Christmas DIY Christmas Banners
These little DIY Christmas banners will add just a touch of festivity to your bed frames, mantels or staircases. These easy DIY Christmas decorations are made with dollar store mittens and wool. You can add optional paper snowflakes, a fun Christmas craft for a family to make together.
Often Christmas banners are heavy and look heavy, this version is designed to be bright and light and add just a tiny touch of Christmas decor. If you love anything with Pom Poms or need a tutorial for how to make Pom Poms, you should love this Pom Pom Christmas Wreath.
The Christmas garlands are crocheted chains of wool, but you can braid the wool if you find it easier.
Easy DIY Christmas Decorations Banner
This is a super easy, fast and inexpensive DIY Christmas decoration, depending on how long you want the banner to be, you can make it for much less than $10. All the supplies come from the dollar store. If you don’t shop early you may need to go to more than one store to purchase enough in the same colour, but these were $1 a pair. Can’t beat the price, and they are soft and cozy looking.
To make your own Christmas banner you will need:[wc_row] [wc_column size=”one-half” position=”first”]
Matching dollar store knit mittens (youth size)
Paper snowflakes (optional)
White yarn, crochet hook[/wc_column] [wc_column size=”one-half” position=”last”]
Felt snowballs, or small pom poms
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The length of the banner depends on how many mittens/snowflakes you have.
Start by making a chain that will link the mittens and/or paper snowflakes together. The distance between each mitten is about 12 inches.
Make the chain.
Chain 50, single crochet twice into the first mitten, chain 50, continue through all the mittens ending with chain 50. Tie off.
Attach the felt snowballs.
Thread a long piece of yarn onto the embroidery needle. *Weave through the crochet links about 16 stitches, sew through a snowball, then back into the chain. Weave through the next 16 stitches and attach to the next snowball. Stitch to the mitten.*
Repeat from * until the last mitten.
Weave through 16 chain stitches, attach a snowball, weave through 16 chains stitched, attach the last snowball. Weave through to the end. Tie the ends of the stitching thread and the chain thread together at each end.
You can also make the Christmas banner using four mittens and hang them on the end of the bed, or across the window of a little one’s bedroom window. I like how they add just a little bit of whimsy without being overbearing or heavily decorative.
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Hoping your Christmas is warm and loving.