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Easy Thanksgiving Decor

‘I vowed to join the Dare to DIY challenge, and the DIY part wasn’t really the challenge. The hardest part was resisting the urge to skip Thanksgiving and move right on to Christmas! So here’s what I came up with for our little slice of this world to celebrate what we are thankful for.

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Yup, I did it.  I jumped on the banner band wagon.  It’s just too darn cute and once the photo ledges were up, they just called for a banner.  The silly thing is, as I was cutting the burlap out I originally planned to hang the word ‘Grateful’   to be a little different from the THANKS that’s all over the place, but to still show the same sentiment.  And then as I started hand lettering in the circles, I subconsciously started writing ‘give’ instead of ‘grate’ so I went with it.  Oops!

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But I didn’t just want a lonely banner.  And when confronted with the need for a spacer between ‘Give’ and ‘Thanks’, I decided to enlist the help of some cute punch-out scrap booking elements that were handed down to me from my Aunt.  And what better than a turkey to break things up?

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To fill things in a bit and make the turkey feel less lonesome, I punched out a few of the other characters and used a couple of wine corks to make stands for them.  I simply halved the corks lengthwise, then made a slight slit in the top to slide the bottom of the card stock cut outs in.

Use scrapbook punch outs in your decor @ BandBBuildALife.com   Use scrapbook punch outs in your decor @ BandBBuildALife.com

And to add a little more, I included the punch glasses with tea lights in them that I first mentioned in this post.  With a brightly colored leaf behind them, they stood out and let additional light dance along the ledges.

Use scrapbook punch outs in your decor @ BandBBuildALife.com And to keep the coffee table tied in, I used a scrap piece of paper from the banner to dress up a plain white tray, and included some Target dollar spot fake acorns in a little milk glass bowl I picked up at the ReStore.

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So there you have it, just in time for Thanksgiving, a little decor to match the mood of the season.

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~ Beth

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Also linking to:
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11 thoughts on “Easy Thanksgiving Decor

  1. This project turned out great! I love penants, and your version is so unique with the shape. Good work! And I totally understand the desire to skip to Christmas. I blame blogs and Pinterest. =) Thanks for linking to Dare to DIY!

  2. That looks great! You’re right, those shelves are just begging for a festive banner. I love all the little elements you added to tie it all in–you did an awesome job! Thanks for joining in!

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