Today I am sharing how to make a Thanksgiving banner for my ‘12 Months of Banners‘ series. This one is extra special because it is reversible. The new Pebbles, Inc. Harvest double-sided cardstock is so amazing!

Reversible November Thanksgiving Banner - 12 Months of Banners

I want to thank American Crafts with supplying me with the products for this series. This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here.

Supplies needed:

To start with you will cut crest shape banner pieces with your Harvest double-sided cardstock. I used my paper trimmer to cut my paper into a 4″ strip. I chose a different pattern paper for each banner shape for a total of 8 crests.

Use paper trimmer to cut paper to 4 inches wide

I then placed the bottom edge of the cardstock into the banner punch board at the top. You will want to line up the sides of your paper with the vertical white lines at the number 4 on each side. Align the bottom edge of the paper on the blue horizontal line at the 7.5 mark.

Use We R Memory Keepers banner punch board to create a crest shape banner

Use the blade to cut your paper first from the left side of the guide.

Use blade to cut the left side

Then use the blade to cut from the right side of the guide.

Use blade to cut the right side

Remove your paper and trim the overall crest banner piece to 6″ long. Punch a hole in either side of the top of your banner using your punch board hole punch.

Punch holes in either top side of the banner pieces

Using your Cricut Explore cut out the letters ‘THANKFUL’ on dark brown cardstock.

Use Cricut Explore to cut letters and leaves for Thanksgiving banner

Then, you will want to cut out eight leaves. For the size leaves I cut I was able to cut four leaves per  12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock. I cut four leaves each from an off-white color and a really light brown colored cardstock. 

Download Cricut Design Space file: November Thanksgiving Banner

I attached each letter to one of the leaves using small adhesive squares. I alternated the lighter and darker leaves for each letter.

Attach letters to leaves using small adhesive squares

I attached each leaf to the patterned cardstock using a larger adhesive square. I used brown ribbon to attach the banner pieces together. Because I wanted the majority of the ribbon on the back side of the banner shapes, I started by stringing the ribbon down through the left hole and up through the right hole until I had all the banner shapes attached.

String ribbon through banner pieces

Hang your banner and enjoy!

Reversible November Thanksgiving Banner - Laura's Crafty Life

November Thanksgiving Banner

Thanksgiving Thankful Banner

The fun thing about this banner is you can reverse it to have a banner but without any words. I think the back side of this banner would look adorable in a kitchen.

Reversible November Banner - Laura's Crafty Life

Be sure to check back to see all the other banners in the 12 Months of Banners series.

Laura Silva

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