After seeing so many beautiful Christmas banners on Pinterest and other websites, I decided to make one for my own fireplace mantel. Because I couldn't find any printable letters to my liking, I ended up making my own banner letters using the "Flakes" font, a free font from RAFwebdesigns. Making the letters took a long time, but I was happy with the way they turned out.
I found all kinds of ideas online for ways to put the banner together, and I incorporated some of those ideas in my banner. Assembling the banner was not difficult but it did take time to cut out all those ornaments!
The banner is now decorating the mantel in my living room, and it looks so pretty there. Now I just need to get up the rest of the Christmas decorations! (This coming weekend, hopefully).