This idea came to me when I was making this banner for the Baby Shower about a month ago. I also wanted to make a Graditude banner, but never got around to it in our very busy November.
I decorated my mantle in a different way this year. I bought a bunch of antique bottles recently and paired them with some antique and new canning jars. I found some live green and red buds to place in the bottles and will add some more flowers and candles to the canning jars as Christmas approaches. This is a look I may keep up through January, minus the banner. It's clean and fresh...and I like that. Somehow I think it works with the rest of our Christmas decor...modern farmhouse is the look I'm going for.
These flag banners do take a little time...tracing the flag template onto cardstock, cuttting it out, punching circles, placing the letters on the flags, and threading ribbon through it....but if I pack it in a ziploc bag it will last for years.
I chose to go with brighter greens, turquoise blues, and a little red because I wanted it to go with the blue green glass jars...but you could totally change up the colors, words, etc. This is just waiting to be personalized. I really thought about the phrase Joy to the World...but that will be saved for another project.