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Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I am sure you can relate when I say that decorating between Halloween and Christmas can be super hard and overwhelming. I know I am always tempted to just skip Thanksgiving and go straight to Christmas. This year however, people will be coming to my house for their turkey fix so I will HAVE to throw a few easy things together.
Today, we are going to make some DIY Thanksgiving garland. Garlands always add style and can easily transform an entire room. This “Thankful” garland is really quick and it gives your home that extra “homey” feel. You can also change-up the color or style to go with whatever Thanksgiving theme you are going for.
Here is what you will need to make your DIY Thanksgiving Garland:
Some wood places about 2 inch squares will work
Here is how to make your DIY “Thankful” Thanksgiving Garland:
Start by preparing your wood circles. Mine came in a big bag. They did not have any holes pre-drilled (If you prefer they do actually make pre-drilled wood pieces as well). To get my wood pieces so I could drape a string through them, I added eye hooks to the tops of them.
Usually, it is easy to insert eye hooks into wood. You simply place the hook on top of the wood and start screwing it in. This wood was extra tough though, so I used a tack to start the hole and then screwed in the hook.
Repeat this for each piece of wood. There should be eight pieces total.
Create your “Thankful” letters
Once you have your wood prepped, create some letters to add-on top of the wood pieces. This is where you can completely customize the look of your project. Change the color of you letters. Switch the font or paint your wood a different color.
To create my letters, I used a font called “Simple” (I believe I downloaded it from Creative Market a while ago.) I saved the svg file in my Freebies library if you would like to download it. Click here to join my email list and get instant access to all of my freebies.
String your Wood Pieces onto your Twine
Now it is time to place your wood letters on the string. Measure out how long you want your banner to be, then add about a foot to account for knots that will shorten the string. You can always take extra lengths off the ends, but you can’t add more on. Longer is better. (I say this because I measured wrong and had to redo it.)
Continue this process for each of the remaining letters. Spacing them evenly and tying them into place. As you go along, check the spacing and make sure everything is where you want it.
Add some “Bling” to your Thanksgiving Garland
Now that you have the word “thankful”, add some bling. This would look awesome with a green leafy garland or some wooden beads.
I decided to use hot glue and add some feathers. Since the garland is close to the fireplace opening, I needed shorter ones in the middle, so I added small red and yellow decorative feathers that I had lying around. Turkey feathers would be another amazing option.
Enjoy your new Creation!
Wasn’t that easy and a lot of fun? I love the homemade and Boho feeling that it ended up giving out!
Hang up your DIY Thanksgiving garland and enjoy the holiday. Thanksgiving is a great day to sit back and just enjoy each other’s company. I hope that this garland adds to the atmosphere of this great holiday and can be enjoyed for years to come. This dollar store leaf bowl is another option for adding to your easy decorating list. I would love if you’d join me and subscribe to our newsletter and get updated as new projects come along!