Candy Cane Lane Banner

I’m excited to share my first project using the silhouette machine. Although I forgot to take pictures of my actual machine in action (oops!).

This project is pretty basic, but for me it was a fun one. With all of the paper crafting tools at my fingertips, it was fun to not be limited by size. So the first thing I wanted to make was a banner with BIG letters. I have a thing for banners
…for every holiday. Arbor Day?! You betcha! :)

I love candy cane strips with pink. If fact I’m crazy for it this year. Just the other day at Macy’s I saw a big Christmas sign with pink in it and I loved it. I would love to do a whole dessert table for Christmas in these colors.

So here is the HOW-TO:

To start I used candy cane striped wrapping paper that I found at Target for $5. I had to search for this, you think something so basic would be easy to find. Because the wrapping paper is so thin, you have to glue it down to cardstock before cutting out the letters with the silhouette machine.

I then cut out white cardstock letters in a larger font, glued them together and glittered the heck out of them. I am all about the glitter this time of year. :)

Next up: lots of mini clothes pins. I found a bunch at Hobby Lobby (YAY – we have Hobby Lobby now!) I then took them all a part and painted them pink(!) DecoArt makes a darling Bubblegum Pink.
Then I once again glittered the heck out of them (YAY glitter!)

Once back assembled again, I used this little holly & berries cutting die from Lifestyle Crafts to make a bunch of hollyberries. After I inked up the edges a bit with brown ink (why is it that all paper looks a bit better with an inked up edge?), I glued them onto the mini clothes pins.

With a bit of red & white baker’s twine…there you have it!  A fun and festive banner to go high up on our wall to welcome the Christmas cards that I will hang up below. Aren’t Christmas cards the best?! Probably one of my most favorite things this time of year.

*Thank you DecoArt for keeping me stocked up on all my bubble gum pink, chalk-chalky-chalkboard paint needs.

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  1. 1
    Jen @ says:

    Kami!! I love your new blog design. So cute! And adorable banner!!!


  2. 2
    House of Smiths says:

    Sooooo cute! I LOVE all the glittery goodness! :)
    Looks good enough to eat!
    You're one talented lady!

  3. 3

    So cute!! Thank you for sharing, I love Christmas time and these colors are so fantastic for my decos in the house. thank you thank you!
    Giuli in Italy

  4. 4

    Saw this post on twitter via Jen. Love the sweet banner and adore your wonderful blog! What a perfect project for theis season!

  5. 5

    I got to see the real thing and it is so cute. See you today for lunch.

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    Kristina P. says:

    That is adorable.

  7. 7

    That is soo adorable. It will be so cute hung up. Love the holly.

  8. 8
    Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    That is DANG cute!

  9. 9

    I love the candy cane stripes and pink!! So, so cute. I love it, Kami! Good job.

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    Whatever Dee-Dee wants says:

    Such a cute banner! And I love your new blog design. orange and blue are so cute together.

  11. 11

    Love it!

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    Aranne and Dan says:

    Can I just say… so stinkin' cute and I WANT ONE!

  13. 13

    LOVE that! Only I don't want to make one (no time this year!) … I just want to buy one from you! You are so creative.

    Can't wait for Christmas cards this year — wahoo!!! :)

  14. 14

    Love this! Especially all the glitter. Great job! [And isn't Hobby Lobby the best?!]

  15. 15

    Very cute! I love a candy themed Christmas and my whole house inside and out shows it this year. I may have to copy. I bought a big metal yard sign with this saying on it last year at the after Christmas sales, and had forgotten about it until I dug it out this year. I love it when I do that.

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    Heather - says:

    This is super cute!! Love!

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    vanillabeanbaker says:

    Your banner is so cute. Love the little pegs with the touch of holly!

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    Southern Fried Gal says:

    That is super cute! I love all your special touches, too. Very sweet.

  19. 19

    I think the clothespins are my favorite part of this!! Adorable!

    Katie P
    Food, Wine, & Mod Podge — Vinyl Giveaway!!

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    TheSmithHotel says:

    Super cute banner! I would've forgot to wear gloves and end up with pink hands!LOL


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    sweeter than cupcakes says:

    Love the detail of the little pink clips.

  22. 22

    So cute! I love your pink clothespins and holly too!

  23. 23

    this is so pretty! and your blog is way cute! glad I stumbled upon it!

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    Stacy @ She's {kinda} Crafty says:

    love this banner! i am also a huge fan of the pink deco art chalkboard paint!!

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    Krafty Kat says:

    Absolutely adorable! Love!!!

  26. 26

    Too cute!!

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