Saturday, November 3, 2012

How To Make a Simple Thanksgiving Bunting

I've always loved Thanksgiving, but I think the older I get, the more I really love it.  Probably because it's a whole month dedicated to being with family and reflecting on what we're thankful for--like Christmas, without the distraction of gifts.  Let me clarify, I still LIVE for Christmas, but I've been really excited this year to move on from Halloween and get my Thanksgiving decorations up and focus on family and blessings.

However, we'll be heading out of town for the Christmas holiday this year, which means my Thanksgiving won't be up for long.  I like to decorate for Christmas early on the years we are out of town so I get the maximum enjoyment out of my decked halls, so I decided to go simple for Thanksgiving.  Who am I kidding? Simple holiday decorating seems to be the name of the game for me these days--probably because I'm saving it all up for Christmas when I tend to go a little nuts.

So...the Mixed Metals & White went back up {why mess with a good thing?}

With the addition of one of my new favorite decorating accessories: popcorn kernels {they'll be making another appearance later this week}.

And this super simple bunting:

It literally took me 10 minutes to make.

All you need is:
Old book pages {library book sales are a great source for old books for about $0.25 each}
Gold {or color of choice} chipboard letters

If you don't have old book pages, you can age them with coffee or tea like I did for this project.  So, here's the easy peasy process:

1. Cut your pages.  I cut the margins off, and since my letters weren't very big, I cut about 1/4 of the length off of the page.
2. Stick your letters on.
3. Poke holes in the corners of each page and thread your twine through.
4. Hang it!

10 minute bunting: DONE AND DONE.

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  1. Such a beautiful idea! It looks great. :) I'm pinning this right now & am your newest follower. Megan

  2. Very pretty, the mix of texture and color is spot on. Stephanie

  3. so cute--love it! If you have time I would love for you to share it at my linky party going on right now @ Primp!

  4. I found you on Primp and I am loving your style!!! Love this and I think this might be my new craft.

    1. Thanks so much. I think it will quickly become my go to for every holiday.

  5. LOVE THIS! times infinity!! How have I never come across your blog until now?!?! I love it :)


    1. Oh thank you so much. The blog love is mutual for sure! {I found you when your love message board went crazy on Pinterest :)}

  6. So SO cute and your pix are AMAZING!!

    We just got our link party up and running and would love if you came and joined in on the fun. Each week we are giving away free ad space for one week to one random party goer. Our main site gets thousands of hits per day and The Better Half gets thousands per week. Hope to see you there!

  7. i love that you used the word THANKFUL. I used GIVE THANKS on my mantel, but I think I am going to change it.

  8. wow i love your bunting it looks fab, it would be great if you could come and share it at my linky party at

    thankyou xxx

  9. Stopping over from Primp your Stuff - love this! Pinned it! :)
    Newest follower, too!


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