Monday, November 9, 2009

~~~Thanksgiving Banner~~~

I want to thank those of you who gave your helpful suggestions about how to decorate my Thanksgiving Day table---I think that I will be able to incorporate many of your ideas and use a few tricks that I have up my own sleeve as well! ;)

Yesterday I went to the fabric/craft store, hoping to be inspired as I browsed the aisles for anything that caught my eye. I found a few pretty red berry branches, and some stuff to make my topiary, which I wrote about here, but nothing to really tie together a festive Thanksgiving table. Then I saw it, the most fitting Thanksgiving fabric, just begging me to make something out of it! I am not a huge fan of the traditional "autumn" colors---oranges, reds & yellows just don't do it for me---but when I saw this cute print, I knew that I could incorporate my favorite color, blue, in with the other fall colors! Woohoo! Using the floral print as my color scheme, I dashed about the store gathering bits of this and that to pull together what is going to be one really lovely table! I bought some blue burlap, which coordinates perfectly with the print fabric, and I am going to make a table runner out of that. The cotton floral print has already been washed, and I've already completed 2 napkins (of 12) out of that. I bought some pretty gold-ish felt that I am going to make place mats out of, and some green felt to make some leaf napkin rings out of! The red berry branches will go on the table, nestled around some candles and tucked into a decorative jar that I already have on the table. I think that's about it, but there could be more, you just never my banner, that was totally unplanned, but a happy little accident made from the leftover fabric scraps! So here's a sneak peek of my Thanksgiving Day color scheme!

My easy sew (or no-sew if you prefer) Thanksgiving Banner. This could easily be made using fabric remnants and a glue stick!

Extra burlap provides a backdrop for my "Give Thanks"...simply printed off the computer onto card stock and glued right on the burlap.

I just love how this turned out!

Isn't the print just gorgeous! I love the "non-autumn" colors mixed in with the more traditional colors of fall!

Easy-cheesy probably 2 dollars tops decoration! Just the way I like it!

Oh, I was also picked for the Kreativ Blogger award, which I will post about as soon as I take care of my mommy-duties here at the house! Have a great day, y'all!



  1. Love the banner and the BLUE burlap! Whooda thunk?

    Love you,


  2. Thanks for the award!! I just have to tell you that I am making a Fall banner right now and that fabric that you have, not the burlap, is one of my fabrics. We are matchy, matchy girl!

  3. Very cute, Grace. You are a talented lady!

  4. Thanks for all the sweet comments, wonderful bloggy friends!