Wednesday, October 05, 2011

"Thankful" thanksgiving banner

  Well, here in Canada, Thanksgiving is coming up soon. This weekend, in fact! Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie... Mmmm... is it dinner time yet, Mom? :) We're so blessed to be invited to my parent's for Thanksgiving dinner on Monday. It's one of my favourite times of year. 

  For Thanksgiving, I like to add some extra touches to my fall decor. I made this Thanksgiving banner to display at this time of year. 

  I started with 8x8 squares of patterned paper. Then, I wanted to round the corners off to make them look "leaf-ish". I actually used a soup bowl to trace the rounded edge & free cut them. 
Then I:
-inked the edges 
-cut the letters with my cricut 
-stamped leaves in fall-ish colours & cut them out
-gathered all my fall type stickers, etc.
-started decorating!

  Then I punched holes in the top of each "leaf" & used ribbon to connect them into a banner. I hung it under my bar top between the living room & kitchen. 

  Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! 

I'm thankful for:
My loving Saviour, Jesus Christ
My wonderful husband
My precious children
My warm, comfy home
My fabulous friends
My great church family

And really, what else do I need?

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Enjoy your day!

Linkin' Up:


  1. {LOVE} this!!! :)  Can I copy?? :)

  2. Love it! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Genius Link Party!

  3. This is so cute! You even changed up the ribbon from each!!! It's so creative!

  4. Totally awesome, Steph! You are of great talent.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you!  And your banner is just beautiful.  Fantastic job...I'm so very glad you shared it at OAM's craft challenge this week!


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