14 November 2008

A Thanksgiving Banner

Last year the kiddos and I made a Thanksgiving banner for the first time. We used card stock and found nature items. It turned out so cute!

This year there have been several of my bloggy friends who have inspired me with their cute Fall banners, so we decided to try a different look.

First of all I cut some triangles out of fall-colored card stock. Then we used leaf stamps to make some patterned paper:

I used an oval template to give The Princess guidelines for drawing her letters:

Then The Princess and I cut out her letters:

I used patterned scissors to cut larger ovals out of the leaf-stamped paper. Then we layered and glued the papers together. I punched holes in the top corners and tied each triangle together with some ribbon:

*Thanksgiving* (sorry about the glare in this photo):

Some fall books we have on our hearth:

More fall stuff on the hearth:
(The more I look at our fireplace I wish we had painted it right away after moving in. Now that we're selling, I hate to bother with it. But it sure would look better. Oh well:)
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Lisa said...

What a cute banner. You are so crafty and very good at decorating.

Mrs. H. said...

Hi Lora,
Both of you banners are so pretty! Your daughter did a wonderful job spelling out Thanksgiving. :-) Have a nice weekend!

Betsy said...

How fun! The kids did a nice job!

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Great banners! I'd love to have the ambition to do one, one of these days! I just saw that my neighbor had done a Give Thanks in felt ... but alas, I do not sew... Nice post! :-)

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

So cute! You and your girl did a great job.

Nancy said...

What a fun idea!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hey, that is really cute! I am thinking about bringing some craft stuff with me to our Thanksgiving gathering and giving the kids a project like this to keep them busy while we cook! Looks fun.