One of my goals this year was to embrace more seasonal decor. I love the cozy-factor and personal touch it gives a home, but seasonal decorating is a challenge for me since we have so little storage space.
We don’t host the Thanksgiving holiday at our place, but we do have a “Fakesgiving” that Dan & I spend together as a couple… it’s a much needed excuse to have an extravagant meal at home without all the hustle and bustle of cooking for 12 people! This little “give thanks” banner was just the thing to spruce up the house for Thanksgiving. It was quick, easy, free, and best of all I can throw it away in a few weeks 🙂
What you’ll need:
- Fallen leaves from your yard (or faux leaves)
- Black paint
- Thread or twine
This project is so simple it barely needs a tutorial:
- If you are using real leaves, make sure to dry them first. There are several ways to do this, I just sandwiched them between paper towels and used the iron (no steam) until they were flat and dry.
- Arrange your leaves in an eye pleasing manner.
- Using black craft paint, paint on your letters. I referenced a font from my computer while I was painting to give it a consistent look (and because I have the worst handwriting!). The possibilities are endless using different lettering styles to match the style of your decorating!
- Using a thread or thin piece of twine, knot or glue your leaves on to form a banner. That’s it, it’s a pretty rustic project!
I decided to move mine to hang up above the buffet, which is currently decorated with edible winter squash. Aren’t they so festive? We’ve been eating a ton of squash this year and I love that it pulls double duty as decoration.
Are you pulling off any last minute decorations for Thanksgiving? Follow me on Pinterest because I’m pinning tons of great ideas!