It's time for this month's TBC Crafters Craft Hop! Thanksgiving is almost here, I can smell the delicious food already! I wanted to make some Thanksgiving decorations for today's craft because Thanksgiving usually gets skip when it comes to decorations. It's usually all about the food which is wonderful, of course, but I wanted my kids to get in the Thanksgiving mood with these craft projects. We decided to make our own paper leaves and used it for various decor including a banner and a table centerpiece.
My little girl has been fascinated with the change of colors this season and how the trees are losing their leaves and turning into these beautiful autumn colors of red, yellow and orange. She notices all the leaves on the ground and points them out every time she sees them. It's been a great learning experience for her to understand what happens during the fall season and now she is learning about the significance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Making paper leaves were the perfect choice for this month's craft hop. They were simple to make and didn't require much material or craft items. Anyone can make this whether you're crafty or not.
Thanksgiving Paper Leaves Banner
What You Need:
- Scrapbook paper that are the colors of autumn or construction paper
- Hole Puncher
- Leaf Cookie Cutter to trace leaves
- Twine or ribbon
- Pencil to trace leaves
- Trace leaves onto the paper. Trace on the backside of the paper so you won't see the marks/lines.
- Measure the length of the twine or ribbon to where you want to place the banner so you know how many leaves you need to cut.
- Cut out leaves. Lay a couple sheets of paper over one another to save you time on cutting.
- Stack about 3 or 4 of the leaves together to punch a hole at the bottom part of the leaves.
- Loop them through the twine or ribbon.
- Tie knots at each end of the twine to prevent leaves from falling off.
Thanksgiving Paper Leaves Centerpiece
What You Need:
- Paper Leaves
- Glass jar (I reused a glass jelly jar)
- Paper grass for the filler
- Popsicle sticks
- Place one paper leaf facing down and glue or tape the popsicle stick at the end of the leaf.
- Stick two other leaves slightly diagonal on each side behind the middle leaf to look like mini trees.
- Put the paper grass inside jar and arrange the little leaf trees how you like.
What kind of crafts have you been working on for this season or Thanksgiving? Share and let me know in the comments!
Check out the other fun crafts below:
For more crafts from The Brand Connection, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- Create It Chalkboard by Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Create Some Pallet Art by TigerStrypes Blog
- Feather Rings by Adventures in All Things Food
- Tea Set for Dollies by Girlie Creation
- Tree Motor Skill Craft by Say It, "Rah-shay"
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