Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday Believe Banner ~



I completed my latest project last night - a Holiday Banner. I had picked up these cardboard stars at Michaels in the dollar section about 6 months ago. I wasn't sure what they would become until this weekend. If you don't happen to have these sitting in your closet, you could also trace them out of thick card stock, reuse some old cardboard or even use the sides of a cereal box.

I picked up these wonderful books at Goodwill last week for $3.99 each. They are old books filled with beautifully aged sheet music.

I placed my star on the page and began tracing. Did you notice the title of the song? In hindsight I should have kept this page in tack for another project since only I - and of course now you - know that the page was originally the Christmas Song.

After all my stars were cut out, I distressed the edges.
I then turned to my computer, printed out each letter, cut them out and distressed these as well.

Then I cut out a gold circle for each star out of some paper I had on-hand. To add a little glitz, I turned to my Mod Podge and Martha Stewart glitter. I must say, I love how glitter looks, but man I think I still have it in my eyebrows.


It was now time to assemble. I glued...

I added some hanging jewels and rhinestones...

hot glued each letter to some ribbon, and...BELIEVE.

I linked this project up to DIY Day over at A Soft Place to Land and Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog. Be sure to check them both out, I was thrilled to see all of the great ideas!

Just linked this project up to Saturday Nite Special over at Funky Junk Interiors. This party is always full of some many fabulous projects and tons of inspiration.


40 comments:

Sandy Shirley said...

OMG - I am SO making this! Beautiful hanging on your mantle and will soon be hanging on mine!!!!

Love the Decor! said...

This is lovely!!
I need to copy it with your permission of course!!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!1

Miss Obara said...

I really like these. hmmmm....find time to make Believe banner.....

Lou Cinda said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love'em!!

Lou Cinda :)

Liz said...

My goodness, what a great idea! Beautiful banner and it looks gorgeous hanging on your mantle. Thanks for sharing!

~Happy Holidays~

Liz

Remodelahlic said...

What a great tutorial! I love this, I am so going to have to try and make this!

Gail said...

Oh my....I really really love this! I'm going to have to mark this so I can make one myself.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Chelsea, I love this! It looks so good! Great find on the music books; great idea to cover the stars with the music sheets. I haven't bought glitter in recent years, but it really makes the letters fit in.

Deb said...

you did a great job...I believe...

Abbey @ Practically Perfect said...

Putting this on my "to make" list. Beautiful!

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

Love it! Definitely putting this on my to-do list.

Danielle

~ RM said...

Yes! Another Terrific idea! (I knew I was following your blog for a reason!) :)
Thanks for the inspiration!

2sisters said...

It's beautiful!!!

Lori E said...

Love, love, love this project. I will shamelessly copy it but I will give you credit when my guests gush over how cool it is.

Nina Diane said...

wow...I love that. I love making banners!

Hopeful Housewife said...

This is beautiful! Great job!

Jennifer@ChesterAndDonkey said...

Ooooooooh ..... so so elegant! I love it. Looks like a million bucks!

Sandra said...

So pretty...what a great banner idea.

Mod Podge Amy said...

So gorgeous! I love -

Zuzu's Petals said...

Love it! You did such an amazing job and I love the sheet music from the Goodwill. I am working on a banner too...can't wait to show it off.

Susan said...

this is really gorgeous!

jenjen said...

That is adorable! I love the vintage music paper. So cute!

XOXO
Jen

Jane said...

I knew this was going to be a great project when I saw your teaser last night. I love how it turned out. The addition of the jewels at the bottom and the rhinestones makes it perfect!
Jane

gigharborscrapper said...

I LOVE this banner...now I have to go to Goodwill to find a book of music!!
Thanks for shairng.
Valerie

Tammy@InStitches said...

oooooh, everybody's going to be stealing this one ! It's so pretty.

Michelle said...

unbelievable!

Leen said...

I love everything about this project!

Annette said...

That looks terrific. I love it! Excellent job.

Micah said...

This is beyond beautiful! I have always wondered how to make these banners...Thanks for the tutorial..
I love your blog by the way...I am new to it but find myself checking to see what's next? Your style is fabulous and creative:)

Oliver's said...

I picked tons of these up too. I have big ideas for my gingerbread ones! And the snowmen are soooo cute!

Angie said...

Can't believe you got that lucky and found those books at Goodwill!?!?! As for the banner- you never cease to amaze me!! If your not careful I'm going to insist that the next time your out in Cali visiting your mom- you give me a crash course in all things crafty!!! ;)

Cori said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing it with SO much detail. Definitely an idea to steal from a very talented lady : )

Cori

{ L } said...

This is awesome!! I want to copy every detail. Well done. I'm impressed.

Brenda said...

Great banner! Might have to try this one.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That is just gorgeous and one of my favorite things that you have done. Great inspiration!

Lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful. So creative!
Lisa

Staci K. said...

This is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing it!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

This project looks like it belongs in a very high end boutique kind of store! It's gorgeous!!

Thanks for linking up!

FJ Donna

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

THis is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors you use and I too have a thing for fleur de lis. You do beautiful pretties!

Alison said...

Hey Chelsea, I hope you can even get this comment, I am so incredibly late. But I LOVED your banner and made one. In January. On the post-Christmas sales. :) Anyway, here is the link: http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/01/believe-banner.html

Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas!

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