

Merry Christmas Banner

Because Christmas is just a little more special with handmade decorations, I decided to make a merry and bright Christmas banner...out of felt.  Christmas and felt.  There isn't anything much better than that.

This inexpensive handmade Merry Christmas garland can be customized with the colors you select and/or the holiday saying you want to create. 

So, go grab some felt and let's get start.  I opted to go bright and cheery as opposed to traditional.  Make this garland your own and select colors that make you happy.

Using a water soluble pen, trace your letters.  Each letter will be layered so you'll need to cut out 2 of every letter.

Using a running stitch (or a sewing machine, to save yourself time), sew around each letter.  Leave roughly 1/2 an inch unsewn on each side of your letter.

By leaving this section of every letter unsewn, you will be able to string twine or ribbon through it and adjust your letters later, based on where you decide to hang it. 

Finish stringing your letters...

Find a place to display...

And, enjoy!

Merry Christmas!


  1. Amy, I LOVE this!! The bright colors are GREAT. Merry Christmas.

  2. Cutting letters from felt. I will keep this in mind for other projects too. I liked it very much.Have a great week.

  3. I LOVE your mantel!!!!!!!!!! Staged perfectly and so simple!!!!

  4. oh I luv it!! its perfect for my colors!!

  5. I love how colorful this is. Super cute! Felt always has me stumped. It's so sad.

    1. Thanks Erin. Your felt aversion always makes me giggle a little :)

  6. This is so merry it's;ve got an extra e in your title. I love, love, love the colors you chose. I am a rainbow Christmas color scheme kinda gal, myself.

  7. I love this !! SO colorful and MERRY my beautiful friend. I think i will try and make this with my little niece> She will love doing a project together. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful project. xoxo HUGS

  8. Amy that is so bright and cheery, a very Merry Banner.

  9. Adorable! I love the colors you chose and I love your mantel decor altogether! The way you left an opening in the letters is very creative... I would have never thought of that. I'm definitely going to keep that in mind for any type of banner I make!

  10. Amy this is so darling! The little decorating I did in our tiny rental last year was in these very wonderful colors! I LOVE this! Pinning for future Christmases here :)

  11. How cute! You are so right about Christmas and felt going together. I guess it was all those handmade felt things we used to do when we were young.
    My mom used to make felt boards for us for Christmas. She would fasten a large piece of felt to a cardboard backing, then cut out various things like letters or little houses, etc. Then when we put the letters on the board they "magically" stuck. Your tutorials always put me in reminisce mode, I don't know why, ha!!

  12. Way to emphasize the "bright"! I can't believe you hand-stitched around each letter. You are awesome girl!

  13. These colors are so fun!! What a beautiful banner.


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