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Happy Fall-daze! How are you crafters? Are you getting your shopping done for Turkey Day. I love Thanksgiving, it’s the beginning of my favorite season – CHRISTMAS! I will be with my family all day and likely end up watching movies and falling asleep for several naps. It’s a great time to hang out, re-charge and also – get ready for Black Friday Shopping.
I have a perfect craft for you for your Thanksgiving decor too! Let’s get started and I need to give a special thanks to my intern for be the awesome crafty model in the photos. She is such a great sport at helping whenever we do photo shoots. Look for her at our upcoming holiday events, she is really a wonderful addition to my team. I am so excited to share another cool project featuring Sizzix products!
Here is the supplies list:
Festive Fall Banner
- Sizzix Big Shot + cutting pads
- Sizzix Bigz dies by Laura Kelly
- Sizzix Bigz die by Lori Whitlock
- Hole punch
- Paper and/or felt in fall colors
- I used Kunin felt in Orange and Red.
- Double sided adhesive or hot glue/hot glue gun
- Optional: Ribbon (to embellish the Pumpkin)
- Optional: Mini clothespins
Step 1: I like to begin by cutting out all of my paper and felt pieces. For my banner, it is made of 7 panels – so I cut papers with the Big Banner die by Lori Whitlock (which is not a personal favorite!) and arranged them in the order I liked, incorporating both solid colors and a decorative scrapbook paper in fall/plaid.
Step 2: Next, I cut out my die cut shapes using my Laura Kelly dies. My favorites are the pumpkin and the heart, they are very versatile – they are perfect for children’s crafts, cards, and banners too. I cut my felt and paper pieces and then lined them up in the order that looked good. To me this holiday is about family times and hearts seem to just fit perfectly towards the center of my banner. The awesome thing is – you can pick whatever order you like, don’t ever be afraid to modify one of my DIY projects!
Step 3: Now, you will have order of your banner set up. You can now use your double sided tape or hot glue to adhere the die cuts to the banner pieces. Then, you can hole punch your banner pieces and thread the banner together with twine.
Step 4: For some final embellishments, you can add ribbon to the pumpkins (I would suggest hot glue to adhere) and mini clothespins to each banner panel. You now have a wonderful new banner to add to your Thanksgiving buffet.
Happy Thanksgiving Crafters!
I am grateful for the happiness crafting brings to my life and more importantly, I am thankful to be able to share it here on my blog and in my local community. Have a wonderful holiday and good luck with your Black Friday shopping too!