Embroidered Christmas (or anything really) Banner tutorial!

Hello friends! I have another Christmas craft for you!

Embroidered Christmas Banner
 Sorry for the poor picture quality, but you will see it in more detail in a little bit. Hold your horses!

Materials Needed:

  1. Pretty scrapbook paper
  2. Vintage book paper, sheet music, etc.. (i used tea stained hymnal pages)
  3. Light colored paper to write the letters on
  4. Scissors
  5. Glue, tape, or mod podge
  6. Needle and thread (i used embroidery thread, it was thicker)
  7. Pen
  8. Hole punch
First decide on the size you want each letter to be and cut out a background piece, your vintage paper piece and the piece of paper you are going to write/embroider on...
Here I am using the black and white striped sheet as my background, the sheet music for the middle and the beige sheet for the front to be embroidered on.
Ok now draw the letters on your light paper, my banner says JOY, but you can make your say whatever you want! For example you can do NOEL, MERRY CHRISTMAS, PEACE, JOY, Your last name, there is so many options! 

Now I embroidered mine, but you can just kick it free hand or stamp it on. I like the look of the mixed media, embroidery on paper, but it up to you!
Now finish embroidering (after like an hour!! and to think I only wrote JOY!) and glue or mod podge or double side tape all the little piece together. I embellished mine with a button. 

Punch holes in the top with a hole punch (I couldn't find one, so I used the tip of my pen...whoops.)

String all those puppies together and hang that fool! You are done...now go get a sugar cookie and some nog and enjoy your homemade wonder! Enjoy the amazement of friends when they come over and you can say "Oh yeah that is just something I made". 

Merry Christmas and God bless!


  1. Ok, this is so cute. And if I had my way, everything christmassy would say 'joy' (as do all my cards this year... !) it's the most lovely word! haha. Beautiful! :)