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“Give Thanks” Paper Plate Thanksgiving Banner

I love Thanksgiving but outside of a few pumpkins and scarecrows, I don’t have much in the way of decorations.

I thought coming up with a simple, easy and inexpensive Thanksgiving banner would be a fun way to liven up my dining room.

"Give Thanks" Paper Plate Thanksgiving Banner


  • Craft Paint (I used copper.)
  • 2 paper plates
  • Sponge Brush
  • Paint Marker
  • Jute
  • Scissors and Hole Punch


  1. Use your sponge brush and paint both paper plates with your desired color. I choose copper but you could pick out any color you like.
  2. Once the paper plates are fully dry cut them into 8 pieces each. You won’t need all of the pieces from the 2nd paper plate but you need the 2nd to complete the words. Don’t worry about the pieces being perfect, just eyeball them.
  3. Punch 2 holes into each piece, one on each side.
  4. Using a paint marker write your words, one letter to each piece. You could also use a sharpie, that would work just fine.
  5. Individually string “Give” and “Thanks” on separate jute strands. Before you cut the jute decide where you plan to hang your banner and then decide how much length you will need by measuring out your spot.
  6. Now that you have your words strung, hang your banner. You can then slide the pieces around until you like the spacing.


"Give Thanks" Paper Plate Thanksgiving Banner

"Give Thanks" Paper Plate Thanksgiving Banner

I love how this turned out. I didn’t have to spend any money on it because I already had the supplies on hand. Plus you can change up the wording and use this concept for any holiday or celebration.

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Lauren O

Sunday 23rd of November 2014

Love the copper/metallic looking paint you chose. It almost does actually look like metal.