"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Give Thanks




Several years ago, my children made this Thanksgiving banner. I have been able to preserve it, although with each passing year, more of the "natural treasures" that make up the banner, fall off.

It's very easy to make. First, you write the letters on fall-colored construction paper. Then, glue sticks, grass, small vines, berries, etc, onto the construction paper.  After the glue dries, wrap the tops of the paper over several strands of fall-colored yarn, and glue down the flaps. Let the glue dry over night.

Here are some of the things my children used for their letters...
 
                                     The G is made of milkweed and a stick.


                          They used berries, dried flowers, and lavender for the A.


                            The T is made of wild grapevine tendrils and bark.


                                          The K is made of fern fronds.


                                    They used honeysuckle vines for the S.


"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His Name. "    Psalm 100:4

Have a happy Thanksgiving, everyone!










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11 comments:

  1. What a cute and creative idea! Thanks for sharing it!

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  2. how sweet! Maybe you could put them in sheet protectors and reattach them to the string... That might help to preserve it.

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  3. We made a banner today, but I cannot take a picture, as my camera is in the shop. I like yours a lot.

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  4. Oh Lisa...how creative! Thank you so much for sharing it today :)

    Maria

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  5. This is a very creative banner. I'm glad that you have been able to preserve it over the years. Is there anyway that you could laminate it so that the items glued on the page would not come off?

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  6. Thanks, Lisa, for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. Your children's banner is so sweet. I have kept items made by my children for many years, now and still enjoy looking at them.

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  7. Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for visiting my blog.I am always happy to "see"who visits us.I LOVE your Thanks banner.Maybe we will attempt one next year.I will be back to visit you soon.~Nikki from Our Little Haven

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  8. What a neat idea! I will have to remember this for next Thanksgiving ... my grandchildren would enjoy this.

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  9. What a sweet project! I love the idea of using bits of nature...we will have to remember this one for next year, lol! :)

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