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Decorating for Thanksgiving Dinner (let's make a banner!)

by Taylor Nieft

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year or just want some cute holiday decor to hang around the house? Make Thanksgiving-themed garland in just 6 easy steps and see how you can use our past lettering tutorials to make your place settings stand out. You'll also see how you can reuse and repurpose some of the items in your box if you're a subscriber with us! 

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Let's make a banner!

Step 1: Trace Template

Using a light box or a window, trace either the large or the small banner template onto your fabric or paper of choice. 

Step 2: Cut the shape

Cut out as many banner flags as you want. For the large template, you can get 2 flags out of one muslin bag. For the small template, you can get 6-8 flags out of one muslin bag.

Step 3: Prep Your Stencil

You can transfer designs to your flags by either painting directly on the surface for a more precise look, or you can use a gelly roller and printing plate to get a printed-on look. However you decide to do your designs, be mindful of the top half-inch of your flag as that is the area that will be folded back and glued down.

If using the printing plate method, check out this blog post to see how it works.

Step 4: Add Letters

Using your decorative tools of choice, make letters on your flags. In the photo shown here, the Dot-A-Lot Craft Paint is being used.


Don't know what to have your banner say? Try "Thankful", "Happy Thanksgiving", or something a little more fun like "Gobble, Gobble!"

Step 5: Decorate

Get creative! Add any finishing details to make your banner pop. 

Step 6: Glue

Place the top of your flag underneath a long piece of string. Glue the top portion and fold down over the string. 

Done!

Set up your Thanksgiving dinner table using tutorials here at Let's Make Art! The photo here features Leaf Letters and Menu Lettering. Scroll down to watch the tutorials and make your home the hosting favorite! 

Watch the tutorials!

Menu Lettering

Leaf Letters

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