Hello, it’s Kati from Houseful of Handmade. I can’t believe Halloween is almost here! Our house is finally all decorated and the kids couldn’t be more excited. And it’s finally starting to really feel like fall outside. We are so excited for the whirl-wind of excitement that comes with the upcoming holidays, but this year I am going to try not to forget about one of my husbands favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. I usually skip straight from Halloween to Christmas decor, much to my hubby’s dismay. So this year I made the easiest Thanksgiving decor: free printable Thanksgiving burlap banners.
Free Printable Thanksgiving Burlap Banners
I love burlap. The rustic look of it, the fantastic textures, and the casual elegance it has all make it a very desirable textile choice for fall crafting. However, I hate the messiness of it and it can be hard to work with because it comes apart so easily. Earlier this month I had the idea to use burlap digitally to help eliminate the things I didn’t like and it turned out better then I had ever hoped!
I first used my digital burlap to make a rustic pumpkin print to share as my free October smartphone and desktop backgrounds. The pumpkins and burlap are perfect for the fall season and great for Halloween, without being too much Halloween. But I didn’t want to stop there, as soon as I get started, my brain gets going faster than I can keep up with all the ideas. Naturally the next place I decided to use the digital burlap was with a Thanksgiving banner.
Banners are the best way to add instant decor for any season. Just use it to say what you want to about the season! How much easier could it be. You can use them with any type of decor and anywhere in your house. The great thing about these banners, they look like you took the time to layer and cut the paper, burlap, and letter on top but all you have to do is hit print and cut. That’s my kind of craft when I really want to be sewing stockings or making Christmas ornaments 🙂
I am using the neutral/gray colored “Give Thanks” banner on my mantle. I think it looks perfect draped over my vintage window as a centerpiece for a simple and elegant Thanksgiving mantle. Then I decided to use the orange “Be Thankful” one in my dining room on our new nautical art display wall. A perfect reminder of the season of thanks!
If you would like to make your own banner, you can download the banner, or banners, you want. Print them out on nice cardstock with a photo printer. After you cut them out, you can use them with clothespins like I did on my nautical art display wall or glue them onto a twine or string like I did to drape over my vintage window display and for my fall wheat wreath. I used hot glue to attach mine to the twine. Easy peasy!
I’ve already started working on Christmas fun with this Free Customizable Christmas Card Template. And check out my tips for getting all the Christmas cards you need on a budget.
If you want more rustic decorations for your fall mantle, check out this Woodsy Fall Log Wreath.
And you can make some 20 minute Rustic Picture Frames to display all your favorite fall art, or for the all the upcoming Christmas decor.
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