A couple of weeks ago I guest posted over at One Krieger Chick and I couldn’t help but show you the full Thankful Wall Banner here. I actually made it several years ago, but I pull the Thankful banner out each year and love it just as much, which is actually rare for me. I love to create, so many of the things I’ve made don’t last years on end because my tastes change, but this one has stood the test of time.


Thankful Wall Banner | Mabey She Made It | #thankful #papercrafting #thanksgiving

Good morning! I’m Lisa Mabey from Mabey She Made It, a DIYcraft, and sewing blog. I’m so excited to be here at One Krieger Chick today because I love so many things about Ariean’s style and pretty much everything she does!

Today I’m sharing a Thankful wall banner that I created for a little wall right by our front door. It’s really narrow, so not much fits here, but I wanted something to greet my visitors and to make this space a little less boring.

Thankful Wall Banner | Mabey She Made It | #thankful #papercrafting #thanksgiving

This isn’t a super quick project because I customized all the letters differently, but it definitely wasn’t hard. Follow along as I show you how I did it!

You’ll need:

  • Chipboard rectangles
  • Chipboard letters and shapes
  • Brown and orange paint
  • Assorted autumn scrapbook paper
  • Crop-a-Dile
  • Ribbon, string, and buttons for decorating the letters
  • Adhesives (Mod Podge and glue dots or hot glue gun)

While I’m not going to do a full tutorial for each letter, I’ll walk you through the basics of how I created the whole Thankful door hanging.

  1. Adhere your scrapbook paper to the front of your chipboard rectangles. Let dry, and trim any excess.
  2. Cover your chipboard letters with scrapbook paper or by rubbing your letters across an ink pad.
  3. Tie ribbon or string around some of the letters as desired.Thankful Wall Banner | Mabey She Made It | #thankful #papercrafting #thanksgiving
  4. Adhere the letters to the chipboard squares using glue dots or a hot glue gun.
  5. Add buttons, chipboard leaves, paper, and other decorations to the rectangles as desired.Thankful Wall Banner | Mabey She Made It | #thankful #papercrafting #thanksgiving
  6. Using a Crop-a-Dile or other strong hole punch, punch holes in each of the four corners of your chipboard rectangles.
  7. Tie the rectangles together using small lengths of twine or ribbon, and use a longer piece of ribbon to create a hanging loop at the top.

Thankful Wall Banner | Mabey She Made It | #thankful #papercrafting #thanksgiving

If you like this Thankful Wall Banner, I hope you’ll come join me at Mabey She Made It for more fun ideas like these:

Simple and FREE Pinecone Garland | Mabey She Made It | #pineconegarland #pineconecrafts #pinecone #garlandMetallic Acorn Wreath | Mabey She Made It | #wreath #acorn #fall #autumn #autumndecorSimple Pillow Sham with Faux Button Closure | Mabey She Made It | #sewyourstyle #pillow #homedecor #tutorial

Pinecone Garland || Metallic Acorn Wreath || Pom Pom Pillow Sham Tutorial

And a huge thanks to Ariean for letting me guest post!

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Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness

This is so cute! I love all the colors and textures to it. A perfect addition to Thanksgiving decor! 🙂