The sparkle, doily, snowflake banner….

I’ve been banner crazy this holiday season, and I had seen a few on Pinterest that I just adored. One had doilies hanging with  ornaments. I loved the idea of doilies, but I wanted mine to have kind of a vintagey, collected feel.

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My Jo-Ann fabrics has a bin they have all different sizes of doilies for a dollar or two each.

 I picked up 6 in different sizes.

 The I grabbed my crystal glitter, white craft glue and a brush.

 I just brushed the glue on the doily, covering the entire surface.

 Then right away sprinkled glitter over the whole thing. I shook off the extra and put it aside to dry. I did this with each of the doilies.

 I put a small crease in the end of the paper I was glittering over and poured back the extra glitter for a future project.

 Once they were dry, I just stung twine in the holes at the top of each “snowflake”, The craft glue makes them a little stiff so they are easy to string on and they hold their shape really well.

 I then tied  a loop in each end and hung it up on my mantle.

It’s super cute and so pretty when it catches the light. It was a pretty quick project to do too. I think it would be an easy project for the kids during winter break too.

I wanted to mention
My friend Christie at Carter’s Cottage is having  a big chalk paint giveaway for Annie Sloan’s American Tour, so stop on over to enter!

Jen

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Comments

  1. Love this Jen~ too cute!!
    xo~
    T

  2. So pretty. I love the addition of glitter for that touch of sparkle.

    Danielle

  3. Oh I love this. I have doilies hanging in front of the windows. I stiffened mine with sugar water. I think next time I’ll glitter them too.

  4. Simply beautiful!!

  5. I love this Jen!! How pretty.

  6. This is darling, Jennifer! Having all thumbs, I still think I could make it. I have to check my JoAnn’s. The glitter makes them so pretty!

    Hope you are enjoying the holiday season!!

    XO,
    Jane

  7. So pretty!

  8. Oh how pretty! I love that you added glitter to them. Such a nice touch.

  9. perfectly gorgeous!!!

  10. Oh, I LOVE this…what a cute idea!!

    ~Julia

  11. Jennifer, What a cute banner. I love it. I’ll have to make some with my sister. :):) Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

  12. Love this idea!

  13. Very cool idea…

  14. That is really pretty. I can imagine it hanging across a kitchen window.

  15. So pretty!
    Loving this idea, Jenn!

    Thanks for the heads up on Kristie’s ASCP giveaway. I can always use some more!

    Merry Christmas, friend.
    xox
    Alison

  16. Cute idea!

  17. What a creative and lovely garland. Love that you can use this through the winter and not just at Christmas.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings to you. Amy

  18. This is beautiful, Jen!

  19. Jen, what an awesome idea!! They are just beautiful!

  20. Hi Jen,
    I have loved this and I featured it on my blog this week. Please stop by and check it out. http://www.whimsicalperspective.blogspot.com

  21. Beautiful, and I bet it’s even prettier in person…with the Christmas lights or candles! Thanks for sharing this great idea.

  22. So pretty! I’m wondering if my Joann’s carries doilies… I’ll have to ask next time I go. Thank’s for sharing.

  23. Really cute idea! Easy, too :) Thanks for stopping by my blog…Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  24. Beautiful and clever, Jen!
    Merry Christmas.
    xoxo
    Donna

  25. Perfect idea. I am banner crazy everyday of the year. Thanks for the great Merrry banner idea, it’s wonderful!
    Bristol

  26. OMGosh this is the best idea ever! The glitter added is the key. I so am doing this next year. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Megan

  27. Happy Christmas! So happy to have discovered your blog – so many inspiring ideas!

  28. This is such a cute idea!! Thanks for the inspiration. Merry Christmas!

  29. so, so pretty Jennifer! Thanks for sharing your how-to!

  30. It’s all sooooo lovely, but omg, I love the glittered doilies! You are a genius! That is definitely a Christmas-break project I can do! Thank you!

  31. I adore garlands and banners too! Saw you pinned this and had to peek in to tell you how much I love this. So simple and i love how glitter makes everything better. xo

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