Friday, November 15, 2013

No Sew Printed Fabric Banner

Well, well, well....
It would seem that it is time to start thinking about Christmastime... and I'll be the first to admit I am more than a little excited about that. I start pretending I live in the middle of a Hallmark movie about this time of year. You know the ones that make you want to bundle up in a sweater and drink hot chocolate until you get sick? Yes.. those would be the movies I am talking about.

The weird {or awesome, depending how you choose to look at it} thing about me this time of year is that I can't get into to Christmas mood with out a little mood lighting... I am talking twinkle lights. Plain and simple, I can't watch {or enjoy properly} a Christmas movie without those little lights in my view. So.... because we aren't hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year AND because it snowed last week {IN THE SOUTH} I took it upon myself to go ahead and start decorating.... fire up the Bing Crosby holiday hits ladies and gents.... and let the Christmas decorating begin! 

The coolest thing about this project is that I used my home printer... a deskjet printer.... to print right on the fabric!!

Cut canvas material to the size of  printer paper and attach it to a piece of card-stock using tape just at the edges, {I used canvas drop cloth from Lowes}

Right click to save this picture or create your own at . Open the picture in a Microsoft Word document and resize to your liking. Lay the paper, fabric side down, and print! 

Next, cut out your letters... I didn't use a stencil for this I just went for it. This type of fabric is really easy to cut and you should be able to get the look you want fairly easily.

Eyeballing it again, next I folded down the top edges so each of the letter were even and gave it a good crease

And, as promised, this is a no sew project... so I simply used tape to hold the letters in place on my baker's twine! For a more permanent fix, you could use hot glue too

And that was all she wrote... how simple, right?? 

An awesome friend of mine that knows of my love for crates gave this one to me... I love it! It turned out to be perfect for my lanterns...

I can't wait to get the rest of my decorating finished this weekend... we had a slight hiccup last night with some of my decorations.... like a HUGE and HEAVY mirror falling off the mantel and shattering into a million pieces at 3am. Yeah... really, really not cool! I go to all sorts of lengths to make sure things like that won't happen in our house with three kids but somehow it still managed to come down, we were thankful it happened while the kiddos were safe in their beds! 

So... new game plan involves NO huge and heavy mirrors on the mantel. and medication for the momma that is still a little frazzled....

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you will stop by Instagram or Facebook and catch up with me there too! 

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  1. That looks so good makes me want to put all my decorations up. I am glad nobody was hurt with the mirror falling.

    Have a good weekend


  2. Super cute! Thank you so much for linking up to our party… I am featuring you tomorrow!

  3. Love this! Simple. Perfect! I would love it if you shared it with us at the Handmade Holiday Link Party! :)

  4. So cute, Carmella! I'm feeling so behind on my Christmas decorating. For some reason I keep myself from starting until after Thanksgiving. When will I learn???
    And sorry about your mirror incident :(. That would definitely leave me shaken up for a while.

  5. How adorable! Saw your post on our Handmade Holiday link party, thanks for linking up!


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