Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday to decorate for. When life centers around a turkey for one day, how do you make your house festive beyond the table? One word: banners. Those hanging decorations are easy to make and easily put a cheery spin on your normal household decor. So put away your pumpkins. Bring out your burlap. Collect your pretty paper and twine. Take a look at these 10 types of Thanksgiving banners and see which one will work the best for your home.
1. Print It Out.
If you happen to be hosting Thanksgiving, you probably don’t need any extra work on your plate. But instead of ditching the idea of decorating altogether, go get online and find yourself a nice banner printable that you can print, cut and hang in about ten minutes. (via The Tomkat Studio)
2. Burlap and Felt.
Thanksgiving is a holiday made for burlap. Burlap tablecloths, burlap placemats, burlap napkins… you name it, you can find it. Burlap banners are no different and this tutorial helps you add beautiful fall colors in felted leaves. (via Handmade in the Heartland)
3. Put it on a Pie.
You’ve seen them. The new trend of cake banners instead of candles. Personally, I think trading paper for fire is a good idea. But anyway, if you can put a banner on a cake, you can certainly put on on a pumpkin pie! Exchange “Happy Birthday” for “Happy Thanksgiving” and you’ve got yourself an adorable mini banner that everyone will be Instagramming. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)
4. Feathery Banner.
Feathers are not only cool and hip and in right now, they’re also a fabulous fall decoration. Add a bit of gold to the tips to remind guests of those golden sunsets and falling leaves. The feathers themselves will speak of the migrating birds. Perfect for Thanksgiving. (via Simple Stylings)
5. Wreath Banner.
If your dining room doesn’t have the space for a big banner, don’t stress. Make a small one and put it in a wreath that can be hung on the wall or even a centerpiece on the food table. (via Make It and Love It)
6. Glittery Banner.
Whether it’s Christmas, New Years, Fourth of July or Thanksgiving, all holidays need a little sparkle and shine. It is a special day after all! Make your Thanksgiving banner from craft store letters and cover them in glue and glitter for the perfect eye catching decoration. (via HGTV)
7. Decoration + Craft.
A decoration and a craft? That’s a win win for you. Write things you are thankful for on paper leaves and pin them up across the room on a string. You can do this before guests get there or have them help you once they’ve arrived with their own gifts of thanks. (via Carina Gardner)
8. Frame It.
Got an empty frame sitting around, waiting for a photo? Use it with some gift tags to create a unique and fun banner that will look perfect on your mantle or buffet. (via A Pumpkin and A Princess)
9. Leafy Banner
Everywhere you walk in November, leaves crunch underfoot. Don’t let their autumn beauty go to waste! Collect a few from your own backyard and use a paint pen to scrawl your own Thanksgiving message on them. Then hang and admire your work. (via Love Paper Paint)
10. Harvest Banner.
Here’s a project your kids can help you with. Have them collect harvest things from your yard and pantry. You can use sticks, corn kernels, cinnamon sticks and anything else autumn related. Then help them construct a special banner that will make them beam all through dinner. (via Parents)