Easy Thanksgiving Rag Banner

 This adorable Thanksgiving banner began with a trip to Michaels craft store. I purchased this very simple packaged Thanksgiving banner with big plans for it. 

Packaged Thankful Banner

The best thing about this project was that it was free! 

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You can see by the price on the package that it was $7.99 but with 40% off all Thanksgiving items and then my Michaels rewards, it was free! 

If you don't happen to have a Thanksgiving banner you can always use wooden letters from the craft store! 

The first thing I did was to gather ribbon and fabric scraps in beautiful fall colors.

Browns, oranges, checks, and a vintage barkcloth fabric I've had for years were perfect for this project! 

Pile of ribbons and fabric

I ripped and cut each fabric into 1"-1 1/2" strips that were about 8-12" long. 

If you cut a little strip in the fabric you can tear it all the way down and get strips that are frayed on the sides. 

I spread out the banner and tied the strips between each letter.

Tying strips of fabric and ribbon between the letters
Thanksgiving banner with strips between the letters

It couldn't be easier and since the fabric and ribbon were scraps I already had, it was still free to make.

See how I made the cinnamon distressed pumpkins in the cloches below by visiting this link. 

The mantel ladder is an easy DIY and the cheese crate with legs have a plaid backing are also DIY tutorials you can view.

Thanksgiving banner on the mantel

This year I am more thankful than ever! 


We are healthy and life is good! 

I wish the same for all my readers! 

Thankful rag banner with browns and oranges

The tutorial for the square trim molding pumpkins on the mantel can be found by visiting this bold link

The small ladder on the mantel was also a DIY project that can be found HERE.

The two sided wooden cheese box tutorial can be found HERE.

Thanksgiving mantel with banner

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Thanksgiving rag banner


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .