Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Quickie Christmas Loteria Banner Tutorial

Still haven't put up all those handmade decorations?  How about, haven't even started?  I know, I know, it happens to me all the time.  Since all my familia and friends know that I have glitter and paint running through my veins, they would probably give me the side eye if I bust out with a store bought  "sell out" decoration!

Ok, I kid, they probably could care less, but I always self impose expectations on myself.  And, being the procrastinator that I can be, I needed to act fast, so I came up with this super quickie Loteria Banner idea.  It's amazing what I can come up with when backed to a corner!  

Supplies:  Loteria playing cards. (you can find them online, or your local Mexican/Latin Market.
Tinsel.  (I bought yards of it at my local Dollar store
Glitter Glue
Hot glue gun
Hole Punch

1.  I decided I wanted to spell out "Feliz Navidad" on my banner, but you can put whatever Salutation you wish.  Using my phrase, I picked out enough cards to spell out Feliz Navidad.  (12 cards)

2. Using my gold glitter glue, I wrote out a letter on each card and let dry.

3.  Using a standard hole punch, I punched 2 holes (on each upper corner) on each card.

4.  Got out the ol Hot glue gun and glued tinsel around each card, careful not to cover the holes.

5. Ran some pretty ribbon through each card and hung on my mantle.


Feliz Navidad Mi Creative Homies!


Priti.Lisa said...

I love this idea! Perfectly sparkly and festive! I am always on the look out for those cards...guess I'll have to buy online. Merry Christmas♥

Sacred Yoli said...

Thanks Lisa. (Oh how I love your work) Yes, you can buy them online, and they should be very inexpensive!

Anonymous said...

how fun - and sparkly! definitely something i need to do with my Loteria cards... :)

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Sacred Yoli said...

Thank you for stopping by, Chris. :-)