Thanksgiving Banner

In my last post, I talked about using bunting and banners as holiday decoration. Now I can show you how easy and fun they are, because I made my own!

Thanksgiving Banner

This banner was super quick and easy to make. I think it took me less than 15 minutes.

I had some extra scrapbooking paper on hand, so I picked out a few patterns that reminded me of fall. Then, I cut the same size triangle out of all of them.

Scrapbook paper cut into flags

(A good tip: figure out how big you want each flag – or triangle – to be with your first piece of paper and then use that as a stencil for the rest.)

Then, I wrote out each letter on a separate flag with metallic gold acrylic paint.

This paint is great for fall. I’ve been using it in all of my crafts in the past few weeks because I love it so much!

Folkart Metallic Gold Acrylic PaintGold "E"

After the paint dried, I outlined each letter with a brown sharpie to make the letters stand out against the busy patterns.

Then, I punched a hole in each corner of the flag and threaded yarn through each hole.

Its so simple and it was a free and festive decoration since I had everything on hand!

What do you have in your craft stash that you could transform into fun holiday decoration?