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DIY White Christmas Banner

Display your favorite Christmas carol with this homemade Christmas decoration!

Updated July 08, 2019
DIY White Christmas Banner
DIY White Christmas Banner
This image courtesy of plaidonline.com

Let the world know your favorite Christmas carol with this DIY White Christmas Banner. The stenciled lyrics are in a classic font that look polished and sleek while still being a festive piece of decor. This tutorialcan also be used to create other banners for different holidays, or to keep up year round! You can make a banner for a loved one's birthday for decor that comes from the heart, or paint your favorite motivational quote to keep you feeling inspired. Get creative with it!

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniqueHome Decor

Intermediate

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - White, 2 oz.
  • Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Blue Danube, 2 oz.
  • Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Blue Heaven, 2 oz.
  • Delta Ceramcoat ® Varnishes - Sparkle Glaze, 2 oz.
  • Delta Stencils - Alphabet - Poster, 3-1/2"
  • Delta Stencils - Alphabet - Papyrus, 2"
  • FolkArt ® Brush Sets - Soft Grip - Wash Brush Set
  • Folkart ® Brush Sets - Lettering and Detail Set
  • Folkart ® Brush Sets - Stencil Brush Set, Short Handle
  • Silicone baking mat
  • Piece of canvas approximately 36.5” x 26” (finished size)
  • Silver cording
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or Craft knife
  • Dowel rod the width or slightly less than the width of banner
  • Large jump rings
  • Grommet tool with silver grommets
  • Tracing paper, Pencil
  • Water basin, Paper towels, Paper plates

Instructions

  1. Basecoat canvas with Blue Heaven. Let dry thoroughly.

  2. Use hot glue gun to turn under raw edges of canvas to finished size of 35.5´x 26”. Place dowel rod along top edge of banner before gluing raw edge over.

  3. Trace your words onto tracing paper to get correct spacing and use as a template for stencil letter placement.

  4. Stencil Papyrus letters with Blue Danube. Stencil Poster letters with White.

  5. Apply Sparkle Glaze to white letters with round brush.

  6. Use the glue sticks to create icicles on the silicone craft mat. When cool, use point of scissors or craft knife to create a hole at the top of each icicle. Paint icicles with White. Apply Sparkle Glaze when dry.

  7. Measure placement for 10 holes along bottom edge of banner. Refer to grommet instructions and attach silver grommets in holes.

  8. Insert jump ring though hole in icicle and then through grommet to attach. Repeat with remaining icicles.

  9. Glue silver cording to back along top edge of banner to finish. Let cure completely before hanging.

Which Christmas carol would you paint on your banner? Let us know in the comments!

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