Monday, December 9, 2013

Gift Wrapping Paper Christmas Banner

Everyone has a roll or two or ten of holiday gift wrapping paper stored somewhere in their home. Here a great way to utilize those rolls of holiday gift wrapping paper to decorate your home or party during the holidays without spending a penny! 

To create this pendant banner, I used about 1/2 yard each of two different patterned wrapping paper. Cut out 4 rectangular pendants (5.5 inches wide and 16 inches long) of each pattern. Using wrapping paper with grid lines helps tremendously!

Next, fold each pendant over in half then unfold it. Lay out a piece of 6 foot long twine (you can also use yarn or string) on the fold and secure it with a piece of tape. Fold over the pendant and secure it firmly to each other with double sided tape. I would not suggest using glue as wrapping paper is very thin and can create unwanted bubbles. 

Space the pendants about an inch apart.  You can either keep the pendants as is as rectangles or you can cut out the pendants into ribbons. 

If you would like to add lettering to the banner, here is a link to a template to add HO HO HO cut outs CLICK HERE.

The great thing about gift wrapping paper is the various patterns and colors it comes in. You can create various banners for any occasion: birthdays, Valentine's day, Halloween, etc.

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