Stop! Banner Time

Maybe it's the season or just a German thing, but I've been spotting a lot of garlands over here lately and I don't know about you, but I love me some garland. Banners aren't all about popcorn and pinecones!


There's something exciting about a hand-crafted string of pretty things displayed somewhere in the home, it creates a festive mood. Whether displayed across a mantle, over a window, around a tabletop, they bring personality in, especially if you like to decorate according to a season or reason, or for a kid's party or a theme party (hey, theme parties in all their tacky displays can be fun!). Here's a few that I found on etsy and elsewhere, and remember, with some string and a little imagination, you can string up a pretty fantastic piece yourself - so you can either buy or DIY.

These were crafted by French etsy seller So*Sage (oh those French!).

A white felted banner from Chet and Dot is spooky but sweet.

A colorful fabric banner made from vintage linens by Jump Up And Down.

Nice has some crazy cute banners with pom-poms and such.

This girly floral banner from The Drawing Room is sweet too.

A simple search on the Martha Stewart craft website yields
many results sending you into garland heaven.

Small Stump has a few great ones, too. Faux bois fabulousness!

Psst: Fond of maps? Learn how to create a garland using them via Hallmark magazine right here.

Looking for inspiration? Visit the Paper Crafts group on Flickr. Garlands also fit in great in Jeu de Paume inspired homes, too. :)

(top image from living etc.)

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