All of a sudden, Christmas is around the corner. It seems like November 1st came, and Christmas ideas have taken over blogs, Pinterest and Instagram.
I love Christmas. But first, Thanksgiving!
I’m teaming up with some fellow bloggers to share Thanksgiving crafts today as part of our ongoing #homeforthefallidays weekly Instagram challenge.
I made this fun THANKFUL display from old soup cans and burlap.
I realized that Jo-Ann has green burlap last week! I was all set to use regular burlap, but when I saw the green, I knew I had to use it.
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Supply list for a Thanksgiving sign:
- Green burlap ribbon
- 2” stencils
- White DecoArt paint
- Small paint roller
- Small paint brush
- 8 old soup cans (10-oz. size)
- Hot glue gun and glue
How to make a THANKFUL sign from old soup cans:
1. Cut the burlap.
I cut eight (one for each letter of THANKFUL) 11-inch long pieces.
2. Get the paint ready.
I poured the white paint onto a paper plate. Hey, no need to buy a paint tray for a simple project!
3. Get the stencils ready on the burlap.
Make sure the letters are centered on the burlap.
4. Roll on the paint
The less paint, the better. Otherwise excess paint can clump in the little holes in the burlap.
Use the roller to lightly roll over the stencils, so the letter gets painted on to the burlap.
5. Touch up with paintbrush.
Again, the less paint the better. I had a few spots where I touched up the letters.
6. Let it dry.
7. Wash the soup cans.
Be careful not to cut yourself!
8. Wrap the burlap around the soup can, adhere with glue.
I used a hot glue gun.
I love that we have our wedding pictures on our mantel. It seems fitting to put the word “thankful” next to pictures of the people that mean the most to us!
You can learn more about the old windows turned picture frames here.
Remember to check out the other bloggers’ fun Thanksgiving crafts (links are below), and play along on Instagram by using #homeforthefallidays!
Have you made a Thanksgiving craft? Hope to see it on Instagram!
You can see more fall crafts here:
- A DIY fall pillow
- Easy Thanksgiving place settings
- Make Halloween jack-o-lanterns from old glass jars
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