Hi! This is my first ‘crafty’ blog entry so pardon me for the introduction. 85 days until Christmas and you know what does it mean? Time to rush for shopping Christmas decorations (which some are relatively expensive by the way). For a frugal person like me, creating decors is fun and really economical. And so here’s the first one I made.
Things you will need:
- cutter/X-acto knife
- all in one glue
- thick paper (anything you have at home).Upcycle if possible.
- Red Felt paper
- White construction paper
- watercolor (Red & Green). You can also use acrylic/poster paint or crayons as a substitute.
Let’s get started!
- Download KR Holly font in your Microsoft Word. www.1001fonts.com/kr-holly-font
- Once downloaded, print out the letters of ‘Merry Christmas’for each white construction paper.
- Cut out the letters with your x-acto knife or cutter making sure that the holly leaf design is perfectly shaped.
- Cut your thick paper and felt paper in a banner shape and paste it together. The thick paper is needed to hold the felt in its place. It may roll or fold over if it is not supported.
- Paste every letter you cut out in each banner.
- Color the leaves with green watercolor and red for the circles. You can also add glitter to accentuate.
- Make holes in the top corners of every banner and insert your twine and voila! your done 🙂
Christmas decorations shouldn’t be that expensive, but if you decided to be economical make sure to stock up some patience. This project (or probably every project) could cause a mess.
closer look ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️
Note: I did not put the number of construction papers/felt and thick papers because it’s up you to decide the size of your banner . The smaller the banner, the lesser paper will be used 🙂