I have kind of exhausted many crafting choices. I’m not good at them. I’ve tried knitting, crochet and sewing. And I definitely can’t draw or paint. So when I see a project or craft that seems within my skill set, I get excited! My skill set is pretty basic – cutting, gluing and the like.
So I’ve been seeing a lot of banners around and thought I would give it a shot. An easy DIY Thanksgiving Banner is a low-risk craft. YOU CAN DO THIS! Especially with these step-by-step instructions. Go for it!
Easy Banner Basics
Here are the items I grabbed from the craft store:
Scrapbook papers. I chose silvers and golds. You could also use papers you have around the house or even construction paper.
Sticker letters, like THESE
Some plain old twine, or you could use thick string.
Next, you need to make a template for the triangle. You’ll use the template to cut the triangles out from the scrapbook papers.
So start with drawing a line. Measuring carefully, place a dot at the exact center of the line.
Next you have to kind of eyeball how long you want the triangle. Place your letter stickers near your paper to get an idea how long it should be. Using your ruler, make another dot for the triangle bottom, directly below the first line and dot.
Using your ruler, connect the lower dot to the ends of the upper line. Ta-da, you have made a perfect triangle!
Here is what the triangles with letters affixed look like:
What did you decide to spell out? I chose GIVE THANKS. I thought about choosing CHOOSE JOY because I love making that choice every day. Or you could do HAPPY THANKSGIVING. What sounds best to you?
Once you choose a phrase, count the number of letters and add 1 additional for a space between the words.
You can do this! I’ll be rolling out a few other crafts for the un-crafty for Christmas. Check back because you’re gonna love them!
What ideas do you have for the craft challenged?
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