Thursday, November 02, 2006

Deo Gratias~Thanks Be To God

Inspired by the Home Garland from The Sparrow's Nest and Small Meadow Press, as well as the banner at Mrs. Happy Housewife, I decided to combine a few ideas and make my own banner for Thanksgiving to hang over the fireplace. (Note: The Sparrow has a new Nest. I cannot find the example garland on either site to do a direct link, sorry! Go look around, though, it's a great site.)
I had some ivory parchment paper so I wrote the "Deo Gratias" letters out with black ink. Then I cut the letters out in the shape of tags. I punched holes at the tops of each letter and tied them to an ivory ribbon I had with little bits of ribbon leftover from other projects. It looked a little plain, so I then stamped each tag all over with a leaf stamp using a gold inkpad. Cost: $0. Fun: Lots! (I still think it's a little...bland on the beige wall. I may modify it to add color. We'll see. For now it's hanging up above my neat Thanksgiving candle holders.)


Julieann said...

I don't think it looks bland, I think it looks great:)


Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

Lovely! I really like the leaf stamps and also your Pilgrims and Indians. May I post a photo of your banner on my blog?

Jodi said...

Kimberly -

How lovely -- your banner just glows in the candlelight! :o)


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