Homemade Christmas paper garlands can be a charming addition to holiday decorations. This Christmas DIY is made with pages from an old dictionary and printable Joy to the World letters you can find in the Printable Vault. Paper garlands can be used in a variety of ways, such as hanging them on a Christmas tree, decorating mantels, or adding a festive touch to staircases. They are also easy to store and can be reused for years to come.
Christmas DIY Holiday Garland
This Joy To The World Christmas DIY printable will make the cutest holiday pennant banner for my hutch! My free printable gals at SissyPrint have been busy making all kinds of stuff. These are the same gals that made my other free DIY Christmas Printable.
How to Make a Christmas DIY Banner
First, grab yourself a cup of your favorite holiday drink and gather your supplies.
- Old Book, dictionary or book text scrapbook paper – Of course you can use any type of paper for your background.
- Ink Jet Printer
- Paper Hole Punch
- Craft Scissors – fine tips work best for this project.
- Printable Letters
- Adhesive – the Xyron is what I use. It makes anything a sticker. I own this one and the Creative Station that has more abilities. Other options are a tape runner or a craft glue pen.
- After you’ve downloaded Christmas printable letters, open the file on your computer and print.
- Trim each letter.
- Cut your background paper to the size needed. I tore the pages right out of a small dictionary which is about 4 x 7in.
- Trim the bottom each background page for a notched look.
- Punch two holes at the top of each piece.
- Apply adhesive to the letters and place on each piece.
- Thread the ribbon through and hang!
I store my Christmas DIY holiday banner in a file folder with my Christmas decor to use year after year.