Make a “blessed” banner for a holiday photo prop and use it for decor after your photos! The photo above is a little preview of a photo shoot I did last week for some friends. Aren’t they the cutest?! They let me sneak in my banner for one of their family shots and I loved it so much that I ended up using the banner for my own family photos. I love decor that can easily transition to several holidays. This holiday bunting can definitely be used for Thanksgiving, Christmas and all year long. Grab some paint, lace trim and get crafting! After you make this blessed banner, learn how to make a paper bag advent calender for the holidays with gilded clothespins.
Kraft Scrapbook Paper
Martha Stewart Crafts Lace Trim
Martha Stewart Crafts White Acrylic Paint
Vinyl & Cutting Machine (i.e. Silhouette) or Large Letter Stencils
Martha Stewart Paint Brush
String or Jute
Step 1: Cut the kraft scrapbook paper into your choice of bunting shape (triangles, half circles, rectangle with a “v” cut out, etc.).
Step 2: Use a cutting machine (I used a Silhouette) to make “blessed” stencils out of adhesive vinyl. Make sure that you size them to fit on your bunting shapes. You can also use large letter stencils. Attach stencil to bunting shapes and use white acrylic paint to paint in the letters. Allow to dry.
Step 3: Once dry, slowly peel off stencil.
Step 4: Hot glue lace trim to the top of each bunting flag.
Step 5: Attach bunting flags to a piece of string or jute using clothespins.