Thankful Banner Craft and Free Thanksgiving Printable


when Mod Podge asked me to do a tutorial for a holiday craft, i knew i wanted to create something for Thanksgiving. and since i love to take photos, why not make something to display my favorite instagram photos. so i created this “Thankful” Thanksgiving Banner.

to make a “Thankful” Thanksgiving Banner, i created a printable, and used Mod Podge to adhere it to wooden tiles. Mod Podge® is the number one all-in-one glue, sealer and finish and is available in a variety of formulas, i used the Glitter Mod Podge for this project because i wanted to add a little sparkle to my project, but i could have used original just the same. i use it for everything, if you’re new to decoupage or want to know more, check it out on plaid’s website.

also, i wanted to add a few Thanksgiving items to my mantel to make it more festive, so i had my little one paint the Glitter Mod Podge on our Halloween pumpkins. he really enjoyed it, and they came out great…and super glittery.


below is a tutorial on how to make your own “Thankful” banner. i have included the free Thankful Printable for you to use.

how to make a “Thankful” Thanksgiving Banner

what you need:
• (8)  2-1/2 x 3-1/2″ wood or thick cardstock rectangles
• (8) wooden clothespins
• Glitter Mod Podge or original Mod Podge
• Mod Podge applicator brush or paint brush
• twine or ribbon
• glue gun & glue sticks
• craft knife or scissors
• Thankful Printable (printed on paper or coardstock)
(8) photos


step 1 print and cut out printable to the size of your wooden rectangles.

step two generously apply Mod Podge to wooden rectangle and adhere each printable letter. let dry completely.


step 3 brush additional Mod Podge over the top of printable and let dry.


step 4 glue clothes pins to the back of each wooden rectangle using glue gun.


step 5 using a glue gun, glue each wooden rectangle to the twine (or ribbon) about 1″ down from the top of the back of the rectangle. space the letters about 6 to 7″ apart. make sure to use a big spot of glue, even covering the top of the twine. leave a couple feet of twine on each end so that you can hang you “Thankful” banner.


and there you have the finished “Thankful” banner. you can display it on your mantel, across a doorway or anywhere in your home.  hope you can make one too…i am loving seeing my family photos displayed. Happy Thanksgiving.


click here for the “Thankful” Thanksgiving Printable

{disclosure: this is a sponsored post. i received product to facilitate this tutorial. all thoughts and opinions are my own. }


  1. What a cute idea! I don’t mind sponsored posts either, as long as they relay authentic ideas, which this one does. This seems like a great hands-on activity for kids to partake in, plus it helps remind them what Thanksgiving is all about.

  2. Love the craft. I might have to try it!

  3. I love that you’re sharing your natural talents with us! This is one craft that I can definitely do myself. Love it.

    p.s. I’ve never considered you a “mommy blog.” You’re a lifestyle blogger, not a blogger writing for a hobby.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this CUTE idea! We have some materials like this to use up (as well as some Mod Podge) and this looks like a great use for it!

    As far as being a sponsored post — I surely don’t mind! I’m getting fabulous free craft ideas, and you’re making a living. It’s not different than watching Martha Stewart’s show, or another great crafting series. They have commercials, they have to keep the lights on; no reason to quit watching though 😉

  5. justine b says

    I love Mod Podge- been using it since I was a little kid (and that was in the 70’s). It’s so versatile for crafts- you can make almost anything with. We used to make penny banks out of old Mrs Butterworth glass syrup jars by Mod Podging bits of colored material or tissue paper to the outside.

  6. Hi, I have been a longtime fan of your site and many “mommy blogs”. I’m wondering why so many of them, including yours, have just become advertisements? I understand wanted to profit off of your blog, but I don’t often look at it any more because of that.

    I hope you consider creating more posts that are not paid for.

    • Thanks for your comment and for being a longtime reader…I truly appreciate it. I will definitely work on getting more non-sponsered posts up. But assure you that I only agree to do sponsored posts that are relevant to myself and my family. This post for example was perfect for me…I love creating free printables for my readers, and would have used Mod Podge to create this craft regardless if I was paid for it or not. Thanks for the suggestion, I really took it to heart 🙂

    • I would like to add to this. I know sometimes it seems like all “mommy blogs” are a lot of sponsored posts. Here is my reasoning as to why my own blog has some. Each post takes hours to create. We spend a lot of time trying to share on social media so that you and others like you can read it/find it etc. Blogging is time consuming and the best ones take the longest. It costs money to keep a blog up and running from laptops, to social apps, cameras, project supplies, hosting for the site and even the domain name. These sponsored posts keeps the site up and running. Without them, we would be paying out of pocket for you to read. I ask, would you be willing to do that? Pay out of pocket? With kids, I say I would not. I apologize that sponsored posts seem of an inconvenience but I assure you, we need to make ends meet as well. I hope you keep reading and understand more as of why now, otherwise none of this would be worth it.


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