Set the scene for the holidays with this 2-foot-long wall hanging. Cheery cardinals are center stage, while paper snowflakes glued to the back of the banner add wintry shadows.
You will need:
16- by 27-inch piece of white glittery felt, plus a scrap for the snow on the branches
9- by 12-inch piece of red felt
9- by 12-inch piece of tan felt
Scrap of orange felt
Several sheets of 8 1/2- by 11-inch white paper
17-inch-long dowel (ours was 1/4 inch in diameter)
String for hanging
1. Make a casing at the top of the banner by folding over one inch of the white felt and gluing it in place.
2. Download our templates for the birds, branches, beaks, and snow (below), use them to cut out pieces from the various colors of felt, and glue the pieces and button eyes in place.
3. Cut snowflakes in various sizes from the paper and glue them to the back of the white felt. This will add a subtle pattern when the banner is hung against a wall.
4. Slide the dowel into the casing and hang the banner with string.
Originally published in the December/January issue of FamilyFun magazine.
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