Make a Happy Holidays Banner

Create a colorful winter greeting with baked alphabet ornaments and festive felt balls. With our easy instructions, you'll be hanging a colorful DIY holiday garland in no time!

This adorable handmade garland is perfect for any occasion, but especially pretty for the holidays! Swap rainbow felt balls for traditional red and green, or stick to a winter theme and use blue and white. Plus, our instructions for these baked ornaments are so easy, you can whip up several holiday phrases at once! 

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What You'll Need

  • Cookie cutters 
  • Applesauce
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Felt balls (assorted colors) 
  • Twine 
  • Needle

1. Bake ornaments

Use our instructions for easy baked ornaments and a set of alphabet cookie cutters to create a set of ornaments that spell out a holiday phrase. All you need is cinnamon and applesauce; mix it up, cut out shapes or letters, and pop them in the oven. It's really that easy! If you're planning to make more than one garland, or you want to rotate out phrases, cut and bake all the ornaments at once to save time later. Use a set of mini Christmas cookie cutters to add tree or ornament shapes to your holiday phrase. 

Step 2: String banner

Use a needle and thread (or thin, colored twine!) to string the banner together, alternating felt balls and cut-out letters. We laid out our banner before we started to make sure we strung the letters in the right order; doing this also allows you to precicely alternate the colors of the balls, which is helpful if you're creating a pattern. Since our banner has two words, we made each word into a separate garland and hung the shorter one above the longer banner; for a longer single banner, consider using a cut-out shape like a Christmas tree to separate the words. 

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