DIY: Vintage Flash Card Christmas Banner

Months ago I stumbled upon a big box of pronunciation-teaching flash cards from the 1960s for just 1 dollar at a local thrift store. Since then I’ve used one here and there for an occasional craft, but I hoped & was happy to discover that there were all the letters I needed inside to make a banner for this year’s Christmas card pictures! I got started right away (mostly because Christmas was rapidly approaching – good thing this was so quick and easy!)

I laid out all my letters on our coffee table with the rest of my supplies – bakers twine (mine is this from Crate and Barrel), my trusty Dritz eyelet pliers, and some small scrapbooking size eyelets.

I punched an eyelet through both sides of each flashcard, about 1 inch in from the sides and 1/4 inch down from the top.

Then I strung my bakers twine through the eyelets, leaving lots of room on both ends. Since I was putting this in a smaller space, I made each word it’s own banner so I could hang one over another.

Like this! A fun banner that now hangs over our dining room table and that we will use for years to come each holiday season. But for this year, it also made our Christmas cards extra special!