It seems to me that Halloween and Christmas get the bulk of fun decor ideas and Thanksgiving typically gets pretty left out of the loop. I know that we don’t even get to Halloween until tomorrow, but Thanksgiving always sneaks up on me! I wanted to make something that was quick, easy, inexpensive to decorate the holiday, but still managed to make an impact when displayed. Banners and bunting are all the rage right now, so I decided to take my own twist on the phenomenon. I present to you my Turkey Silhouette Banner!
Cute, right? And I promise it’s everything I’d hoped it would be!
turkey and letter die-cuts * colored twine * hot glue gun & glue
small hole punch * scissors
Side note: I used my Silhouette to cut out the letters and turkeys, but you could use pre-cut ones you can find at any craft or scrapbook store.
1. Using the hole punch, punch a small hole at the top of each letter and turkey. Make sure to allow enough space at the top so it isn’t too thin, making it more susceptible to breaking. Mine holes are about 1/2 in. down.
2. Using the twine, carefully string it through each turkey and letter in whatever order you’d like. I had a hard time deciding if I wanted each word a single color or if I should mix up the colors. The perfectionist in me had to have all of the colors matching in the long run, but I think the other way would be fun too! When they’re all strung on and spaced out as you’d like, put a small, like super small, dab of hot glue under the twine to hold each letter in it’s place.
3. When all of the letters and turkeys are glued and spaced the way you’d like, *then* cut the end of the twine. If you cut it before this step, you might end up with too little or end up wasting extra twine on the end.
Voila! A perfectly fun and festive Thanksgiving banner with a little fall table decor to match.Pin It