This Crepe paper banner is super fast, cheap and easy. I just bought a roll of cream crepe paper (for $.99!), and gathered it by bunching and pushing it through the sewing machine. Easy peasy!
I created a tiny felt flag banner using my Cricut Explore to cut a sheet of white felt. The best way to cut felt with a Cricut Explore is to iron-on Heat n’ Bond to the back. You’ll need to peel the backer paper off, and press the bonded side down on the mat.
I cut a ton of little diamonds out of the mounted felt. These are 1.25″ tall.
I used white thread to string the triangles. A thin white twine would have been a bit easier to work with.
I placed each diamond about 1/2″ apart, and then folded them down into triangles and pressed them with my iron.
For the scallop banner, I sewed 2″ circles down the middle, and folded them over. And the ball banner was a super affordable pom pom banner from Michaels.
I also created these super simple doily trees to finish off my little villages houses by cutting a 12″ doily into quarters.
And then used some hot glue and my Ad Tech High Temp large format glue gun (my fav!) to glue it cut-end to cut-end. I do recommend possibly using a low-temp, or using a finger guards when glueing thin paper with holes.
Check out more pics of my Christmas Mantel: