“Give Thanks” Autumn Banner

Leaves are turning, turkeys are hiding, and families are gathering by the fire. Feeling cozy? Spread the warmth amongst your family and friends with a beautiful banner created especially for you by crew member Alison Osborn.  One of the newest blanks from Canvas Corp are banners.  Available in 3 different shapes and in 3 different sizes, these canvas banners are perfect for holiday decor, screen printed signs, store pennants and mixed media projects.  They have a 1″ channel at the top or add cool hangers like Alison shows us how below.  

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“November brings a harvest of memories, reminding our hearts what matters most.”

Thanksgiving is a perfect time to express our gratitude for all that we have, for the people we love, the friends who are always there for us, the trials we’ve survived, the blessings we enjoy today, and the joys and challenges yet to come.  I designed this banner as a reminder of what matters most.

Supplies Used – Canvas Corp:

Other Materials: Wooden buttons, embroidery thread and assorted felts

Tools used: Hot-glue gun and scissors

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Start by cutting a 7½ x 10½ inch oval out of the Kraft ticking fabric and stitch a border around the outside with embroidery thread. You can stitch directly onto the canvas banner or hot glue it, like I did. For the felt lettering, I hand lettered onto a piece of scrap paper, then I cut it out and used it as a template for transferring to my felt. You can also find examples of lettering available online or use various letters from your local craft store. Then, arrange lettering and hot glue it onto the ticking fabric.

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Next, you’ll fashion your flowers from the various materials using a Sizzix Bigz Flower Layers #2 Die for the fabric flowers. There are also rolled paper roses and handmade felt loopy florals. If you don’t own a Sizzix, there are floral templates available online and you can use many of the burlap flowers that Canvas Corp has to offer. Then, arrange and glue the flowers to the banner. You can use other elements as well such as buttons and pom-poms.

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For the bottom edge trim, cut 2 – 7×3 inch strips of the Kraft ticking fabric, fold them in half and secure the edges with glue. Then fringe the looped edge with scissors. Lastly, hot glue to the bottom of the banner. For the hanging loops I used 3 inch strips of ticking fabric, but you can use canvas or burlap also. Finally, hot glue a strip of canvas garland along the top and you’re done.

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As you gather with family and friends, may joy and love be present at your table. Happy Thanksgiving!

To see more of Alison’s work follow her on Instagram or Pinterest.  You can also sign up to receive our blog newsletter once a week with more great ideas – Canvas Corp Brands Blog Newsletter or check out our Facebook group, Canvas Corp Brands Collective.

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Alison is an Assistant Art Director at a greeting card co. Her DIY home and holiday décor are some of her specialties. She loves to create designs that enhance holiday and special occasion celebrations. She likes to work in fabrics, papers and novel objects. Her color palette is often determined by the holiday and she tends toward softer, pretty hues. Hand lettering and typography are other ways Alison likes to express what she is feeling.


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