Authentique Magical Christmas Banner


Authentique Magical Christmas Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique Magical Christmas Banner with Eileen Hull House Stitchlets Die

Hello, Friends!  Today I have an Authentique Magical Christmas Banner to share with you.  Even though I know that Jesus is the reason for the season, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without Santa!  Remember the anticipation of waiting for Santa to arrive on Christmas Eve?  Did you listen for reindeer hooves on the rooftop like I did?  These jolly Christmas Santa images take me right back to my childhood!

Authentique Magical Christmas Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

The pennants for this banner are die cut with Eileen Hull’s House/Banner Stitchlets die and some tags that I had in my stash.

TIP:  Mix and match pennant shapes for a more interesting design.

TIP:  Combine images from the 6×6 Paper Bundle with patterns from the 12×12 Collection Kit.  Then toss in some texture with ribbon, burlap and felt embellishments.

TIP: Fussy cut around the Santa images from the 3×4 cards.  Then pop them up with foam tape to create lots of dimension.

TIP:  Tie ribbon streamers between the pennants.  Then top with holly berry clusters to add a little extra cheer.

TIP: Fold 1 1/2″ wide cotton ribbon in half, then machine stitch the pennants between the layers.  This makes for a finished edge and a banner that will not fall apart.

TIP: Make the first and last banners in a mirror image of one another.  Then tuck in rusty jingle bells, bows and red flowers to make the banner really festive.

I hope this Magical Christmas Banner gives you some tips and ideas that you can use to decorate your home this holiday season.  A banner like this also makes a great gift!

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10 thoughts on “Authentique Magical Christmas Banner

  1. Isabel Gonzalez

    My dear, sweet Kathy, I do remember sneaking to the window at night, trying to catch a glimpse of Mr. Claus and his reindeer. Lol! This project is so beautiul and special, although, all of your projects are!!! Thank you for all your inspiration, sweet friend! May God grant you and your family a most beautiful and special Christmas!!!! Hugs xo

  2. Sara Barker

    Wonderful nostalgic Christmas banner that really puts me in the Christmas spirit! I love the strip of cotton that ties all these flags together, the rusted jingle bells and of course, Santa himself! Every Christmas morning we would make a big noise of slamming the back door off the living room and jingle sleigh bells, so the kids would know Santa had been there. Those sleigh bells are on our front door now. Happy Advent to you!

  3. MaryH

    Aw Kathy, you have out done yourself with this lovely nostalgic Christmas fare! I adore how you stitch your projects; really makes it special and I know created with such love and care. Did you make those stockings? They are just so distinctly eye-catching and remarkable. Every embellishment brings forth those lovely Christmas memories.

    My mom would tell me the stories of her Christmas – The dinning/formal living room was alway locked and only used for special occasions. So they never saw the Christmas tree because Santa always brought it with the presents, which he placed in that locked room. He was kind enough to always hide a small present in the tree for each family member too. Mom did not continue that tradition (we didn’t have a locked room) but our tree was decorated within an inch of its life. I sometimes wonder how one tree could hold so many wonderful ornaments and lights! Oh I wonder what delight you will bring forward next.

  4. lynn legge

    kathy this is so vintage i love it….your banners are gorgeous. i keep my purple banner up all year
    much love to you friend….happy holiday

  5. Martie Rollin

    Any version of that famous Coke Santa gets my vote of approval!! Love that little burlap stocking…I’ll definitely be creating a few to use this year…nice rustic look. those red roses were a surprise! My creative brain always sees poinsettias around this time of year. Ha! Ha! this year I want to tie on some dangling jingle bells between banner sections. Thanks for posting this delightful Christmas project…much appreciated!! I’ve just heard ” I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” on a radio station…I need to figure out how to create a couple cards featuring a ” hippo hero!”

  6. soozyb2013

    You really are the banner queen! Love this piece Kathy, just love it. Hope you are having a great week thus far! Hugs from me to you and thank you again for sharing an amazing banner!!

  7. Susan Steele

    So so cute!!! I’ve been waiting patiently for a Kathy original Christmas Banner so I could break out my new tags and stars die cuts …well as soon as my new die cutting plates get here! I was kinda mean to my old/new ones! Shame on me! But luv those tiny burlap stockings and bells and just how you embellished each tag …luv all the many layers! And the Santa’s too! Mother always decorated every room in our houses, whenever we were and Christmas morning Santa always had an extra surprise waiting for my sister and me! Thanks so much for sharing your creation and giving us so much inspiration! Hugs, Suzy Q

  8. Gena Krannig

    Oh Kathy, what a wonderful banner! You know how I just absolutely love your banners. This one is really sweet and nostalgic with the Santas and yes I used to listen for him to arrive too. Still do. LOL These images are so magical and so pretty all dressed up with the poinsettias and holly. I also love the little burlap stocking. How cute! I can’t believe Christmas is almost here. What a year it has been. I pray everyone can have some joy during this Christmas. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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