Very Vintage Christmas Banner

Craft Hoarders Anonymous December Hop: Very Vintage Christmas Banner

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for the Craft Hoarders Anonymous December Hop.  You should be coming here from  Teresa Horner’s beautiful blog, where I know you were dazzled by her incredible creativity.  She’s a tough act to follow!  Since this hop is all about having fun, using our stash and making things that make us happy, I decided to use some of my favorite goodies from Polly’s Paper Studio.  My fingers had been itching to play with her very merry Let it Snow Creativity Kit.  I also felt like making a Christmas banner.  So I whipped up this Very Vintage Christmas Banner to share with you here today.

kathy by Design/Vintage Style Christmas Banner 01While I love making banners, I don’t love photographing them, but I did my best to capture all the holiday cheer in this very vintage Christmas banner.  It’s loaded with Petaloo flowers and gorgeous ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, too.

kathy by Design/Vintage Style Christmas Banner 04Each panel is sewn onto a burlap flag.  I used Tim’s snowflake rosettes and loads of flowers to amp up the festive feel.

Vintage Style Christmas Banner 03I love these rusted stars that are frosted with glitter.  (I think I am still wearing a little glitter, but it’s the holidays, so it’s alright!)  Each flag is sewn onto a length of mesh ribbon to go along with the rustic feel of this very vintage Christmas banner.  Then I accented with Green Glitz Ribbon and Red Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon.  I have to confess, I am totally in love with this ribbon combo!

Vintage Style Christmas Banner 02These sweet vintage images just make me happy.  They capture a time of innocence and joy that the world could really use right about now.

Vintage Style Christmas Banner 05From here, you will hop over and be dazzled by the one and only Barbara Rankin.  If you get lost along the way, visit Gloria Stengel’s blog (she’s our lovely hostess) where you’ll find a complete list of all the hoarders playing along in this hop.

I’m linking this up to the “Tis the Season” Challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.

Here’s wishing you an old fashioned Merry Christmas!  Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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19 thoughts on “Very Vintage Christmas Banner

  1. Carol

    You always make such wonderful banners Kathy and this one is no exception. Gorgeous embellishments, some sewing, beautiful flowers all add up to a lovely banner. X

  2. soozyb2013

    Wow Kathy this one is just lovely. I am a vintage girl too as you know, love the old Santa’s and kids and snow scenes with sleighs, and love those horse drawn sleighs a ton. This banner really makes me think of Christmas’s gone by with my Mum and Dad and family in the childhood home 🙂 Thanks for that.

  3. LuvtoKraft

    Absolutely scrumptious, as usual, Kathy! Love the vintage, sparklies and the flowers are perfect. I’ve enjoyed perusing this Christmasy beauty with my morning cup of tea. Ahhhhh!!!
    Hugs,
    Kris

  4. Elaine

    Your work always makes me smile Kathy , just perfect in every way.
    Loving your Banner ,just magical ! )

  5. pam bray

    Woozer Kathy!!!! You know I love banners…this is so lovely, so vintage, so full of Christmas goodness…SO NEEDS TO BE HANGING OVER MY MANTEL!!! Ooops, did I just say that, lol. Gorgeous project my friend!!

  6. Janis in ID

    This is just wonderful. I love how you have just overloaded it with delicious blossoms and other lovely embellishments.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

  7. Barbara Rankin

    OMG Kathy, this is simply gorgeous. You are right about it having a vintage feel, which just so happens to be my favorite style. And I may have to steal (borrow) your idea for putting the papers, etc. on the burlap backing. I really like adding fabrics with my paper craft. It adds such nice texture.

  8. dynesnl

    Hi Kathy!
    I’ve been in love with your gorgeous banner since the first time I saw it on the Hoarders Facebook page. It is so sweet and vintage. It wants to come live at my house:-)) Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your art at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

  9. Cec

    This is stunning. Love the rich, vibrant Christmas colours and the vintage feel to the papers and embellishments. All the layers add so much to this beauty. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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