Monday, December 7, 2009

Noel Banner

After my "Fall" banner (for Autumn) I just had to have one for Winter, too.
I considered several words - Joy, Merry, Believe...
But I ended up with "Noel"

I decided to make it on book pages. I'm making some book wreaths and the pages are so much fun to look at I decided to use some for this project, too :)

First, I tore 4 pages out of my book.
I happened to pick page numbers that meant something to me...because it sounded like fun.
41 was my husbands high school football number (far more significant to me than to did I love that uniform...sigh)
99 was the year we got married
13 is the day of the month our daughter was born
81 for my son's Birthday, 8/1

I tore the pages out carefully, but ended up with some jagged edges, anyway (which I LOVED)
I used a glue stick to glue to page to some cream colored card stock.

Then I used my scissors to cut the card stock to the same size as the book page, following the jagged edges exactly.

I printed the word NOEL out in light grey ink on the BACK of the paper I was using with the mirror image function turned on.

I cut the letters out by hand.
It was HARD to see the lines! Until I got smart and traced the outline with a pencil.  Duh.

I used brown stamp ink and a q-tip to distress the edges of the letters.

Then I attached the letters to the book pages with gorilla glue.

Once all my glue was dry I hot glued the pages onto a ribbon.
I decided to hang the banner on our Christmas tree.
It's in our front room, which is filled with books, so I think it looks very appropriate on the tree.

I'm thinking about more book page banners, though - they are so very cute!
I think they'd be really fun gifts, too :)
Linking up to the parties tonight! I can't wait to see all the projects, I'm looking for something fab to make for a centerpiece on my coffee table :)
See you at...
It's So Very Cheri
Newly Woodwards
Cottage Instincts and
The Persimmon Perch


Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

It looks very cute. I spruced up our tree with some banners, too. Great minds obviously think alike. =)

Thanks for joining in today.

Maureen said...

Simple and sweet!

heidi said...

I like it and was thinking about doing something else with book pages too. There's just something about words on a page... :-)

Destination Seaborn said...

What a simple idea...that looks great! ~Lisa

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

That is so cute! I like big graphic things on Christmas trees, looks great!

jenjen said...

What a fun project. It looks so fun in your tree!


Cindy said...

GREAT idea. Love how this looks on your tree....Banners rock!

Thanks for linking to Mi4M :)

Jill said...


The Persimmon Perch said...

That's great! Love the big red letters. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Its So Very Cheri said...

I Love that. I think that would be cute to do on sheets of music and have on my piano.


Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Looks so pretty on your tree! I used pine cones on mine this year and I spot a few on yours too. Beautiful!

Delightful Dwelling said...

It looks great, thanks for sharing!

Jaimie said...

It looks so cute!!!

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

Very creative and I adore it on the tree. What a cute new way to use it.


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Neat banner! :) Thanks for the visit and the book suggestion!! It sounds great. :)

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

ooooo I love this! I can't wait to get my cricut from santa it will make cutting letters easier for fun suff just like this!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love any art with words, so this book page banner really rocks! It looks so cute nested in the tree!

Ashley said...

So cute! When I see that banner it makes me think of a Charles Dickens novel! Great job!

Its So Very Cheri said...

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Just Rhonda said...

TOTALLY cute!!!!

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