A Thankful Banner
November 12, 2009
This is the time of year where I can’t help but feel thankful. Thankful for health, happiness, harmony, bounty, and beauty, good friends and a loving family. I’ve always loved banners, especially ones created for birthdays or holidays. Yesterday, I gathered some simple craft supplies, and created my own banner to make a seasonal statement.
I also added a few other seasonal touches to the living room to set the mood for Thanksgiving.
This Thankful Banner is incredibly quick and easy to make, and a great rainy day afternoon activity to make with your kids or grandkids.
Thankful Banner Supplies:
4 pieces of 12 x 12 decorative scrapbook paper in varying patterns; 4 pieces of 12 x 12 brown (or orange) scrapbook paper; Tall chipboard letters (available at Michaels); craft glue; colored glitter; thin ribbon; hole punch; gathered leaves from outdoors; scalloped edge scissors (optional)
Spread glue on top of chipboard letters, then dip letters in colored glitter and allow to dry.
Next, cut your scrapbook papers in a shape just large enough to accommodate your chipboard letters. I used a brown background and a patterned piece on top, cut with scalloped scissors. Glue letters to individual pieces, and then attach with ribbon through a hole punched in the corners.
Add a leaf to each ribbon as you connect the letters, then tie with a bow.
Display on your mantle or across a window.
I’m pretending these two little golden birds are holding it up for me.
I never get tired of fall leaves – and I’ll use any excuse to decorate with them.
I like to temper the warm tones of golds and oranges with a cool color like teal blue. Across the room, I added some turquoise to my thrift store sideboard display.
I’ve never been one to decorate with cornucopias before, but I was inspired this season to do so with some golden glittery fruits and pinecones.
I am thankful that someone donated this turquoise and gold compote to a thrift store so I could bring it home for $5 dollars.
One of my favorite things about welcoming winter is the abundance of citrus. These oranges and mandarins just pop in the blue compote I found at Marshalls.
How about you. What are you thankful for this season ?