I try to come up with a new holiday theme each year. Last year it was a “Traditional Red, Green & Gold Christmas.” This year I’m excited to announce the theme as a “Rustic Glam Christmas.” *EEK* I’m seriously obsessed with the whole rustic trend going on right now, and I know this is the perfect way for me to celebrate the holiday! Those of you who follow me on Pinterest might have already gathered that this is my theme for the season because I have a pretty amazing board going. Check it out if you haven’t already!
The first project I’m dying to share with you is this simply stunning book page bunting banner I created.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
An old book
Ribbon or Twine
I found my old book at Goodwill for $.50 or something like that. My goal was to find something that was all black and white text (no pictures) and had a good worn look to it. The edges on my book were yellowed and uneven which is part of the reason I picked it.
When I got home, I measured the book and created a template in Photoshop (though you could easily use some sort of word processor I’m sure). Once I settled on a phrase and a font, I got to work creating the actual banner pages on the computer.
*Always make sure to do a quick sample print before creating all of your pages to make sure they fit and print correctly!
Since I want something really low-key and simple for our decor this year, I opted for black text. But you could use red, green, or whatever else suits your fancy…I’m sure it would be gorgeous no matter what! Then all you have to do is print out the banner. I decided to trim the edges of each bunting piece so there was no white showing around the text, but it’s really up to you if you want that look or not.
Once the pages were trimmed, I simply punched out holes at the top of the bunting pieces and strung them up on some twine.
I love how versatile this project is. You could make your banner large or small, colorful or neutral, hung with twine or ribbon, and the list goes on. Plus, you can hang it pretty much anywhere! I opted to hang it in our family room where the holiday wreath usually goes, but I also contemplated hanging it on the mantel, in the foyer over our credenza, or on the piano. Who knows … it might even move before the season is over!
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