"Merry" Banner | Desiree Lamar

"Merry" Banner | Desiree Lamar

Hello crafty friends! Today I am here to share a fun, little Christmas banner I made using the Ivy collection. The best part is that you can have the banner say whatever phrase you prefer. I chose the word “Merry”.

Banner by Desiree Lamar for Felicity Jane

Start by choosing the flag style of your choice. I chose the double chevron style. I selected patterned papers from the 12x12 Ivy papers but the 6x8 papers will also work. Next, I cut out the flag base shapes. They measured about 4 inches by 6 inches.

Then, I cut out coordinating more miniature flags to layer on top of each flag. The smaller flags measured about 3 inches by 4 inches.

Banner by Desiree Lamar for Felicity Jane

I made sure to layer on washi tape or ribbon over each set of flags. To decorate them, I used Ivy fussy-cut poinsettia florals, star stickers, doilies, and fussy-cut tiny houses. All of the pieces are from the Ivy collection.

Banner by Desiree Lamar for Felicity Jane

Next, cut out your chosen phrase using coordinating cardstock papers. To add depth to my banner, I used foam dots to prop my letters up on each flag. My goal was to layer enough embellishments without overdoing them. Last, I punched holes at the top of each end of the flags and strung the banner.

I really hope you are feeling inspired by this Christmas banner. I am so excited to hang this for the holidays.

Desiree Lamar for Felicity JaneSUPPLIES:  Ivy Christmas Kit | Ivy Paper Pack | Ivy Chipboard Star Stickers | Ivy Die Cut Shapes | Ivy Striped Washi Tape

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I love this idea so much! I have three sisters, they would love this for Christmas!

Donna Boeke


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