Express your thanks creatively with 10 Fun Thanksgiving Banners and Wreaths to make yourself. Adorn your front door, a wall, doorway or mantle with thoughts of gratitude. These are great DIY projects for including friends and family. Or, you might find that making one of these Thanksgiving decorations is just the project you need to inspire quiet reflection.
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Bonus project alert! The Burlap and Felt Thankful Banner is just one of the Thanksgiving decorating projects in this post from Handmade in the Heartland! Each letter in “thankful” is a layer of burlap and felt. The felt leaves provide perfect spacing for the message of gratitude. You can continue the theme with the Leaf Wreath Pillow project and the Give Thanks sign. Instructions for all are included in this post.
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It doesn’t get much easier than hitting the “Print” button! The Tom Kat Studio includes a printable download of her Printable Give Thanks Banner. Lots of inspirational display ideas here that include bonus printables for invitations, menus, signs, labels and more. It couldn’t be easier to present a pretty decorating theme for Thanksgiving.
With some sturdy fallen leaves (these are magnolia leaves), a white paint pen and twine, Love Paper Paint created this Grateful Leaves Banner in about 10 minutes. It’s a natural and whimsical addition to a mantel. Substitute ribbon for the twine if you want to add a little color or some shine to contrast with the leaves.
Start your Giving Thanks Message Banner from Carina Gardner before Thanksgiving so you and your friends and family can keep adding to it. When you feel thankful for something, write it on a paper leaf and clip it to the line. See how fast it fills up! A free download includes a complete tutorial and pattern.
Can you say, “gobble”? How much fun is this Thom the Turkey Tulle Wreath from Baby Rabies? A Styrofoam wreath form is the foundation. Wrap brown yarn for the “body”, and tulle on a spool makes quick work of the turkey “feathers”. You can buy yardage and cut it up for this project, if you prefer. Attach the painted Styrofoam eyes and beak with toothpicks.
Thankfulness Wreath with Gold Dipped Leaves begins with a foam wreath wrapped in brown fabric strips. Sprinkle Some Fun cuts leaf shapes from colored card stock. She colored the tips with a gold Sharpie, then wrote a word of “gladitude” on each leaf. Gold pins then attached the leaves to the wreath to accent the golden words. With the whole family participating, this wreath filled fast!
Well, Embroidery Hoop Turkey is kind of round, so he’s kind of a wreath – he was just too cute to leave out of this roundup! Embroidery hoops form perfect circles for the burlap body and head. Gwenny Penny then makes the feathers and other features out of craft felt. Then she recycled cardboard to stabilize the tail feathers. Finally, hot glue holds it all together.
Punched paper circles (plain or scalloped) make a pretty Easy DIY Thanksgiving Wreath. Make Life Lovely punched scalloped circles from an old book and scrapbook paper for this project. Old magazine pages or colored paper to match your decorating theme would work also. She made this wreath, start to finish, while the kids watched a movie. Hot glue is your friend, and the eraser end of a pencil forms the little flowers that cover the wreath.
This DIY Fall Sunburst Wreath from Houseologie looks like it requires fancy woodworking skills, but once you have the round plywood base cut out (don’t forget the “doughnut hole”) the rest is hot glue and gold thumbtacks. Scrapbook paper scrolls and artificial floral stems provide endless design possibilities when combined with the wood shims.
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