Yesterday, I whipped up a quick Happy Thanksgiving banner. I wanted to share it with you all, so you too could make one! I started by printing two letters per a piece of paper. I simply picked a font I liked and picked a size that allowed two letters to print per a page.
I cut each letter out by cutting a triangle shape around it. I didn’t measure or worry about each triangle being the same. I think the difference and variety adds character!
I have been holding onto our old bed skirt from when we upgraded our bed to a king and got new bedding. It is a dark corduroy skirt, so the use of it on my Thanksgiving banner was perfect! It adds a fun fall touch. I simply cut out enough triangles (also not measured or exact), so that each letter had a corduroy triangle to go behind it.
I had some fun trim that I used to sew the letters to the corduroy triangles. I love the gold contrasting on the creme paper and dark fabric. After I sewed them all together, this banner was done! It was so quick and cheap, and it will add a fun festive decor element to our thanksgiving celebration this next week!
I love how it came out, but I decided to add some turkeys we created this week in our homeschool. The kids stamped their hands, cut out their hands, and painted eyes and legs to make their hands turkeys. They then went back and glued feathers onto their hands to create a more artsy/realistic turkey. They had a blast making them, and I thought they added a special touch to our banner. I used clothes pins to attach the turkeys to our banner, so the banner can be recycled next year, and we can replace the turkeys with “new” turkeys. These turkeys can retire to my kids’ scrapbooks.
I loved how it looked outside hanging in the trees, but we opted to hang our banner in our kitchen where we can enjoy it all week long. Have you made a thanksgiving banner? We are hosting Thanksgiving for the first time ever this year. Would you rather host or go to someone’s house for the holidays? I hope you are having a good weekend!