Do you have Christmas Joy? Then let’s spread Christmas joy around our home. And why not start by making a NO-SEW Christmas banner! This banner is so easy to make and would add a big dose festive cheer to your mantel, hutch or any flat surface! Now is the perfect time to make a Christmas J-O-Y banner!





A banner can add an over-the-top pop to any Christmas decor!!!

Let’s make a banner!


  • Burlap Banner Kit ( I got mine at A.C. Moore’s). My kit contained 12 burlap flags and a package of jute twine. I got it with a 50 % off coupon!
  • white chalk
  • white paint and a paintbrush
  • hot glue or iron on fusing tape
  • extra burlap and ribbons for sides (optional)



1. Get a pack of precut banners. 

2. Go to any digital software program (I use Picmonkey) and find a font you like and print out a J and an O and a Y. Make sure the size of the letters fits the flags on your banner. Print out each letter in black

3. Put a letter under a flag and outline the letter with white chalk. Outline the words JOY  JOY  JOY on the burlap flags.


4. Using white craft paint, solidly paint in each letter and let them dry completely.

5. Fold over the top of the flags about 1/2 inch towards the back.



6.  Run the burlap twine sandwiched between each flag’s turned down flap. Do one letter at a time. Hot glue to secure the flap in the back down with the string running through it. Each of my lettered flags are 1 1/2 inches apart. I used a blank flag between each word.


Hang and make tie burlap ribbons on each side of the banner. Embellish.

Fill your home with the J-O-Y of the season!



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  1. Sounds easy peasy and looks great! However, I need you to go one step further…how did to hang it? I don’t want to hammer nails into the fireplace and I see your curtain rod is missing in action. Thank you for the great idea ! For me, this is already for next year…not enough time this year! I’m certainly going to be bleaching pinecones after I collect them! Loved the beauty of nature without the dark color.

    1. Leesa Kline says:

      Melissa, I was wondering the same thing. My husband didn’t want me nailing into the white mantel.

      Thank you!

    2. Hi Melissa. I taped it with heavy duty tape and it worked just fine!

  2. Awesome!! Thank you so much for pics & directions to the joy banner! More importantly, every morning reading your post brings me J-O-Y! Thank you!

  3. I love this!!! I don’t sew (at all), so this is perfect for me! Thank you!!

  4. Your JOY banner looks great on your fireplace.. It would be a project that I would try and thank you for the instructions to make one.

  5. Very cute. I especially like how you added things to the ends of your banner to make it unique.

  6. Looks wonderful on the mantle and goes nicely with the wreath and trees.

  7. Dorinda Selke says:

    Yvonne This is beautiful, and I cannot wait to make it !!!! Hugs, Dorinda

  8. Yvonne S. says:

    Thank you for the how toand info on the Joy banner. Joy is my word for this season.

  9. Norma Rolader says:

    Oh my I love the banner and your mantel Thank you for sharing the diy information for the banner

  10. Love the banner and especially all the neutral tones!

  11. Please share how you hung this. I also like the extra embellishments on the sides; it just gives the banner that little extra something.