I'm going to be honest – I really don't know how to decorate for parties or holidays. My go-to thingy is banners (aka buntings) because they are easy and long, so they cover a large surface area. They make me look fancy without even trying!
This DIY Thanksgiving banner was easier than normal, AND it's budget friendly. All I did was buy a package of paper doilies and I had the rest of the goodies in my stash. Now I have a cute decoration for my Thanksgiving festivities. I think you need to make a Thanksgiving doily banner too . . . here's how it's done.
Gather These Supplies
- Paper doilies – mine are 6″ round, from any party store
- Mod Podge Gold Glitter (you can also use Sparkle or Silver)
- FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Coffee Bean, Medium Yellow, Pure Orange
- Scrapbook paper, teal – one sheet
- Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
- Mini Pop Dots
- Ribbon, coordinating – I used about 9′ of yellow
- Craft Glue
Then you get to paint them, which is fun. Make sure to have a piece of paper underneath because of the holes in the doilies. I painted on both sides and picked three obvious fall colors (a total of nine doilies). Pick whatever colors you like.
Glue the ribbon in with craft glue. Why not Mod Podge? I found that to glue the ribbon to my doilies, I'd have to add a lot more Mod Podge and it soaked the doily. So a thin line of a thick craft glue is a good solution.
Flatten the doily with your brayer. Some Mod Podge might come out; just wipe it away. I recommend the Mod Podge mat as a surface for you, because it's non-stick and easily cleanable.