DIY Rusty Christmas Banner

3 Materials
1 Hour

I knew I wanted to make a banner for my porch this year. But I wanted something that could hold up to our winds here. It gets crazy windy at times where we live.

I had these three metal tags I had gotten a while back from Hobby Lobby. I decided to spell out joy on them mainly because it's the only three letter Christmas word I could think of.

Metal tags
Painted tags

I painted them with three coats of chalk paint front and back because this will be seen from both sides.

I stenciled the letter on but you could easily use alphabet stickers instead.

Sanding the edges
Sanding and adding the "rusty" look

Then I sanded the edges to get some of the paint chipped off.

I used brown paint on the spots I chipped off to make it appear like it was rusty in spots.

Adding the roping

Then I attached roping I had across the tops of all three tags to form a banner. I used hot glue but may add some gorilla glue for added strength.

Finished banner
Loving it!

It turned out exactly how I wanted it too. That usually doesn't happen. I'll be putting this on the front of our porch to add a little Christmas cheer.

Suggested materials:

  • Metal tags   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Roping   (Dollar store)
  • Paint   (Had)

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