Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Feather Garland and More

It took me a bit to get the Thanksgiving decorations up this year. Finally last weekend, for the Duplo party, I got me rear in gear and got to work.

I wanted something to replace the Halloween pennant banners that I had made. At first I thought that leaves would be the way to go, but then I saw this feather garland, and decided to branch out of the transnational and try something a little new and fun.
And while I love the look of felt, I really wanted something a bit simpler to make. Enter paper and my Silhouette Cameo. (Have I told you how much I love that thing??) I downloaded a feather pattern and proceeded to cut out feathers in three sizes out of paper I had in my paper stash.

Then I simply used my sewing machine to stitch them together. Viola! I added one to our old window that is sitting on our desk along with the Give Thanks printable found here. And I hung the longer one over our hanging picture display.

Of course I redid the chalkboard for Thanksgiving. My sister-in-law had emailed me this idea and I went with it and made it my own. And added a turkey made by Peachy.
I kept my mini pumpkin hurricane from Halloween and flanked it with this printable I popped into a frame and a canvass print.

I have a great fall table runner from my mom that fits perfectly on our skinny table at the top of our stairs. That coupled with a frame I made, a wooden pumpkin basket filled with some gourds, and this printable backed with a Silhouette cutout, finished that table.

Finally in the entryway, I gathered up all of our mini pumpkins and gourds, added some candles, and this printable in a frame.
These new decorations coupled with having a busy week are about all that held off the Christmas decorations this year! What about you, did you decorate for Thanksgiving or have you already started on Christmas?
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5 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

LOVE it! the colors are awesome and i dig the feathers!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

These feathers are so cool! What a great idea for this banner.

Thanks for linking up to Dare to DIY! You are such a great supportive blog friend.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

How festive and fun - love it!

Rachel said...

Dang it, yet another reason I need a Silhouette! I love the feather garland--so fun and cute. You could totally use this after Thanksgiving, too . . . it's not TOO Thanksgiving looking, you know? Awesome job!

michelle@decorandthedog said...

Totally loving the feathers! Very cute!