PEACE Banner in Naturals and Blues

It may not have traditional Christmas colours, but this PEACE banner is the first thing I have made for Christmas decorating this year.

It is also the first indoor decoration we have in place. (Warning: Evening photos that are making my white living room walls look yellowy. I'll have to try again in daylight.)

I made this PEACE banner with items I already had in my craft supplies, so there was no new cost. I didn't have chipboard letters to glitter, so I used cardstock to print out large outlined letters on Microsoft Word. I cut the cardstock into squares making sure the letter was centered in each square. Using a small paintbrush I painted inside the outlined letter with white glue and poured on the Martha Stewart glitter in azure. If you miss a spot, just add more glue with the tip of the brush, and then pour on more glitter.

With blue accents in our living room, I decided on a natural and blue theme for this banner. My boys are taller than me, so they hung it up tonight, but I may adjust the height. 

I love the sparkle of the Martha Stewart azure glitter. With chipboard letters there would be more dimension and a layered look, but I'm happy with my make-do version. The loose weave burlap is cut from a roll of burlap from Michaels craft store (the same type I used on our Canadiana Christmas tree last year and our Cowboy Christmas Tree the year before.)

The little bows are a light blue sheer wire-edged ribbon.  

Wishing all my American blogging friends a Happy Thanksgiving! and PEACE! We are having a quiet weekend (our Thanksgiving here in Canada was back in October) but my sister, bil, and nieces are headed to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania for a girl's hockey tournament.

I'm sharing with...
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
WOW us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Under $100 party at Beyond the Picket Fence
SNS at Funky Junk Interiors - Rustic/Natural/Burlap Christmas Decor 2011 Special
and the Christmas In July/Cowgirl Up Link Party at 8 great blogs


  1. Hi Elizabeth,
    Great banner...love the blue!
    Those drapes are amazing ...
    All the Best,

  2. They are just lovely. Great job you did.

  3. Beautiful and simple....love the burlap ribbon banner....Very pretty and so fits into my cabin theme...I need to make one too! Mel's Designs from the Cabin...Mel

  4. Great job on this banner Elizabeth!!!
    It is perfect in your living room!
    LOVE all the different textures.

  5. What a cute banner! Banners have become so popular haven't they? It's a great reminder of what the season is all about. Love the colors used in it too.

  6. This is pretty!
    Please share this at my party:

  7. What a lovely banner, with a timeless message. I love the way you layered it. Very pretty!
    Hugs, Cindy

  8. I love this banner Elizabeth1 The colour is perfect for your living room and it looks so pretty! I love those curtains too! Angie xo

  9. I love this banner! I'm new to your blog stopped over from Funky Junk. I'm gonna check it out looks like my kind of eye candy. I hope you'll share this or any of your holiday posts at The Corson Cottage at our {Home for the Holidays} link party. Carrie

  10. Elizabeth,
    Our Christmas word of choice is...NOEL! You have inspired me to make a NOEL banner for our Christmas On Crooked Creek this year!!!

  11. Your banner is so pretty, very sophisticated. I'm wondering what you make the top banner pieces with that you then put the letters on? I looked at your post several times but didn't see where you specified what that layer is, paper or fabric? The colors are so pretty together. Love your curtain fabric also. I just subcribed to your blog.

  12. Hi srpprcrftr, the top squares are also scrapbooking cardstock cut into two different sized squares. I traced the letters on the smallest square, carefully painted on glue and then sprinkled glitter on top of the glue. Hope this helps! I couldn't email you because an email is not linked to your account.


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