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.
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!
How to make a 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.
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.