Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Season of Thankfulness

It's mid-November! Where has the time gone? My sweet baby is two-months-old and growing way too fast. In my spare time (ha!) I gathered a few supplies and made this banner. All I needed was some burlap, twine, paint and a sewing machine. Oh, and a sleeping baby so I could put it together!!

It hangs in my kitchen where we can all see it everyday. It's a great reminder that we have much to be thankful for. And with this new season, I am trying to help my kids say THANKS for all that they have.

I used butcher paper to create a simple stencil of each letter. A quick dab of black paint with a stencil brush added the lettering to each triangle of burlap. The fabric pieces are connected with the twine, sewn in place using a zigzag stitch. The dot garland was even easier! I cut out dozens of different colored circles using a 1" and 1.5" circle punch. All that was left was stringing them together using a straight stitch on my sewing machine.

Of course, Lauri had to have one also! She made her own dot garland, with a slight twist.

Wishing you a Thankful November!


B's Mommy said...

I adore this! So much fun!

Denise said...

I love your blog and you Banner is Wonderfully Beautiful! I love to make cards on my sewing machine, but never thought about the circle garland. Thanks. I am alo CRAZY about Banners, so double thanks.
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creativejewishmom/sara said...

love it! congrats on the newest little one, and thanks so much for spending a few precious moments to share with us on Craft schooling Sunday!

Great Stuff! by Sandi said...

What a great idea! We are making one this weekend, my kids will love to work on this as a family!

New follower! Looking forward to getting lots of great ideas! Thanks!

Beckie said...

This banner is just fabulous! I featured it today on my blog so stop by and check it out! Also grab a featured button if you'd like! Have a great Thanksgiving!