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Give Thanks Banner & Elmer’s Giveaway

Happy Friday! The countdown to Thanksgiving is officially on. With less than a week away I thought it was time to create a simple Framed Give Thanks Banner for our living room. It’s where our family spends time together the most and lately I’ve really enjoyed talking to the kids about what we are thankful for. My daughter who’s 3 is starting to ask about giving back and I love hearing her responses on how we can help others.

Give Thanks Banner

To make the banner I used the X-ACTO Basic Shapes template to trace then cut out my tags. I’ll be honest I thought it was going to take me forever to cut the tags out but i promise it was a very quick process. If you don’t own a cutting machine the templates are your best friend! There are so many designs in each package, plus they have various sizes for each shape. The tag template I used has 6 different sizes to choose from. Pretty sweet!

Thanksgiving Give Thanks Banner

Once I cut my tags with the X-ACTO scissors I made paper rosettes to hot glue in the center. I used the X-ACTO self healing mat and X-ACTO knife to cut the strips. You can check out my St. Patrick’s Day Banner and Paper Ornaments to learn the basics of making a paper rosette.

Thanksgiving Give Thanks Banner

For the letters I used American Crafts Thickers found at Hobby Lobby. I love these stickers! To hang the tags I taped the string to the back and used mini Canvas Corp clothespins, also found at Hobby Lobby.

Thanksgiving Give Thanks Banner

The awesome people at Elmer’s want to give one of my readers a $150 value craft supply box filled Elmer’s and X-ACTO products! Here’s what one lucky reader will get:

Elmer's giveaway

·         Designer Series Gripster Craft Knife
·         Designer Series 12” Metal Ruler
·         Designer Series 12” X 12” Self Healing Mat
·         Designer Series 8” Scissors
·         Designer Series 5” Precision Tip Scissors
·         Designer Series Basic Shape Templates
·         Designer Series Decorative Shape Templates
·         Painters Bright Colors
·         Painters Sherbet Swirl
·         Dot Runner
·         Foam Mounting Tape
·         Thin Medium Glue Spots
·         All Purpose Glue Stick
·         Quick Dry Dual Tip Glue Pen
·         Elmer’s Designer Tape


Be sure to check out the Elmer’s Craft It! Facebook page for DIY tips and crafting inspiration.

To enter use the rafflecopter widget below.

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Disclaimer: I received Elmer’s products to facilitate my review. As always all opinions are my own.


  1. Kristina German says:

    We could really use this for our YMCA’s after school program!!

  2. Beautiful crafts as usual!

  3. I would love any and all of these wonderful supplies! The foam board would make great posters and mini albums and the Decorative Shape Templates look like some fun to work with creating!

  4. I love how Elmer’s has Washi tape! I love Washi tape!

  5. I love all the products. My son and nephew would love all the markers.

  6. I love your cute banner frame. I love that it would be pretty simple to make, but it makes such a statement! LOVE it!

  7. Ooo, love this project! The glitter adds just a touch of extra special-ness. :)

  8. like the 3d paint pens

  9. Rubber Cement!

  10. Rachael Werth says:

    Went to their website and I’d like to try the 3d paint pens

  11. I love Painters Markers. We actually used them to paint our pumpkins this year!

  12. My favorite is the glitter glue.

  13. I love the markers! Especially the glue ones.

  14. I LOVE the paint markers – so useful to paint on non-conventional surfaces!

  15. Love the dimension and neutral tones of your give thanks banner. Just pinned!

  16. I would like to try the painters markers :)

  17. love it! manila tags are the best ♥ happy weekend Crystal!

  18. I love the idea of framing the banner! Very creative1 I made a similar bunting banner and put it up across one of my picture windows. Check it out, if you get the chance! Have a great Thanksgiving!
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage

  19. Would love to win this…just in time for Christmas! (and homeschooling too!)

  20. Painters Markers look amazing and I could totally use them on a variety of crafts!

  21. Casey Britton says:

    Would love to win this! Their glues are hard to beat! Thanks for the chance!!

  22. Luv the Designer Masking Tape :-) Thanks!!!

  23. I love this idea! Such a good reminder for all of us!

  24. This is so cute! Love it!

  25. My favorite Elmer’s is the glue dots!

  26. Loooove the paint markers. So great when you have little hands helping you craft ;)

  27. I like the glue sticks – for home and the office.

  28. Love the washi tape!!

  29. GLUE!!!! GLUE!!! and MORE GLUE!!!! I am a teacher and homeschooling Mom! I still love ..I mean really.LOVE the smell of elmers glue!! I also like to put it all over my hands and let it dry and tell the kids I have a peeling disease and its getting really bad. Then I start peeling it off my hand! Yes, Im one crazy, but very happy teacher!!!!

  30. I love foam board!

  31. I like the Painter Markers

  32. That is so awesome!!! I love it, I didn’t even know exacto made craft supplies. I have used their products in our shop. Ur I’d love to have them at home.

  33. I like their paint pens.

  34. I like their paint markers!!!

  35. This is totally cute! Loving it! I’m featuring it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

  36. Love this! I am going to make a Christmas banner!

  37. I love this. Idea

  38. Vanessa Barker says:

    This is so pretty!

  39. So clever! I love the colors!

  40. Love paint pens!

  41. I just love their glue products! With three kids in school we go through lots of glue for projects!!!

  42. Really neat project! Looks great! I live the Elmer’s designer masking tape! Thanks for project & opportunity to win this awesome gift!

  43. All the glues Thanks

  44. Emily Claire says:

    I am a big believer in having sharp tools! Scissors, knives, etc. And things to hold it together; the designer tape is awesome! I love love love new crafty things!

  45. I was really excited to find out that Elmers has washi tape now. Totally love them. But really, I like all their products!

  46. What a pretty banner! It looks fabulous with that gorgeous frame!!

  47. Lynn Osborne says:

    Love the banner! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  48. I {love} all things Elmer :) I am in love with their new XACTO products.

  49. Beautiful project as usual Crystal!!! ;)

  50. This turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  51. I love the washi tape!



  52. I love the Elmer’s Washi Tape!

  53. I love the foam board because you can do TONS of stuff with it!

  54. So cute! I love this project. Thanks for sharing at Take a Look Tuesday-I chose this as a Reader Feature. Congrats!

  55. Shannon Russ says:

    Great banner! Thanks for the chance!

  56. Featuring YOU today! Annnd how did I miss that awesome giveaway!???! Love the shapes…that is sooo cool! Thanks for linking up to {wow me} wednesday.


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