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Did you know there are SO many inexpensive but CUTE crafts you can make around the holidays?

This next craft I’m going to show you cost $1.50 if you buy the supplies, or if you are like me and have lots of scrapbook paper laying around it’s FREE! You heard me right – FREE!

Here is how you can make a super Easy Christmas Banner
 for cheap…

-Cardstock Scrapbook Paper
-Patterned Scrapbook Paper
-Glue Stick
-Hot Glue Gun


1.       Decide on what kind of shape you want to use for the banner. I did a Pennant Shape, but you can do circles or even triangles. Make your pattern and make two sizes of it {one a tad smaller than the other}. Trace the larger pattern on to your cardstock and then trace the smaller pattern onto your patterned paper. Cut out.

2. You will then glue the smaller pattern on to your larger pattern.

3. From there, I made paper accordions. To do that, cut out strips half the width of what you would like your paper accordion to be. For example, if you want a 4 inch accordion, then cut your strips 2 inches wide. Your will need 2 strips per accordion. Then, siz sag the entire length of the paper. You will hot glue the beginning and the ends of the paper to your other zig-zagged strip. Then you will in the edges of the paper and place a dab of hot glue. Hold until it dries.
4. Hot glue your accordions to your scrapbook paper shapes.
5. Then trace your letters onto your glitter paper. To do this I cut out letters {Coney Island Font} and traces it backwards onto the back of my glitter paper. I then cut it out and hot glued it to the center of my accordion flowers.

6. Hole punch the tops and string with ribbon or tulle.

A super easy, cute but inexpensive Banner!
I hope you like it.

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  1. 1

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  2. 3

    LOVE that!!! So very cool. :)

  3. 5

    This is a great tutorial! So pretty and you make it look so easy. Shared on our Facebook wall this morning. Thank you!

  4. 7

    so cute-love it!

  5. 9

    Very cute Kristyn! I finally broke down and bought a scoring table, and it makes those accordions so much easier. I love making them now! :)

  6. 11

    Pinning this and stealing it! LOL. I just made a Christmas banner but I love the accordian paper and have a banner addiction so I will make something similar for sure! Thanks for the tutorial!

  7. 12

    Love this, Kristyn! I need to make one for my kitchen. :)

  8. 13

    Great banner and great blog you’ve got there! Just subscribed via email! Would love to see you around at my place too!
    Love, Olga

  9. 15

    Do you know where I can get those banner pattern? (big and small one)

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