“Must-do” Projects for 2013: #1 Make a Banner!

I know we all start out with too many well-intended project plans in the new year.

As I looked through my 2012 projects, I noticed a few project “themes” that I enjoyed more than others.

So welcome to my “Must-Do” projects for 2013 series!

If you’ve followed me for awhile, you’ve probably seen most of these, but for many of you, you’ll find some new and fun ideas.

First on the list of “must-dos”:

1. Make a Banner

There is no hiding the fact that I LOVE banners and garlands. They are so quick and easy, and add so much character to a space.



Christmas Snowflake Banner

Keep in mind that most of my banners are made from Dollar Store seasonal doilies.

I simply print out a word(s), cut them out, and glue them on the doilies. Can’t beat a banner for a buck!



Fall Banner




Spring Banner


A few ideas where to hang banners and garland are above dressers, mirrors, pianos, mantels, windows and shelves.



Valentine’s Coupon Banner


So if you’re looking for a quick, easy and inexpensive project, try one of these.

I’ve really enjoyed mine.


Pin It


Linking to:

Posting to:

Sundays: Homemaker on a Dime Sunday’s Best CRAFT


Fox Hollow Cottage’s Pinning Party


Wednesday evening

Tip Junkie handmade projects


  1. Each and every one of those is just darling. What cute ideas. Do you know why I have to reenter all my information every time I want to leave a comment…name…email…website? This is the only blog I have to do that on….not sure why. xo Diana

    • Well, I still haven’t been able to figure out why you have to add info. I’ve had a couple others check and they don’t have to. I asked the WP expert and she thinks it’s weird too. I’ll keep trying to figure it out!

  2. Nope, no problem with yours. The WP sites I have trouble with are the ones that require me to log on with Gravatar, FB or Twitter before my comment will be accepted. Yours just lets me comment. 🙂

    Love your cute banners!

  3. Love it! These are so cute! I just got a Cricut for Christmas and making a banner is the first project on my list! These were very inspiring!

  4. I love each of your banners. That is on my list of things to do also. I smiled when I saw the coupon – To Joel From Chloe. I had twin students last year – Joel and Chloe.

  5. Oh…What pretty banners. I’m looking forward to making a Valentines banner and yours has served as a great inspiration.
    Thanks so much.

  6. I love banners too … they’re such a great way to brighten a spot or add some themed decor to a party.

  7. Katie…always LOVE your banners! I think they make a home so warm and festive all during the year!! 😉

  8. These banners are so pretty! I can’t pick a favorite…love em all! Nicely done! Gotta go make a banner : ) Thanks for sharing!

  9. mellissa montoya says:

    Those are awesome. Thinking of doing a banner for my sons graduation.

  10. The were all so cute! I am a new follower! I found your link at the “It’s Party Time” party. I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party Fluster Muster on Wednesday’s @ http://www.FlusterBuster.com.

  11. Your banners are really cute. I especially love the last one with the coupon from Joel to Chloe, so adorable! Thanks for linking up to IT’s A PARTY. Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds

  12. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Love ALL your banners, Katie!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  13. Love all your banners! They each have their own personality!

  14. Your banners are terrific! I think I’ll try one for V-day! Though the snowflakes are sweet too. We’d love for you to join our hop on Friday- Photo Friday…Hope to see you there. Cheers!


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