I used some fun wooden blank signs, a little paint, a little vinyl, and a little Mod Podge to create a banner I can use year after year. It’s the perfect last touch to complete my Thanksgiving Mantel which I’ll be showing you tomorrow.
What You’ll Need:
-Blank Unfinished Wood Signs (I used 4 fancy square and 6 fancy rectangle pieces. If you can’t find some at your local craft store, simply Google “unfinished wood signs” and you’ll see plenty of options.)
-Metallic Gold Acrylic Paint
-Black Vinyl or Black Paint (and letter stencils if you paint your letters on)
-Mod Podge and brush
-Natural Twine (I used Sisal Bundling Twine which has a fun rustic look)
-Hot Glue Gun
I started by painting one side of all my wood pieces with two coats of a Metallic Gold, allowing the first coat to dry thoroughly before applying the second.
I had planned to paint on the “Give Thanks” but ended up using my Silhouette Cameo to cut the letters out in Vinyl. If you don’t have a craft cutter, you can simply paint the letters on with stencils. Or you could Mod Podge paper letter cutouts on the wood pieces. Lots of options!
After applying all the vinyl, I did a coat of Mod Podge to seal the banner pieces.
When dry, I turned all my pieces over. Be careful, you have to spell your words backwards when you do this! I forgot and had to rip mine off and redo them! I cut my twine to be 10″ longer than the width of my mirror where I planned to hang them and centered the letters on the twine. I placed a strip of hot glue along the top of each letter and laid the twine in it until set.
Then I hung it on the mirror over my mantle.
Come back tomorrow for a full reveal of my Thanksgiving Mantel!