How-To: Create a Thankful Banner |my scraps

Friday, November 09, 2012

How-To: Create a Thankful Banner

Just in time for Thanksgiving. . .here's instructions on making a festive Thankful banner to hang in your house.

Here's what you will need:
  • 4 pieces of 12x12 Fall or Thanksgiving printed paper or cardstock
  • 1 Piece of coordinating cardstock
  • Letter Stickers
  • Ribbon
  • A Paper Punch (you can also just cut circles)
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Adhesive
  • Ink (optional)
Once you have your supplies assembled, follow these easy steps (it takes about an hour):

Cut your 4 pieces of printed paper into equal 6x6 squares - you will have 16 squares in total, 4 of each pattern.

Once you have your 16 squares, cut on the diagonal from each top corner, to form a triangle with a 6 inch top flat edge. (I give the extra pieces to my kids - they have a box of "shapes" to use for projects)

Once you have your 16 triangles (you can adjust this to suit your space - 16 works on my mantle) Pick a solid color cardstock to use to mount your letters. (I went with the green)

I used a scalloped edge paper punch to cut my circles.  Use what you have & keep it simple.  Cut a circle for each letter.  I also inked the edges of mine for a little depth.

Arrange your triangles into your desired pattern and attach the circles to the ones you want your letters on.

Stick on the Letters (check your spelling! =) )

Next, you are going to punch a small hole in each upper corner.

Cut ribbon to the desired length. . .I cut it about 5 inches, and have the corners overlap. Tie a knot to connect each triangle.

That's all there is to it.  Now you can hang it on a mantle, over a door frame, or on a wall above your dining room table.  I used a little embroidery thread on the two end hole to hang it.

catch you soon -

1 comment:

  1. I love this banner Hillary. Thanks so much for sharing it! looks gorgeous hanging over your fireplace!