Good morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Today I am excited to share another fun paper banner with you. Banners are one of my favorite ways to decorate for the holidays – they are easy, affordable, and are easily customizable – this banner is no exception! My mom is decorating with red and silver this year so I thought it would be fun to create a red and silver banner for her. I was inspired by the beautiful vintage cards and paintings of holiday ornaments. They are so fun! Check out my Pinterest board, Vintage Ornaments for lots of inspiration!
All you need to create this banner is decorative paper in any color scheme of your choosing. You can download the free template with all of the different shapes I used and then mix-and-match to create your own unique paper ornaments. String them up and your banner is ready to go! How is your holiday decorating going? We like to decorate for Christmas early – our tree is up, stockings hung and the outside of our house is glowing! We’re ready for Christmas! :)
Supplies Needed for Holiday Ornament Banner
- Free printable template: DIY Holiday Ornament Banner Free Template
- Decorative paper in various colors
- Hole punch
- Star punch and decorative scissors *optional
- Glue and tape
Step One: Print the pages of the template and use them to cut out the ornament shapes. I cut the large ornament shapes out from the template and traced around them onto my decorative paper before cutting them out. For the smaller star and circle shapes, I used a transfer method.
I love using this transfer method – it saves me the time of cutting a pattern out and it’s really simple. Start by coloring the back of the design with pencil.
Lay the pattern, facing up, onto the back of the decorative paper. Trace around the design with a pencil, this will transfer onto the back side of your decorative paper.
Then you can cut out the transferred design. Use this method to cut out stars, circles and diamonds to decorate your paper ornaments with! For the circles, you can also grab household objects and trace those directly onto the back of your decorative paper.
Step Two: Adhere the decorative shapes to the large ornament shapes. I ended up using a glue stick, craft glue and a tape runner depending on the paper. It was a bit trial and error to see what worked best, especially with the heavily glittered paper! Once your ornaments are finished, let them sit under a few heavy books overnight to flatten them out.
I had a lot of fun layering the stars and circles to create different designs. I had a tiny star punch on hand that was perfect and saved me a little time cutting.
Step Three: The final step is to string your ornaments. Punch a hole in the top of each ornament, being careful to center it. Run string, yarn, cording or twine through the ornament holes. Since the ornaments would shift around easily if left this way, I glued them in place. To do this, punch an extra hole from cardstock, or use the holes from the ornaments you just punched. Measure your ornaments along the string so they are all evening placed and glue the hole on the back of the ornament over the string with a glue stick.
The paper ornament banner is finished and ready to be hung!! I love that you can make this banner as simple or complex as you’d like! You can make it in any color palette that matches your decor, and if you wanted to, you could pre-cut shapes and have your kids help you! After I finished this silver and red banner, I started on a colorful version for myself. I haven’t finished it, but here is a little sneak peak at that one! :)