Isn’t this time of giving thanks just one of the best times of the year? I love the focus on truly being grateful the many blessings we have in life. So when I was coming up with some craft ideas to decorate for Thanksgiving, I knew I wanted a banner with the simple message to “Give Thanks” for my holiday shelf.
I started with some left over scrap material in my stash. We actually used this material to line a trunk we made that now serves as our coffee table and I thought it was perfect for this craft. It is warm and cozy in color and in the light there are golden threads throughout that really shine.
I made a template with some card stock and traced it on the back side of the fabric to give me my squares. I really wanted this banner to have lots of texture and feel homemade so when I cut out the squares I wasn’t super worried about having the lines all straight and exact.
With squares complete I got brave and broke out my sewing machine. I have never sewn paper onto fabric before but it totally worked and was really easy and fast. And again I purposely didn’t worry about having straight lines.
Confession time: The first time I glued the letters onto the string I finished and turned it right side up all ready to “Oo” and “Ah” over my crafty skills. Then I realized I had glued them in reverse order. My banner read “Sknaht.” Which would be great if I was celebrating Thanksgiving in Klingon.