Friday, November 15, 2013

DIY Thanksgiving Banner + Free Printable


DIY Thanksgiving Banner + Free Printable // Bubby and Bean
DIY Thanksgiving Banner + Free Printable // Bubby and Bean

Over the summer, I posted a tutorial for a 4th of July banner, based on one that I'd created for a party I was attending.  It was a huge hit at the party, so I made a similar one for my baby shower last month.  Then earlier this week, I made a Thanksgiving banner based on the same design to hang on our fireplace, and I thought I'd share a tutorial here so you guys can make one too!  This project takes less than fifteen minutes from start to finish, it's inexpensive to make, and it adds a festive touch to Thanksgiving gatherings.  Even if you don't live here in the states or don't celebrate Thanksgiving, it's still a wonderful message to display during the holidays.

DIY Thanksgiving Banner + Free Printable // Bubby and Bean

I love the look of natural kraft cardstock, but you can use plain white cardstock, colored cardstock, or even matte photo paper.  The same goes for the red and white baker's twine.  I really like the way it looks paired with the kraft paper, but you can use any type of string, twine, or ribbon. 


DIY Thanksgiving Banner + Free Printable // Bubby and Bean

1. Download the free printable PDF files (there will be three sheets) by clicking on these links: template 1, template 2, and template 3.  Then print each of them on your cardstock using your printer's highest quality setting.

DIY Thanksgiving Banner + Free Printable // Bubby and Bean

2. Use a paper cutter or scissors to cut each sheet equally into four, making eleven 4.25 x 5.5 pieces. (There will be twelve pieces total, but one will be discarded.)  If you're using scissors rather than a paper cutter, you may want to use a pencil and ruler to create straight lines before cutting.

DIY Thanksgiving Banner + Free Printable // Bubby and Bean

3. Punch two holes (one in each upper corner) in each of your pieces.

DIY Thanksgiving Garland // Bubby and Bean

4. Cut 8-10 feet of twine or ribbon, and thread through the holes on each piece of cardstock, starting from the backside.  Make sure you start with the 'G' and thread in order. 

DIY Thanksgiving Garland // Bubby and Bean

5. Finish threading through all eleven pieces, knot the ends of the twine or ribbon, and hang!

DIY Thanksgiving Banner + Free Printable // Bubby and Bean

I hope you like this simple, easy holiday project.  If you make one, I'd love to see pictures of it hanging in your home!

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11 comments:

  1. I love that this banner can be used over and over again just by changing out the letters!
    And what a great picture of Bubby :) Your whole fireplace looks great!

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  2. So simple and fun. I adore it! Now if only I had a fireplace to decorate with this beautiful banner!

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  3. so simple and cute! thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love it! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  5. I love it! Thanks for the freebie. =0)

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  6. this is so cute and i love the other decor on your mantle too.

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  7. Thank you!! I need to forward to my daughter.

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  8. Thanks for your comments you guys! Glad you like it.

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  9. such elegance in your decorating and style dear melissa!

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  10. Oh I love this! It looks so simple too :)

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