So Thankful Book Banner

INSIDE : Learn how to create a sewn paper So Thankful Book Banner to hang in your home during the Thanksgiving Season!

So Thankful Book Banner

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This post has been updated since it’s original November 2013 publish date.

I’m so excited to now share with you my “So Thankful” thanksgiving banner.   I’ve been wanting to do a craft with a book forever and this was a great opportunity.

So head to your local thrift store, grab an old book and let’s get started!

Watercolor Book Banner supplies

How to make a Book Page Banner

To make a book page banner, you start by tearing out pages from a book.  Now, if you are anything like me this is a hard step. I felt like I owed the book to first read it before taking it apart.  I got an old thrifted 400+ page book, so this just was not going to happen in an evening – ha.

Next, using a pencil begin to sketch out your “So Thankful” letters – one on each page.

Pull out a watercolor set and paint each letter a different color.  I had fun with this part.  I forgot how many layers of color you can use with watercolor!

Once the paint has dried, trace the book page onto a sheet of scrapbook paper.  

I wanted the pattern of the scrapbook paper to show just a little on the bottom, so I made the height just an 1.5″ longer than the book page.  

I also added a thin line of gold foil paint to the bottom of the scrapbook paper.

Book Banner S, Delineate Your Dwelling

Once you have scrapbook paper cut out for each letter, it’s time to string them all together to make the banner.

Pull out your sewing machine and begin to sew all the letters together in one nice long banner line! FYI, your sewing machine should have no problem sewing through the thickness of your book page and scrapbook paper.

Book Banner sew, Delineate Your Dwelling

So Thankful Paper Banner

Hang your banner in a spot you will see often and remember all the ways your are “so thankful”.

Book Banner T, Delineate Your Dwelling

I added a green leaf that I cut out of spare scrapbook paper, to help separate the two words.

Book Banner , Delineate Your Dwelling

Now that you know how to make this easy Thankful Banner, what other sayings will you be using for your banner?

Book Banner fireplace, Delineate Your Dwelling

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21 thoughts on “So Thankful Book Banner

  1. I love the colors you picked! Bright blue and orange go so well together and I can’t be sad when I look at them! I also love your use of book pages, I have some lying around from altering books and now I have some ideas of what to do with them!

  2. Hey there Amy! I absolutely love this banner! It’s very unique and I love that you stitched it; so adorable! Love the colors you used for the letters as well! I am definitely pinning this to my crafts board! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up to The PINcentive Blog Hop :o) Hope you are having a fantastic week and HAPPY Friday!

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  3. This is so cute! What a easy project to do with your kids. Great idea! I’m gonna pin this one to our talent board! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!!

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  4. What a great way to decorate for Thanksgiving! I would have to pick the longest book ever, like you, and never read it. I’d feel weird about tearing out pages of a book. But who knows, maybe you’d like it better, tear out the pages you especially like and hang them in your home.

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