Why not string this Merry Christmas DIY Holiday Banner across my kitchen window, right? I love the simple idea, the farmhouse style, and the inexpensive supplies.
I have been wanting to make this tag banner for a few years and this year, I finally did it. Free printables make it so easy to create holiday decor that’s budget-friendly and always so cute!
Merry Christmas DIY Holiday Banner
Anyone else look through magazines, tearing out ideas to save for later? I admit, now with Pinterest, I don’t do this as much, but I still have folders full of ideas just waiting to happen.
The DIY holiday banner was inspired by this one below. I’ve saved it for years. I wish I could remember which publication I got it from. Probably Country Living.
I’ve wanted to recreate it and finally took the time to do it! I didn’t even realize the little holiday trees I picked up from Trader Joe’s were almost like the ones in the photo. Lucky! I wasn’t trying to duplicate anything other than the tag banner.
The gift tag banner in the clipping is a bit more rustic and I thought about giving my tags a quick tea stain before stringing up, but I was too impatient. I also thought about lining the edges of each tag with glue and sprinkling with silver glitter too. Again… no patience.
I added the cedar garland to my window for a little extra holiday charm. It’s holding up well. You can see how I keep my garland from drying out. It’s a little dry but not as dry had I not used this method.
I had planned on sharing this DIY holiday banner a few weeks ago, but I had no idea how difficult it would be to get a decent photo with the window light. I was about to give up but tried one more time.
How to Make a Merry Christmas Gift Tag Banner
There are a couple of ways to make this, but just in case you didn’t have or couldn’t find the supplies, I’m giving you a printable option.
You could purchase large tags, alphabet stickers, and twine from your local craft store or you could just take a sharpie and write in your letters.
Or you could print them.
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- White or Off-White Cardstock
- Inkjet Printer – this one is great quality for only $39
- Hole Punch
- Greens – I used cedar, but you could use anything from your yard.
- Find your free printable DIY Holiday Banner in the subscriber-only, password protected Printable Vault. If you need to subscribe, click here. Your password will be sent to you. Check your spam folder.
- After you’ve printed, trim each tag and punch a hole in the top.
- I didn’t thread the twine through the holes. With only one hold, the tags would not have laid straight. I laid the string out in one long line, placed the tags along the string, placed a piece of cedar and used a smaller piece of twine to tie the tag and sprig to the original string.
- Hang your banner and slide the tags into the proper spacing.
It’s probably one of my most favorite homemade holiday decorations this year.
You could hang it across your mantel, a doorway, across a large mirror. Anywhere you want!
I hope you’ll use your DIY Holiday Banner year after year! Tag me on Instagram @TodaysCreativeLife if you make it! I’d love to see how you’re using it!