Simple harvest banner

Fall mantle

Create a lovely harvest banner using scrapbook paper.

I’ve seen so many lovely fall banners on Pinterest that I decided to create my own.  It was a fun and easy project – and an inexpensive way to add some autumn decor to our living room mantle!

I picked out a few options of fall scrapbook paper (29 cents each at 50% off) and got a set of alphabet stencil cards ($3.99), some ribbon ($1.99), and some craft paint in antique gold ($.76).  So the whole project was just $8.19!

I started by measuring and cutting a triangle template out of scrap card stock and then used it to cut the scrapbook paper.  I sponge painted the letters onto the paper to keep the paint light.

When the paint dried, I realized the paint did not show up on the chevron-printed paper I used for two letters.  I had another option, so I redid those two letters, then punched the holes and hung them on the ribbon.

I just tucked the ends of the ribbon under the heavier items already on the mantle.  I love how it looks in front of our fireplace!

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