How to Make a Thanksgiving Banner

Here’s this week’s how-to!

This one is a little more difficult than the last one. I suppose the more accurate term would be time consuming, since it doesn’t really require any special tools or skills. If you can cut, write, and hole-punch, you’re good to go. However, since there are a lot of letters in “Happy Thanksgiving”, cutting out each banner piece and writing each letter does take some time, so be sure to set aside an hour or so for this project.

All right, here’s what you’ll need:

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  • Craft Paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch (not pictured)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Marker (any color is fine; I used silver since it stood out more on the craft paper, but you can use whatever you wish)
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Banner Template (this is the one I used; keep in mind that this banner is quite large, so if you want a smaller one, you’ll have to find another. They’re plentiful; just search for banner template, and you’ll have a plethora available to you)
First off, cut out the banner template. Then, draw an outline onto the craft paper. Be resourceful, and use the edges of the paper to eliminate extra cutting. You can also line up the banners side-by-side like I did to make it even easier on yourself.
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Then, cut out the banner pieces. You’ll need 17 total.
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Once you’re done with that, write out the letters.
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Next you’ll punch some holes. Line up the hole punch so that your holes will be evenly spaced from the edges. I used a three-hole hole punch, which made it a lot easier, but you can use a single hole punch as well.
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Your last step is to string it up! I pulled the twine through the holes so that the twine shows up front (it creates some texture), but you can put it behind the paper if you wish. Be sure to tie a loop knot at each end of the twine so you can hang it up.
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And there it is! The fun thing about this project is that you can reuse the flip side for a  different holiday or celebration (like “Happy Birthday”, “Merry Christmas”, “Happy Hanukkah”, etc.).
And be sure to hold onto that leftover craft paper; I’ll use it for next week’s how to. Can you see what I see??
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Hope you have fun with your Saturday project!

One comment on “How to Make a Thanksgiving Banner

  1. […] last week’s “How to“? I told you to save the leftover paper? Well, here’s what I used it […]

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