Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Banner

Can I just tell you how much I love and I mean love JoAnn's.  They have everything I need there plus more...while waiting in another long line to get the one very thing I need I end up walking around and of course finding more things to buy....bother....I think they devise their cutting counter in this way....while 2 get their fabric cut you have 10 waiting and then they end up walking around and buying more than this is how the story of the burlap banner begins...
While waiting and walking around because I have a cute three year old who can't stand hanging out in the line so while browsing the grand store we came across some burlap and thought why not...i've made several other bannners let's go for it!  I purchase 1/2 yard hoping for the best
 First I cut a triangle and traced a letter using my stencils onto the paper to make sure they would fit before actually getting to work.
 Then I layed out my stencils to spell Give Thanks

Then i cut all my triangles
 I decided to mix it up a bit and use burlap and sparkly glitter.  I have heard Mandi over at Vintage Revivals talk of the amazingness of the Glitter Blast spray by Krylon so of course I had to get a can.  I taped my stencils over the burlap to hold in place.  Next I took them outside and sprayed them.
 This is how it turned love but couldn't see the letters that well
 So I took my permanent marker and traced over all the letters.  Then I took a needle and ribbon and threaded the letters though.  Finally I hung it outside and here is how it looks
I love the way it turned out...the glitter sparkles in the sun and it reminds me to constantly give things that I am thankful for everytime I walk up to the door......don't mind the Halloween wreath in the background :)

1 comment:

  1. I loved this! I'll be making one for next year!