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This Canvas Christmas Tree Banner makes the perfect holiday decoration. Make one for everyone on your list. This quick and easy project can be made in under an hour.
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DIY Christmas Banner
I am a huge fan of banners for all seasons. I love using them on shelves, doors, entryways- really everywhere! Today I’m going to show you a super simple one that you can make up in minutes.
Supplies Need For The Christmas Tree Banner
- fabric for trees and stumps (scraps are GREAT for this!)
- Heat n Bond (or another fusible webbing)
- trim or ribbon to sew your pennants on- mine is 1 yard long *I decided the tiny red pom-pom trim would be hard to sew on, so I switched it out for some medium-sized white trim- but did not retake this picture.
- sewing machine
PRO TIP: The fusible webbing- I am using the regular Heat n Bond, you cannot sew through it, so if you want to embellish your trees with decorative stitching, you will want to get the Heat n Bond lite (it’s in the purple packaging).
How to Make a Christmas Tree Banner
This darling banner goes together wiith minimal sewing- this is a project that even a beginning sewist/ crafter could make.
- The first thing you will want to do is create your templates. This picture is not to scale, so you will want to just draw your own on a piece of cardstock.
- To create the pennant template you will start by drawing a rectangle that is 6″ tall and 4 1/2″ wide. Then make a mark that is 1″ up from the bottom of your rectangle and centered on the width. (so 1″ up and 2 1/4″ – the dotted line shows 1″ up)
- Connect your centered mark with the two bottom corners to create the points for your pennant.
- The template for the tree shape is a simple triangle that is 3″ tall and 2″ wide at the base. The trunk pieces are 1″ tall and 3/4″ wide.
- Next, you will decide how many pennants you want (in my banner I made 5). Trace your pennant shape on the canvas for each pennant you want and cut them out.
- Trace your tree and trunk shapes onto the paper side of your fusible webbing- one for each pennant.
- Cut out your fusible webbing- leaving a border around the traced shapes.
- Fuse the webbing to the wrong side of the fabric for the trees and trunks and cut out your shapes. *note- follow the manufacturer’s instructions for best results with your fusible webbing.
- Pull the paper backing off your trees and stumps, place it in the desired location on the canvas pennant, and fuse.
- Line up your pennants on your trim so they are evenly spaced. For my banner, I used a 1 1/2″ spacing between the pennants.
- Pin in place and then stitch down. I used a zig-zag stitch to sew mine down, but you can use a straight stitch if you’re more comfortable with that.
- You’re done! I told you it was going to be easy!
For more decorating, crafting, and sewing ideas, check out Amy at Ameroonie Designs.