holiday banners made easy!


This project is so simple, but it’s added so much to my home this holiday season! This year, due to travel we aren’t getting a Christmas tree. It just really would be a super huge pain (not to mention likely to die!) and we don’t want a fake tree either. This was a family vote – keep it simple! We’ve got a few decorations + the tiny artificial trees we always have up for fun. But what else?


What could I do that was really inexpensive, easy, quick, and add impact?


Answer: pull out my ScanNCut and get cutting! Big or small, fancy or simple, these banners were a blast to create! Here’s a link to my YouTube tutorial.

Ah yes, and a reminder as always that I love & use this ScanNCut all the time! I am also a paid consultant for Brother. (all ideas & opinions here my own).


I put these up around the stairs. Hard to get a photo that looks great so I’ll stick to detail shots. What if you wanted to use doilies or plain paper not cut? Well grab that ScanNCut and make some accents like I did here!


What about adding names, doing monogram shapes, utilizing glitter or vellum papers? Yes to all! As a reminder I prefer twine simply for ease of use (I have huge rolls of it!) plus cost. But you could do any kind of ribbon or material you like for your own banners.


I hope I’ve inspired you to add a bit of DIY décor to your holidays, birthday party or just because! Some of these are intentionally red & white so I can stretch them to Valentine’s Day…

3 thoughts on “holiday banners made easy!”

  1. this was just what I needed to see today. I want to make a banner of stars for my mantle. My scan-n-cut is my white whale. I know I can enlarge the stars-but can I skew them? I love primitive stars. We’ve had a small tree for yours now and I love it. But a lot of other stuff still goes up. Christmas is the only time I see some of my boys-and they want to see the treasures from their childhood.

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