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 him...man 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...
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It's So Very Cheri
Newly Woodwards
Cottage Instincts and
The Persimmon Perch

20 comments:

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!

XOXO
Jen

Cindy said...

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

Thanks for linking to Mi4M :)

Jill said...

Lovely.

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.

cheri

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.

tammy

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...

Be sure to check my post

Cheri

Just Rhonda said...

TOTALLY cute!!!!

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