THIS site that had templates for snowflakes and it worked like a champ. Perfect snowflakes and SUPER easy. I added a few snowflakes onto a long piece of embroidery thread and VOILA...a WINTER banner.
I also found YET another way to FREE-ly use a free printable from PINTEREST. There are so darn many on there, I just cannot resist them. I decided on THIS one...since most of my extra winter decor ended up being snowmen. I printed it out. grabbed some scrapbooking paper. And THEN I taped the scrapbooking paper to the cover of a book. I used a childrens' book because I like the short stocky shape. It works great because it stands up on its own and is nice and hard and sturdy.
SOOO I have successfully made it look like winter INSIDE my house, but the OUTSIDE is not quite as easy to convice:)