What would a Thanksgiving table be without a little “gobble”? When I was thinking of how I could incorporate turkeys into my Thanksgiving tablescape I knew I wanted to use silhouettes rather than the more child like turkeys that adorn a lot of tables this time of year. They just seemed more classier and grown up on my gold and white table. So that was my inspiration in this Thanksgiving banner.
I used my Silhouette to cut out some vinyl turkeys for my placeholders/glasses, and then I used the negatives as stencils for my burlap.
The beak didn’t show up too well because it was so little but I was able to easily fix that with a paint brush.
If you paint on burlap, be sure to put something underneath to protect your work surface, and you will need to put on a couple coats to get your design to really stand out.
For the banner itself, I decided to use a flag design rather than the pennant. It’s super easy to cut the burlap this way and I think it looks great! Then using my Tulip Beads in a bottle, I wrote out the word “gobble.” I love this stuff, it gives such a great dimension to projects like this!
Along the edges of the burlap, using a paint brush I added a dotted line to give it a bit of a faux stitch, but also to bring some attention to it, because the letters can kind of blend in. To attach the banner pieces to the gold cording, I just folded them over and stapled them on. Worked perfectly! I nailed the top turkey in after hanging the banner because I felt like it needed something there. I love how it all turned out!
To see the rest of my Thanksgiving table check out this post here!
Have you painted on burlap before? What did you make?
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