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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Merry Christmas Banner

I have been eyeing this garland from a certain (over-priced) store with the initials P.B.

Here is a zoomed out version. So pretty. So expensive.

I knew I didn't have enough room (because of this) to make a whole garland, so I just made a banner instead. Besides, it's easier to make and doesn't take as long.

I also switched mine up a bit and used some old music I found at Goodwill for .49 cents. I used my Cricut Schoolbook cartridge to cut out the letters in black.

Cut a sheet of music in half (hot dog way) and glue together at the seam.

Use the same Cricut cartridge to cut the scalloped edges. If you don't have a Cricut, use those fancy-schmancy scrapbooking scissors instead! Glue it all together.

Set up your Christmas tree and place the banner on it. (Never leave paper on the Christmas tree with the tree lit unattended, I would hate to have your craft (among other things) go up in flames. Yikes!)

So pretty. So NOT expensive.

Just wait till you hear what happened when I started hanging the ornaments on the Christmas tree... At least my banner is pretty! I am going to link to these parties this week.

PS: I am linking this to the Christmas Craft Contest at Poppies at Play. If you like my banner, head over there and vote. Thanks!

XO,

74 comments:

  1. Yay for the Cricut! Love this cute decor!

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  2. Very pretty, I like yours better.
    Kathy

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  3. Very neat banner. Your tree is gorgeous!

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  4. I saw this in the Pottery Barn catalogue, and fell in love with it too! You did a great job!

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  5. Oh I love it, I did something of a knock off as well. I do not have your nifty machine though, yours looks fantastic. I will be sharing mine tomorrow. Hope you come by and see it.

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  6. I am a new follower, not sure why my picture did not come up though...I tried twice, but it shows I did follow...oh well, I will have to make sure you come up on my roll

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  7. That is just darling. I was just looking through PB last night and saw that. So darling.

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  8. Wow, so adorable and elegant! I love your sheet music version, so much prettier than P to the B.

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  9. It looks great. I love the music. Simply lovely!
    ~Heidi

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  10. So fun & so cute! I love how it looks on your tree :)

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  11. Love this! I wonder how it would look in torn muslin with the words to a Christmas carol stamped on in black? Hmmmmm.

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  12. Gasp...awesome idea!! I think I might try this!! Thanks!!

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  13. Absolute Perfection!!!
    I would love it of you linked to our party!!
    http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2010/11/holiday-hook-up.html

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  14. Really cute with the sheet music, Courtney!!

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  15. I have been brainstorming on how to make this since I saw it at PB way back in November. Alas, I don't have a fancy cutting machine. Yours looks great though!

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  16. That looks GREAT! much better than store bought!

    Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a lovely week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  17. Great post! I would love it if you would link this up to my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/link-up-giveaway-and-winner.html

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  18. Adorable! How clever of you.

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  19. Love it! Much better than original!

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  20. Courtney, I saw this garland in a PB store and fell in love with it...but not the price! Yours looks wonderful and I like it on the old music sheets better than the PB version.
    Happy Holidays,
    Sherry

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  21. I love this. Thanks for the great idea. :)

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  22. I LOVE it! It looks amazing and soo economical! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party. Can't wait to see what you share next week!

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  23. Wow wow and TRIPLE WOW! OK, I am really going to need to get a cricut, I can tell. This is a beautiful craft. Thanks for linking up!

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  24. Love it. I was standing in PB the other day thinking: "I wonder how long before some genius blogger knocks this off". Didn't take long!

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  25. I saw PB version and I thought of your photo on a blog hop from last week. I'm a follower, will you do the same? Merry Christmas!
    laura over at http://imnotatrophywife.blogspot.com

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  26. Such a lovely touch to use music score for your banner.

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  27. Love this! Wish I had a Cricut:(
    Krista

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  28. I've been looking at that garland too- I like yours better on the sheet music! I think a banner over my mantel would look great...thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. I love it with the sheet music!

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  30. Great idea ... love the sheet music! Missed out on the burlap gardland but you got a great deal! Came by way of Thrifty Thursday ... thanks for sharing!

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  31. Beautiful--love the sheet music background! Come on over and link up to my Very Merry Holiday Home party... http://verymerryvintagestyle.blogspot.com/2010/12/very-merry-holiday-home-new-link-party.html

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  32. I think I may even like yours better. Well done.

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  33. Hi Courtney! I gave you a blog award! Hope you grab it @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2010/12/31st-and-91st-birthday-and-award.html

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  34. Great idea!! I have a cricuit but i would have never thought to do that. Thanks for linking for Craftify It Thursday!

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  35. These are lovely! Such inspiration and beautiful holiday decor! Great job here; I’m so glad I stumbled upon your post.

    hugs
    Cidinha

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  36. That is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

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  37. It would be so much easier to use my vintage rubber stamps to do the lettering. Very cute!

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  38. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) This will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-advent-calendar-ideas/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  39. I love this! I'm a new follower from Friday Follow blog hop...hope you can check out my blog and will follow back :)

    ~Crystal
    www.thecraftycrystal.blogspot.com

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  40. Great idea! love it a lot. I am your new follower. You can follow me back at http://showmemama.com. Make sure you leave a comment so I know you visited.

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  41. I love a great Pottery Barn inspired project! You go girl. Always feel like I'm winning or something. :) I just posted my PB inspired advent calendar. Yeah!

    Blessings,
    Holly
    http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com

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  42. Hi Courtney,

    I found your blog from Fun Follow Friday and follow your blog via GFC and subscribe via email

    you made lovely banner, anyway

    http://bacaan-ally.blogspot.com

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  43. Love it!!! So, what happened?!! Hope whatever it was, it was repairable.


    My Show n Tell is a Holiday post. Something my Husband made and I painted; Last Year! Here is the Link for you. Do stop by if you get a chance.

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  44. I have been trying to figure out how to make one Thanks so much. I got the one from PB it was too rustic for my pink tree.I will try sheet music.
    Marie Arden Pink Living

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  45. makes you wonder whay an item that costs $ 5 or less is about $65 or more at "that" store huh??!! Great job!!!!

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  46. hi! i'm following from the Fun Follow Friday blog hop! i'd love if you would visit my blog and follow back :)

    best,
    april

    www.marineparents.blogspot.com

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  47. What a great banner. I just got a cricut myself and I'm looking for fun projects like this one. Thanks for sharing. I found you through the weekend wrapup at Tatertots and Jello, and I'm visiting from www.lifeisaparty.ca
    Merry Christmas!

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  48. I love it Courtney! It looks fantastic! Totally the same affect, but so inexpensive! Sa-weet!!

    Thanks for entering the craft contest!

    Andy

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  49. What a wonderful, elegant idea! I love using music sheets. I did a monogram with sheet music and it just makes everything better! Great job!
    Hope you can enter my Cutting Edge Stencil giveaway going on now! Have a wonderful night! http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/11/giveaway-with-cutting-edge-stencils.html

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  50. GAWD, I have got to get a cricut. That looks awesome. I've been working with sheet music too...isn't it just awesome?!?! :-)

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  51. Oooo, ahh, ahh, ahh--I love it. Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence's Under $100 Party.

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  52. so cute! I promoted it on my Facebook page! see here: www.facebook.com/lifeinstages

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  53. Courtney - Fantastic job - so pretty! Thanks so much for linking to the party - I greatly appreciate it! I featured these today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a lovely week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  54. LOVE this Christmas Banner. But, what Cartiridge did you use to do the border . I just got a Expression for my birthday and haven't used it much. My email address is shiverspalmer@yahoo.com
    I would love to try this if I knew what cartiridge you used for the scallops. Thanks, Pam

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  55. That turned out great, and I really like the way your scalloping is a little more pronounced. Great job!

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  56. I love it! It looks so beautiful.

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  57. That looks just as fabulous as the other. So beautiful. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays! Featuring this today.

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  58. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this today on FTF! Grab a featured button if you would like one and don't already have one! Thanks and Merry Christmas!!

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  59. Tree is tree and holy day is just past for fun
    Because it to b young !

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