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!