Halloween will soon be over and it will be time to decorate for the next big holiday! It’s easy to transition into Thanksgiving decor and this quick and easy Thanksgiving Banner is proof that it doesn’t take a ton of time and effort to add a little thankful flair to your fall decorations! And you’d never guess that I used papers and stickers from the “Spooky Boo” collection for my banner, but I sure did!
Isn’t it cute? Here’s how you can whip one up for yourself:
Start by gathering some of the patterned papers that are not obviously Halloween-themed. Use a digital die cut machine (or hand cut) to create banner flag shapes.
Cut the same number of banner shapes from kraft (or whatever color you choose) solid cardstock. Cut the letters to spell “thankful” from the centers of the kraft banners.
This next step is optional, but I love adding a little bit of detail and interest by stitching around the perimeter of each flag with white thread. Secure the loose threads on the backside with tape.
Next, punch holes in the corners of all of the kraft flags:
Use one of the kraft flags as a template and punch corresponding holes in the patterned flags:
Arrange the patterned flags behind each kraft flag, but do NOT attach them with glue.
The only piece that is actually glued down is the center of the letter “a:”
Now it’s time to string the flags together with jute!
Start with the last letter (“L”) and slide it on the spool of jute.
Spelling out the word backwards, add the remaining flags:
There are also some fun fallish stickers on the Spooky Boo Sticker sheet. I chose a few to add to some of the banners:
I opted to use foam adhesive squares behind some of the stickers for a bit of dimension.
See how easy that was? Now string it up and enjoy this fun little reminder of Thanksgiving for the next few weeks!
Spooky Boo Sticker Sheet
Spooky Boo 12×12 Paper Pad
Spooky Boo Hocus Pocus Patterned Paper
Spooky Boo Hey Pumpkin Patterned Paper
Spooky Boo Falling Leaves Patterned Paper
Foam Adhesive Squares