When it comes to holiday door decor, the wreath is king. I would like to suggest, however, a different category of door adornment for your front porch this year—the banner! Banners are really easy to make, and they make a big statement because of their size. Throw in a holiday phrase and you got yourself a big dose of front porch Christmas cheer! We’re teaming up again with the (incredibly sweet) people over at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores to bring this simple little (big) banner project to life!
First you’ll want to use an X-Acto knife to cut your phrase letters out of foam core or cardboard. You can either print a letter from your computer in a font and size that you like (I used Function Pro Bold) and trace it onto the foam core, or you can draw your own letter directly onto it. I made my letters around 8″ tall.
Cut out a large rectangle shape from your felt that is 17″ wide and 6′ long. You can cut a triangle out of the bottom of the rectangle so you get a banner look or leave it squared. Use fabric glue to glue the ribbon down the center of the banner.
Hang your wreath hangers 15″ apart over the door with the hook sides facing inward instead of out. Drape your banner over the top of the door, adjust how low you want the banner to hang, and glue the banner onto the back of the metal hangers.
I like the banner idea a lot because it looks really different from the other houses on the street and stands out from the rest. The moss letters make it look like the word is still growing and that adds a fun greenery element too. What do you think? Will this be a “banner year” for your front porch? Will you make something a-door-able?? xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.