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Making a Christmas Tree Banner


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November 22, 2019

Christmas Tree Banner - banner on brick fireplaceWould you like to make a handmade Christmas banner? Here is a tutorial for one you could make with your kids - using all supplies you may even already have in your home. My kids loved the painting process for these Christmas trees.

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Total Time: 30 minutes + drying time

Yield: 1 banner

Supplies:

  • assorted acrylic paints
  • cardboard
  • paper
  • scissors
  • star stickers
  • ribbon
  • tempera paint sticks
  • tape/glue

Steps:

  1. Cut triangle pieces from the paper. (This will be the Christmas trees.)
  2. Christmas Tree Banner - paper triangle trees
     
  3. Using a scrap piece of cardboard - pour some assorted acrylic paints together.
  4. Christmas Tree Banner - various colors of paint on a scrap of cardboard
     
  5. Now dip the triangles into the paint. Set aside.
  6. Christmas Tree Banner - tree lying face down on top of the swirled paint
     
    Christmas Tree Banner - paint dipped tree
     
    Christmas Tree Banner - painted trees dryiing
     
  7. Repeat the process until all of your triangles are covered in paint.
  8. Christmas Tree Banner - all of the trees painted
     
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  9. Place star stickers on the top of each triangle to resemble a Christmas tree.
  10. Christmas Tree Banner - sheet of star stickers
     
    Christmas Tree Banner - star stickers added to top of trees
     
  11. I added a nice glittery touch with tempera paint (horizontal stripes to resemble garland).
  12. Christmas Tree Banner - glittery tempera paint
     
    Christmas Tree Banner - paper trees with glitter garland painted on
     
  13. Hot glue the triangles to ribbon. Leave a space in the center for the addition of the Merry Christmas banner.
  14. Christmas Tree Banner - paper trees glued to ribbon
     
    Christmas Tree Banner - garland before banner added
     
  15. Make a Merry Christmas sign with crayons/tempera paint. Cut the message out and cut triangles on both sides to make it look like banner. This will be taped to the center of the ribbon and tree banner.
  16. Christmas Tree Banner - Merry Christmas written out
     
    Christmas Tree Banner - Merry Christmas wording with gold edging
     
    Christmas Tree Banner - attaching Merry Christmas banner
     
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