Wooden “Give Thanks” Banner

DIY Wooden Give Thanks Banner

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.

DIY Wooden Give Thanks Banner

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! :)

Wooden Give Thanks Banner

After applying all the vinyl, I did a coat of Mod Podge to seal the banner pieces.

DIY Wooden Give Thanks Banner

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.

DIY Wooden Give Thanks Banner

Then I hung it on the mirror over my mantle.

DIY Wooden Give Thanks Banner

DIY Wooden Give Thanks Banner

Come back tomorrow for a full reveal of my Thanksgiving Mantel!

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About Dawn Warnaar

Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is a mom of 3 who believes in "throwing kindness around like confetti". While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. She is also a contributor to the Silhouette Blog and Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke.

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