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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Free Printable Holiday Banner

Our friend Jody of Jocole is stopping by with a fun, free printable banner tutorial for the holidays. If you aren't familiar with Jody's work, be sure to stop by her Facebook Page and check out her adorable sewing patterns and let her know CKC sent you! Jody was sweet enough to give us a 3 pattern pack to giveaway to one of our lucky readers, so scroll to the bottom of this post to enter the rafflecopter to win 3 Jocole Patterns!!!!
As many of you know, I’m in a rental house while waiting for the house to be finished building.  I’m living out of boxes to unpack as little as possible.  I wanted to make some decorations that didn't require any sewing (because it’s all packed up) and was easy (let’s face it I don’t always have a lot of time with four very small kids).

Banner making is the perfect project for kids.  I left it very simple so that they can help color it, or you can print it on colored paper or even scrapbook paper.

You can download
the entire alphabet and number set HERE!

1. Download the directions and file (it's 46 pages!!) and decide which letters you’d like to print, along with any blank spaces to use as end pieces or to separate words.  I've included a list of phrases for a variety of holidays and occasions and a guide for what letters are on what pages in the document (page 4, or shown below as well).

2. Load your favorite card stock or paper into your printer (solid colors, small or subtle patterns).

3. Printer Settings:
               Page Scaling: “Multiple pages per sheet”
               Pages per sheet:              
 “2” for a larger banner (finished size of 4.5” w x 6” h)
or “4” for a smaller banner (finished size of 3.25“ w x 4.375“ h)
               You can type in exactly what page numbers you need, then Click “Ok”

 Example: Below I spelled out "Love" ... it needs pages 16, 19, 26, 9 to print out all 4 letters

3. Cut, Color (if desired), fold over the top edge around a piece of ribbon, string, yarn or twine and tape in place.
               Or Cut off the top edge and use a hole punch to string it.

4. Hang it wherever your heart desires and ENJOY !!!

and yes ... for the record, I'm totally hoping have a banner that says "peace" will help calm the kids down.  I know I'm dreaming, but my fingers are crossed!!!

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