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Sharing my Thanksgiving mantel for this year. You might recall my Cornhusk Wreath shared here. I had some cornhusks left over and couldn't wait to play with them some more.
Life is always challenging. This year has been no exception. Yet despite challenges, we have much to be thankful for. So it seemed an obvious choice for a banner. The banner was pretty simple. I cut the letters THANKFUL from metallic brown paper using my Cricut ( Expression...not Explore...trying to win one of those or if anyone wants to hook me up with the Cricut people!) and matted as shown on cream and gold card stock .
I have a container full of punches I haven't used in a while and found this one that looks like acorns so punched the bottom corners of the cream cardstock. Used gold glitter washi tape to edge the top of each panel.
I decided to make some cornhusk leaves and feathers. Feathers are really popular right now and they fit right in with my idea.
I cut leaf / feather shapes from cornhusks, coated them with Mod Podge to make them less brittle and edged the tips with gold glitter paint. I used Martha Stewart gold.
I attached my leaves / feathers to the bottom of each letter using my glue gun and added a punched maple leaf to a couple of the letters
For some of the letters I did leaves. For others I did feathers. Same shape as the leaves but I notched the edges and cut some additional feathers from kraft cardstock.
I'm happy with the mix of rustic and glitz. I also had fun re-mixing pieces from prior years. Some of my favorite pieces from my mantel this year:
Script Tissue Paper Pumpkin from 2012 and turkeys I found at JoAnn's for 75% off a few years ago and painted.
Dollar Tree glass candles ( wrapped in Dollar Tree tissue paper) that I did for New Year's 2014 and ended up keeping out all year. More JoAnn's turkeys. My white pumpkins from Halloween are still holding on. Just a little longer little guys.
And this year's Cornhusk Wreath
Less than two weeks to T-Day!