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Thanksgiving Banner

Hi everyone! Emily Lanham here with my very first post as a Prima Ribbonista! I’m very excited to share my project with you all today!

With the holidays quickly approaching, I wanted to make a fun banner to hang in my home… since I volunteered to host Thanksgiving this year!

I love to make banners of different sizes and shapes, but the challenge always is trying to find a good base. While digging through my craft drawers, I found some tags… PERFECT!

I never know what to use these little tags for. Sure, the obvious, making tags! I just don’t know what to do with them after I’ve made them all pretty. So I figured they would be perfect for my banner.

I started out by threading some pretty wired ribbon through the holes in my tags. I chose some crushed wired ribbon (AW30) because it would be easier to bend and would hold shape better with the weight of the banner. Plus, I really like this ribbon and the color was a perfect match for what I had in mind!

Next, I took the same crushed wired ribbon in a different color (AW16) and tied 6 little bows to add to the tops of my tags.

Next step, I cut some pretty Fall paper from the DCWV Autumn Melody stack and got out my punches and scor-pal to make some little rosettes. I cut my strips of paper about 2 inches wide and then punched one side with a border punch.

Once I was finished and had all of my pieces ready, I started laying out the placement of everything and gluing it all down. I added some ruffle ribbon (392-58-09, 392-58-33) to the bottom of the tag to give it a little more dimension.

I also added some roses to the bottom of each tag on my banner. One of my favorite ways to embellish is with ribbon, plus, it’s a little cheaper than buying a pack of flower embellishments. I used the May Arts woven rosettes for these (353-25, 353-28). I also added some faux suade leaves (XL16) behind the rosettes.

There you have it! A perfect simple & easy banner to make for Fall/Thanksgiving décor!

Blog post by: Emily Lanham

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  1. Gloria Westerman

    Oh my goodness this is gorgesou!!!! I love it….beauitful colors….awesome job…tfs

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  2. Sue D

    Very pretty–I like the rich colors.

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  3. Nicole Martel

    Beautiful!!!

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  4. Kristie Maynard

    How beautiful!  So many lovely elements and they work so well together.  I never thought of using tags like this for a banner.  I will have to pin this one and use that idea.  Thanks!
     

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