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I like the idea of upcycling jean pockets into a banner for Thanksgiving. You and your family can tuck little messages in the pockets and share what you're Thankful for on turkey day.
Supplies: 4 pairs of toddler-size jeans, letter stamps, StazOn ink, light colored fabric. Not pictured: Crop-a-dile, 16 eyelets, string, twine or ribbon (I used kitchen string), a circle template or glass to trace, sharp scissors, pinking shears, craft glue (I use Crafter's Pick). Optional: sewing machine and random embellishments.
Cut out 8 pockets using your sharp scissors. Leave about an inch around the two side and the bottom. For the trip, leave as much room as possible.
Using a circle template or a glass, trace and 8 circles on your fabric.
Grab the letter stamps and StayzOn and stamp a letter in the center of each circle
Line up the pockets and trip the tops to make them even-ish while leaving enough room for eyelets.
This next step is totally optional. I chose to use my sewing machine to make a circle border around each letter before I glued them on the pockets.
Use the handy Crop-o-dile to set two eyelets in each pocket. That's where the string with go through.
Use the string/ribbon/twine to "string" the banner
Here's the banner without embellishment.
I went through my stash and grabbed anything in the color scheme I was using.
Here are some close ups:
I cut eight 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 squares out of cardstock to tuck in the pockets. Since we have eight people in our family including grandparents, I am planning to have everyone write down what they are thankful for on a square and them read them at Thanksgiving dinner.
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