Glittered Thanksgiving Banner

Use copper glitter to transform chipboard letters into a festive Thanksgiving decoration. Hang your banner on a buffet, mantel, banister or above a doorway as a reminder to give thanks.
Craft a Glittery Banner

Craft a Glittery Banner

Remind friends and family how lucky they are with this easy, do-it-yourself decoration. Pick up chipboard letters at your local craft store, then cover them in copper glitter. Attach letters to twine with hot glue and hang above a buffet, mantel, entry table or anywhere your home could use a bit of seasonal sparkle.

Materials Needed:

  • 4" chipboard letters
  • school glue
  • 1" artists' brush
  • German glass glitter
  • plastic container
  • spoon
  • wax paper
  • hemp twine
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks

Apply Glue

Use 1" artists' brush to liberally apply school glue to entire front and sides of letter. The glue should still be wet when applying glitter so work in sections, if necessary.

Apply Glue

Apply Glue

Use 1" artists' brush to liberally apply school glue to entire front and sides of letter. The glue should still be wet when applying glitter so work in sections, if necessary.

Sprinkle Glitter

Pour glitter into container and use spoon to sprinkle over letter. Apply more glue and repeat on areas where glitter did not adhere. Set finished letter on wax paper and allow to dry. Tip: German glass glitter was used for this project and it can be found in specialty shops online. Craft glitter is less expensive, more readily available and is a suitable substitute.

Sprinkle Glitter

Sprinkle Glitter

Pour glitter into container and use spoon to sprinkle over letter. Apply more glue and repeat on areas where glitter did not adhere. Set finished letter on wax paper and allow to dry. Tip: German glass glitter was used for this project and it can be found in specialty shops online. Craft glitter is less expensive, more readily available and is a suitable substitute.

Touch Up Glitter

Once first coat of glitter is dry, brush glue over bare spots and apply more glitter. Repeat this process until letter is fully coated.

Glue Letters

Once dry, use hot glue gun to affix letters to hemp twine. Space the letters approximately one half-inch apart. Leave a four-inch space between words. Loop twine on each end to hang.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Thanksgiving Place Card and Party Favor

How about a little pheasant to go with your turkey this Thanksgiving? These cute fellas are easy to make and act as both a place card and party favor your guests can take with them.

New Thanksgiving Tradition: Create a Thankful Tree

Give thanks in a new way this holiday season. Invite friends and family to share what they are most thankful for by creating a thankful tree that can take center stage throughout the Thanksgiving holiday.

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Place Card

Put the finishing touch on your Thanksgiving table with our free printable place cards.

Thanksgiving Kids' Craft: Fingerprint Turkey

Keep the littlest Thanksgiving guests happily occupied with this fun craft that allows them to personalize favor cups they can then fill with sweet-and-salty snack mix.

Thanksgiving Kids' Craft: Paper Straw Necklaces

Help kids craft these colorful straw necklaces for Thanksgiving with our easy-to-follow instructions and free printable template.

How to Make a Ship Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

Kids will love helping to make this large sailing ship centerpiece, which is reminiscent of the vessels that brought colonists to the new world. It's a cinch to make and will definitely bring a boat-load of fun to any Thanksgiving table.

31 Printable (and Free!) Thanksgiving Templates

Our free printable Thanksgiving materials will help you put the finishing touch on your fall festivities. Here, you'll find templates for blank menus, invitations, place cards, kids' crafts, party favor tags and more.

Thanksgiving Kids' Craft: Foam Turkeys

Foam balls, googly eyes, paint and colorful paper straws are all you need to help kids craft these cute turkey decorations for Thanksgiving.

Easy Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

Whether you prefer your stuffing in or out of the bird, this easy recipe is the perfect complement to Thanksgiving's main event.

Easy-to-Craft Fall Leaf Centerpiece

Looking for an inexpensive, seasonal centerpiece that will last through the fall? All you need is some patterned scrapbook paper, twine, glitter spray and a few branches from your backyard.
More from:

Thanksgiving Ideas

On TV

Flea Market Flip

7:30am | 6:30c

Flea Market Flip

8:30am | 7:30c

Flea Market Flip

9:30am | 8:30c

Flea Market Flip

10:30am | 9:30c

Flea Market Flip

11:30am | 10:30c

Flea Market Flip

12:30pm | 11:30c

Fixer Upper

1pm | 12c

Fixer Upper

2pm | 1c

Fixer Upper

3pm | 2c

Fixer Upper

4pm | 3c

Fixer Upper

5pm | 4c

Fixer Upper

7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Hawaii Life

8pm | 7c

Hawaii Life

8:30pm | 7:30c

Island Life

9pm | 8c

Island Life

9:30pm | 8:30c

Mexico Life

10pm | 9c

Mexico Life

10:30pm | 9:30c

House Hunters

11pm | 10c

Island Life

12am | 11c

Island Life

12:30am | 11:30c

Mexico Life

1am | 12c

Mexico Life

1:30am | 12:30c

Hawaii Life

3am | 2c

Hawaii Life

3:30am | 2:30c

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.