Time to decorate for Thanksgiving! I put away all of the Halloween stuff away and got going on creating something new for Thanksgiving.
Here's my banner. I used some fun fabrics that I got at Joann's and on line. I attached them to pieces of burlap and sewed them in place. I used my Cricut to cut the letters out of felt. Then, I attached each piece to the jute string that I already had one hand, added some ribbon and Viola!
A Thanksgiving Day banner.
I made the Gobble pieces at The Little Blue House. But to do it at home, its just squares and rectangles of tag board for the backing, then fabric, then recipe book pages cut size. The letters were done on a Cricut and have glossy accents on top. The blocks they are attached to are just 2 x4's cut into different heights. Then were covered in pages from books with modge podge. They used tacks that you use for tacking furniture to have something to hang the tags from.
I also made this frame to hang up leaves that will eventually have things we are thankful for on each one. It's just an old frame that I got at Goodwill, spray paint, chicken wire and a staple gun.
You can see the chicken wire better here. I got mini-clothespins from Hobby Lobby and spray painted them the same color as the frame.
I saw these fabric pumpkins on Pinterest and then linked to the blog for a tutorial. They were actually very easy. Here's the link for the fabric pumpkin tutorial.
I found the candles at Hobby Lobby in the clearance section.
Next, up. My spray painting experiments. I cut varying widths of vinyl with my paper cutter (that I use for cutting scrapbook paper, not my Cricut). I attached them to the glass and spray painted them.
I also experimented with an illuminated Give Thanks, but I need better illumination. These tea lights just aren't strong enough.
A friend let me borrow her Speaking of Fall Cricut cartridge and so I was able to cut a pilgrim man and woman.
And finally, the wreath. I made this last year. I got a grapevine wreath. I tied short pieces of ribbon around it. Attached some fallish foliage. Used glitter glue to paint the tops of clothespins and attached leaves with what we're thankful for, the big ones, family, food, health etc.
WHEWWW!!!!! I'm tired. Now to go take a nap.
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