Making a Simple Thanksgiving DIY Decor piece was a budget friendly project, made using a thrift store find sign, some wood pumpkins from Target, laminated burlap, and other items I had on hand. It’s an easy decor piece for Thanksgiving that goes well with a fall vignette.
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Simple Thanksgiving DIY Decor
While Gloria’s home is done with farmhouse style, mine has more of a coastal feel to it. After making the Thankful Wall Art piece for her, I wanted one to match my decor. I didn’t want to spend much money on it, so I searched through my craft stash for items that could be used.
Supplies Used to Make Easy Thanksgiving DIY Decor
- Thrift Store Sign Plaque
- Wood Pumpkins
- Laminated Canvas Sheets
- Thankful Craft Wood Sign
- E6000 Glue
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Chalk Paint
- Sponge Brush
In my effort to use up more of my craft stash thrift store find signs, I used one for this easy Thanksgiving decor piece. The “thankful” sign is one that I painted a couple of years ago and used on a Pinecone Wreath. It was attached to the wreath with the twine that’s on it, so it could be easily removed and reused.
I gave it a couple of coats of DecoArt chalky finish Primitive paint.
The sign also got two coats of DecoArt paint. For, this I used Everlasting Chalky Finish paint. Once the paint was dry, I hot glued a twine border around the sign.
If you shop at Target, you probably saw these wood pumpkins in the Bullseye’s Playground. I like their size and the color of the edges work with my coral decor in my sunroom. Rather than painting the pumpkins, I traced the outline onto a piece of laminated canvas. I love using this for crafting items. It also runs smoothly through a standard home printer.
I had four of the pumpkins, but only needed three of them for the sign. The canvas is hot glued to the pumpkins.
The final touch for the pumpkins was to add a simple twine bow to each of the stems. I tied the bows and then hot glued them in place.
How to Assemble DIY Thanksgiving Decor
- Measure the sign and lightly mark the spots for each pumpkin with a pencil
- Add E6000 glue to the back of the pumpkin and press into place
- Repeat for each of the pumpkins
- Allow the glue to dry for 24 hours
- After the glue is dry, add more E6000 glue to the back of the wooden word
- Center the word onto the pumpkins and press in place
- Allow it to dry completely
The striped ribbon is some that I’ve had in my craft stash for a while. It adds more coral color to the sign. The ribbon is hot glued just below the pumpkins.
Waiting for the paint and glue to dry means you can work on the sign, set it aside, and get back to it. If you opt to use hot glue instead of E6000, you won’t have the wait time, but you may not get a secure bond.
Have you used laminated canvas or burlap for projects? It works so well because it doesn’t fray. Give it a try!
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Simple Thanksgiving DIY Decor
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