Merry Christmas Banner for Family Photos

Christmas is fast approaching and for our family, that means we need to get family pictures finished asap! I had seen several photos last year with banners spelling out “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” and I wanted to make something similar for this year’s Christmas pictures. I wasn’t willing to shell out a bunch of cash for a pre-made banner though, so it was crafting time!  By using cheap crafting materials and leftover fabric remnants, the cost was minimal.

Supplies needed to make your own Merry Christmas banner:

Start by tracing chipboard letters onto your fabric with a pen.

Use good scissors to precisely cut out each letter.

(This step takes the most amount of time and is perfect to do while vegging out in front of the TV.)

Once the letters are cut out, add a layer of mod podge to the chipboard letter and then place the fabric on top. Be careful to match up edges exactly before the glue starts to dry.

Smooth out any bubbles by adding a top layer of mod podge and sliding the sponge from top to bottom. A basic paintbrush will also work fine for this step.

Once the letters have dried, simply attach them to a long ribbon with hot glue and voila!

Time for family photos!

Getting the kids to smile properly is a whole other ball game…

About Amy Renea

Hey y'all! I'm Amy Renea, a freelance photographer and writer based out of Hershey, PA. I spend my days chasing children and chickens around the back yard, sipping on dandelion tea and munching on sweet potato chips. Come visit the Nest for All Seasons to learn more about my food, photography, DIY designs and modern garden living!


  1. Really cute! I’m thinking of doing something similar for a backdrop for ours..we’ll see :)

  2. What a great family pic!


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