Thanksgiving project: This lovely Gather Thanksgiving banner DIY is perfect for adding beauty to any Thanksgiving and fall decor. With it’s simple, but elegant design it is the perfect accompaniment to your festivities.
This project comes with a free svg file so you can easily cut it out from a Cricut or Silhouette. Simply fill out the form at the end of the tutorial and I will send it right to your inbox! In the tutorial paper is used, but this would also work with felt and Heat transfer vinyl. Play around with the materials and make it your own!
Tip: Cut out extra feathers to spread around your Thanksgiving table for an easy table decoration.
Cut Files (fill out the form at the end of the post to receive the free svg files)
Letters for “Gather”
8 ½ x 11 Card Stock Paper:
Kraft Brown – 9 sheets
Dark Brown – 2 sheets
Orange – 2 sheets
Yellow – 2 sheets
Red – 2 sheets
Green – 2 sheets
Black – 1 sheet
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Cricut or Silhouette
How to make a Thanksgiving Banner:
Step 1 – Cut out the Banner elements
Download the cut files and cut out the following:
3 Sheets of Kraft Brown with 2 Boxes Cut from Each
Letters on Black
6 Sheets of Kraft Brown Feathers
2 Sheets Each of the Other Colors of Feathers
Step 2 – Prep the elements for the DIY
Punch 2 holes in the sides of the boxes, one on each side, just below the top edge.
Punch one hole in the “top” of each feather. These do not have to be exact, as a matter of fact, if they are not perfect, the banner will look more organic and fun.
Step 3 – Add the Letters to the Thanksgiving Banner
Hot glue the letters to the boxes, but do not mash them down hard. One of the more charming things about this banner, in my opinion, is that the lettering is not flush to the box, it’s raised a little and has a 3D effect. So just barely press the letters down on the boxes.
Step 4- String the Gather Banner Together
Layout your banner on the table and set up how many feathers you want between each box.
Make a loop at the end of your twine, so it’s easier to thread and hang.
Start threading on the feathers and letters in order on the twine.
Add each letter of the banner in order.
Trim the twine to the length you want your banner to be.
Hang your Thanksgiving banner DIY and enjoy!
Download the SVG files Below (fill out the form)
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- Give Thanks Platter Decor
- Giant Paper Sunflowers
- Free “Thankful” printable banner
- Pin the Tail on the turkey game DIY
- Thankful Apron Free Pattern
- Hostess Apron Tutorial
- Thankful for Cake Toppers
- Autumn Leaves Pillow
- Fall Topiary Trees Craft
- Thanksgiving Printable to frame
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