You saw a sneak peak of our partially decorated mantle last week when I shared our stocking holders. Part of the decor included a simple “Merry Christmas” banner made with my new favorite machine, my Silhouette Portrait. I have a very special Black Friday deal coming at the end of this week so I’m going to be sharing some of the projects I’ve made with it so far. Most of these projects I made when it arrived a few weeks ago but I’m very behind on tutorials so I’m going to try and make up for some of that lost time this week! I’ve got recipes, crafts, and other tutorials ready to go starting with this simple banner.
I started by opening Silhouette Design Studio and pulled up the banner shape that came with my account. I adjusted it to the size I wanted and added letters and shapes. The font I used is Arial and I got some Christmas shapes from the design shop.
I printed them out on adhesive-backed kraft paper and peeled out the letters and shapes. Then I got some Christmas scrapbook paper and cut them into rectangles just smaller than my banners and stuck them to the back.
The paper shows through and gives the letters and shapes their pattern and color.
You could obviously make this a variety of ways-it would look great with some metallics shining through or maybe red paper on top. Whatever matches your decor! I love how simple it is, yet still adds to the mantle.
How do you decorate your mantle for Christmas?