Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Give Thanks Banner

I've wanted to make one of these for a while, so last night I did. Through trial and error, here's what you do. Cut strips of 2" paper (12X12 size). I just used random sheets from a fall paper stack. Using your ScorPal, score the paper every 1/2 inch.

You need 2 of these for each fan circle thingy.

Using hot glue (I've seen other places recommending double stick tape - that did not work for me), stick the ends together making one long strip.

Twist the ends around and glue them together. Don't worry if it flips inside out like this.

Punch a 3 inch circle or scalloped circle of heavy card stock. Pinch the center of your fan circle thing together and glue it to the top of the card stock circle.

Punch another scalloped circle for the front of the fan thing and glue it on with hot glue. I just used random fall papers from my scraps pile. Glue on a chipboard letter (these are from WalMart) and embellish with a little bling if you wish (my bling is from the Archivers $1.99 bin).

I decided I wanted mine to hang from twine, so I punched more of the card stock scalloped circles and hot glued them to the back with the twine in between the two layers. I also added some plain small circles in random colors between each letter.

And then it looked like this.

Here is is on the wall in the living room. The garland is rather heavy and to get it to stay like this, I taped the ends to the top of the two bookcases on either side of the piano. I found that some of the letters wanted to fall forward, so I just used some poster tack to secure some of the individual letters to the wall.

I love how it turned out though I would like to try hanging it from a ribbon next time. I think they would be adorable in pink and red colors for Valentine's Day!


  1. It turned out great! I lined it to my blog as well. And did you know you're on tip junkie?

  2. Wow...very creative and cute! How did you find the time to do this with all your Twilight organizing and playgroup at your house?

  3. Good job, i will teach my kids to do this.

  4. That is an awesome idea. I think that maybe Greg and I will have to do a modified version this weekend!

  5. so cute...thanks for the picture tutorial...I will be trying this craft!!!

  6. i sooo love this. you're amazing. thanks for the tutorial and making me now want a scoring thingamabob (not a little sarcasm in the last part of the sentence).

  7. Wow! This is amazing! And so chic! I also noticed the flower headband you said you made and my eyes nearly popped out of my head! I LOVE it!

  8. Hi! :) I knew I had seen this here, but I had to dig to find it. If it's alright, I'd like to link this post to my Friday faves post this week. I'm planning to use your instructions to make a Birthday banner for my daughter in a couple weeks, and I'm sharing my inspiration on my blog.

    Blessings to you!

  9. Thanks Sarah! Feel free to link away! I need to make another one of these sometime soon.