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