Today I’m thankful for my nephew, David, and computer technology. Specifically, Skype. Hi, David!!! We downloaded Skype right before Lauren went off to college & I think it’s helped our transition. Thanks to her Mac book and a wireless connection, she’s taken us on a tour of her campus and even played charades and met her boyfriend. And recently we’ve talked to my 4yo nephew and he showed me the spiders he made with the kit I sent him. So today I’m sending him another kit to make a Thanksgiving ticket banner. Here’s what it will look like finished:
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Supplies for Easy Thanksgiving Garland
- blank orange tickets
- seam binding
- glue or stapler
- ink or pen
How to Make a Thanksgiving Garland
Step One: Print Letters
Using a simple font, print out the letters on cardstock from your computer. Basic serif or sans serif fonts are best for this. Script fonts are pretty but they’re hard to read.
Step Two: Punch out Letters
Punch out each letter using a 1″ scalloped circle to fit the tickets. (Believe it or not, I recently had someone ask me how I got the little circles through my computer printer. So, I’ll emphasize again — print the letters FIRST, then punch.)
Step Three: Attach Letters to Tickets
Now there are several ways you can attach the letters. I used a stapler to attach everything – letters to tickets & tickets to seam binding. David could probably handle a glue stick to glue the letters onto the tickets easier than a stapler. If you didn’t want to staple the tickets to the seam binding you could punch holes in the top of each ticket & thread them on.
The Finished Thanksgiving Garland
Here’s a close up:
I also sprayed a little color onto the seam binding, wadded it up, and let it dry before I stapled the letters. You can skip this step, too, if you want.
If you make this let me know. I’d love to see a picture and will even post a link to your blog.
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Originally published on Nov 4, 2008.
David says, “It looks fun!”
David used a glue stick to attach the letters to the tickets today. If I knew where my hole punch was we’d thread them on the ribbon. HAPPY THANKSGIVING was almost too many letters for his attention span. GIVE THANKS might have been a better preschool project! : ) We still had fun. I took pictures. Maybe we’ll string it tomorrow.