Fall Banner and Thanksgiving Decor-Free Printable Version
Hey There Friends! Thanksgiving is approaching quickly–at least for everyone at my house! I just got back from Boston and Salem a couple days ago, and so I have been in a mad rush to take down all my Halloween decorations, and get up the Thanksgiving decorations. I’ve got a Free Printable Fall Banner coming your way that would look great on an entry way mirror, or across the corner of a mantle. It really adds a nice touch….scatter some small paper leaves across the front of the mirror and attach them with sticky tack. I cut my leaves out using my silhouette cameo, but if you don’t have a cameo, just buy a bag of faux fall leaves at the dollar store–they usually carry these this time of year.
If you have never made or printed a paper banner…here are a couple pointers and tips for you!
- Use Card stock, you don’t want it to be flimsy.
- To print, go to a FedEx store, Kinkos, Or Printshop…you’ll only spend a few dollars more for high quality ink prints, OR, up the image quality on your own printer to the highest setting.
- Hot glue your pendants to the ribbon…This is the quick and easy way to get it to stick to ribbon.
- Use command hooks to hang your banner–for those awkward angles.
- Store your banner in a gallon baggy and use it next year! I never throw away a paper banner. Year after year, I always find a place for them.
This banner is really simple, but beautiful! And I love the fall leaves addition to my entry. If you look closely, you will see that the fall leaves scattered across my entry mirror have a 3D effect. I folded the leaves slightly down the middle, and creased them gently where natural veins in a leave might appear, and then I used sticky tack to adhere them. For a project like this, sticky tack is so much more effective than individual pieces of tape AND you can reuse it. Notice how I scattered a few leaves across my lamp shade as well–be creative…make it look like they are really blowing through.
The wood platter in the center is a platter I have had for years! I decided to jazz up the space by adding some matte white vinyl, and cutting out the word “gather”…..this is a really popular tag line this year for Fall and Thanksgiving decorations. Also, under the platter, I had a left over scrap of burlap from a project that I just finished for some outdoor Thanksgiving Decorations (which I will be posting soon). The burlap added a little bit more focus to the center of my entry table, and it came from an old burlap sack that I have been saving forever for a future craft. Well that future craft happened NOW! You can get old burlap sacks for Free at factories…I’m pretty sure this sac came from the Budweiser plant that I used to live close to when I lived in Colorado. I had a friend that worked at the plant, and she saved it for me because she knew I like to craft.