Monday, November 16, 2009

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Banner


Here are the supplies you'll need:  Some pressed leaves, a sharpie, some string, scissors and a hot glue gun.


You can do this project in less than 5 minutes.  If the kids want to "help", it may take 10, but it's still super easy.  The results are fantastic.  Take your pressed leaves, and write on them with Sharpie.  I wrote "Thanks", but you could write: Happy Thansgiving, Give Thanks, your Family Name, whatever.

Then, take the leaves and put a bit of hot glue at the base of the stem, then stick them to the twine or string.  I added a few extra leaves with no letters at the ends just to add more color.  You can stack the leaves for more texture, too.

If you make a fall banner, be sure to link back, I'd love to see it!

17 comments:

girlinthesticks said...

I love it!It's so simple, perfect for Thanksgiving!

sweetjeanette said...

Great idea!!!! I love this one, so "do-able" !

sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

marzipanmom said...

It's beautiful!

Delightful Dwelling said...

How cute, I love the leaves! I just posted a Thanksgiving banner on my blog too.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Very cute! I have stringed leaves hanging against my curtains for fall - love it!

Mandy said...

Love the leaves! Super cute!

The DIY Show Off said...

I love it. I'd have banners all over the house if I could. You did a fantastic job. It's perfect. Thanks so much for adding your creativity to the DIY holiday party! :)

Roeshel

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Simple and sweet - I love the idea!

Happy Nester said...

I am a sucker for a great banner. I love it!

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Love the simplicity of this. Looks like something I could do! Thanks

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love your leave banner--very cute. I hope you will post this to my Wed party-it'll be up tonight--Celebrate the holidays

Cheri

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

it's perfect! simple, but so cute!
gail

jenjen said...

Such a sweet banner. I love the natural beauty of it.

XOOX
Jen

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That is beautiful. I'm doing this--thanks for the tip!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

So sweet and so cute! -and looks like fun!
~Nancy

Shannon said...

Thanks! I'm sending my kids out the door right NOW to gather some leaves.

Shannon said...

I wasn't able to make this exact banner, but I was inspired. So I will be linking to your post on my blog and how I tweaked your design.

http://www.seekingtoglorify.blogspot.com