Wednesday, November 9, 2011

a glittered "thankful" banner

I needed to take down my Halloween items in my niche above the TV in our living room.  I bought in a few pumpkins from our front porch along with some leaves and a few fall photos and I created a new "fall" look. 

I wanted to create a banner to go along with the Thanksgiving holiday.  I received the letters in my monthly download from one of my favorite blogs found here.

I printed them off in a 4 x 6 size, traced them onto a cereal box and then cut them out.

I punched holes along the top followed by adding glue and sprinkled some glitter. 

I was not looking forward to this next step...stringing the letters onto the ribbon.  All I had on hand (and I wanted orange ribbon) was a 1-1/2" wide ribbon.

As you can see I had to write the word "thankful" so I wouldn't get mixed up with the stringing the letters.  I started in the middle of the word.

I forgot to mention that I did 2 layers of glitter.  I was a little worried that once I started stringing that some of the glitter would rub off.  And some did but not enough to notice.

One practical note:  Lay some newspaper or I used freezer paper on your work surface.  Makes clean-up a breeze!

And here's the finished product!

I really like how the ribbon billows between letters.  Not at all what I was going for.  I just love it when things come together like that!

I taped the ends onto the shelf and then added a knotted end to hang over the edge.  I wanted to add a big floppy satin bow - but didn't have enough ribbon.  But I'm happy with this look none-the-less.

And finally some family photos of our children at the pumpkin patch a couple of weeks ago.

I promised awhile ago on sharing how I made my book covers.  I haven't forgotten!  It will be done!

This was a super easy project that I did during nap time yesterday.  I did get glitter almost everywhere:  floor in the kichen and on the way to the niche, TV, sink (after washing my hands), and on my shoes!  Ohh-well it was fun!

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  1. So pretty! Love the thick ribbon with it. I think I'll make a new one for Christmas and use a decadent satin ribbon. Great idea!

  2. This is super cute!! I just made my own!!

  3. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)

  4. GEORGOUS! Using a cardboard box was genius!