Hi there friends! Keri from Shaken Together back with a quick craft (really, like 15 minutes!) that you can add to your Fall home decor or drape across your Thanksgiving table! With just a few minutes and a few craft supplies, you can make a charming Plaid Thankful Banner! Everyone is mad about plaid, right?!
I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but floating around on social media is a graphic that reads “October is my favorite color.” Isn’t that the truth? There is just something about this time of year that makes me just so happy … and creative! So as I was tidying my craft cabinet, I ran across a stash of pretty paper and decided that it was the perfect time to get crafty!
And this sweet thing was the end result!
I love paper crafting! Card stock, pretty patterns, punched edges, chip board letters … all some of my favorite things. Since I am impatient by nature, I love projects that can be completed from start to finish in a short time. This plaid thankful banner definitely fits the bill!
- 2 strips of plaid paper – 1 1/2 inches wide x 12 inches long
- paper trimmer
- Scallop edge paper punch
- Chipboard letters (or letter stickers)
- Adhesive (craft glue, glue dots or scrapbook adhesive)
- Transparent tape
- Brown ink pad
First, use your paper trimmer to cut each 12 inch strip into 4 three inch pieces. You will have 8 pieces of paper once you have made all of your cuts – these are your banner flags.
Then, using the scallop edge paper punch, punch one end of each flag. If you don’t have a punch, you can use a pair of decorative edged scissors to add a little design to the flags.
Fold a small section over at the other end of each banner flag (this will allow you to easily attach the flags to the twine). Then, take your brown ink pad and run it along the edges of each flag. I love to do this to add a little character and interest to paper.
Attach your chipboard letters to each flag with adhesive – I used glue dots because there is no drying time. (Again, the patience thing, ha ha.) Cut a length of twine long enough to hold all 8 flags and allow some excess to hang your banner with. Finally, secure each flag over the twine with transparent tape.
Your pretty Plaid Thankful Banner is ready to hang!
How about a few more Thanksgiving ideas?!
Hope you all have the most fantastic Fall!