December 29, 2009

Festive Banner

I made this festive red foil banner to hang over a doorway. It's easy to make, and can be customized to fit any space!

I had leftover cupcake liners from holiday baking, and decided to put them to good use.

Cut about a half-inch wide strip all the way around from the top of the liner. Save the bottom for another use. (You can cut out the bottom circle and use it as a gift tag!)

Grab the two ends of the strip. Twist in opposite directions, until you like the way it looks and the twist holds itself in place.

Thread a needle with whatever color you wish. (I used an offwhite, strong upholstery thread.) If you want the twists to appear to be floating, use monofilament.

I folded down the top of the twist before piercing it, so the knot wouldn't rip through the foil. I used a single knot, but you can double-knot it if you would like.

Space the twists however you like - I did every 6 inches. Though red and white are great colors for Christmas, they also work for Valentine's Day! (I think I'll keep mine up until then!)

You can substitute silver liners for a winter/New Year's Eve version, or make this in the springtime using pale pastel yellow, green, pink, and/or blue ones.

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