Our “Give Thanks” Turkey Slat Sign is the perfect Thanksgiving decoration to remind you of all the things you are thankful for.
Gobble, Gobble, it’s November and that means it’s time to put away your Halloween decorations (please tell me I’m not the only one who still has theirs up) and start decorating for Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving, my mom and I have already started planning all of the things we want to make for Thanksgiving dinner, but I don’t do a lot of decorating for it. Just a few simple things on the mantle and I’m good to go. When one of our favorite crafty places, The Wood Connection, asked us to do a Thanksgiving project for them I was so excited!
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I had my eye on their Turkey Overlay and Slat Sign and I knew it would make the perfect, simple, Thanksgiving decoration for my mantle.
First we painted the edges of the turkey white since we knew they wouldn’t be covered in the next step. The turkey overlay is 9.5″ x 9.5″ so I created a 12″ x 12″ subway art image of all of the things I’m grateful for. I printed it out and then traced the turkey shape on the back of the paper and cut it out. I applied a thin coat of Mod Podge to the turkey and glued the paper down. If you have a wide format printer that can print on 12″ x 12″ paper I’ve included the file for you below. You can also resize it to fit a standard sheet of paper, if you don’t mind piecing it together to cover the whole turkey OR you can use a pretty piece of 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper and skip printing.
We stained the slat sign and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the words “Give Thanks” out of white vinyl (for those who are interested the font is Brannboll Fet). Then I transferred it onto the wood. Where the words crossed a gap in the slats I used scissors to cut away the piece of vinyl over the gap.
Then I used my trusty hot glue gun to attach the turkey to the board and….that was it. Done! I told you it was easy. Now I have a cute piece of decor for the holidays and I can focus on what’s really important…mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes? 😉
If you’re looking for some more Thanksgiving Craft & Decor Ideas make sure to check out our Pinterest board.
And tell me what kind of pies you’re baking for Thanksgiving, I need some ideas!