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Harvest Welcome Banner

Welcome your Thanksgiving guests to your home before they knock on the door and make your own Harvest Welcome Banner. This elegant design will not only send a warm welcome to your friends and family members, but will add a festive feel to your home as well. Follow the instructions below to make your own version of this beautiful banner from ILovetoCreate, and get ready to send some holiday spirit to your loved-ones this November!


  • Dimensional Fabric Paint
  • Tacky Glue
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint
  • Foam plate
  • Large Round Brush
  • White 8-1/2” x 11” poster board or heavy paper
  • Sponge, makeup
  • Masking tape
  • Graphite paper
  • Dowel
  • Fabric Banner
  • Fibers or narrow ribbon to coordinate
  • Contact paper
  • Pencil


  1. Print out pattern pieces.

  2. Freehand the word “Welcome” 4-5” from bottom of banner. Use brush to fill in letters with Olive.
  3. To create the shape for the wreath above “Welcome,” lightly pencil a large circle. To create stencil, trace leaf pattern onto Contact Paper. Cut on inside of lines. Leave at least 2” around outside of
    design. Press stencil in place making sure all sides are pressed to fabric.
  4. Squeeze puddles of Golden Tan, Olive, Mandarin Orange and Chocolate onto a foam plate. Tap sponge into Olive paint. Tap onto open areas of stencil. Move stencil around the penciled circle in different angles to create wreath design.
  5. Apply Golden Tan, Manderin Orange and Chocolate with stencil placing between the Olive colored leaves. Stencil partial leaf images along top of banner. Stencil two leaves below “Welcome.”
  6. Stencil six leaves on poster board. Cut out. Use Tacky Glue to attach fibers or ribbon and tie leaves to each of the ends of the dowel.
  7. Use Espresso Dimensional Paint to outline and highlight a few leaves and the word “Welcome.”
  8. Complete the wreath by filling in around the leaves with a branch using Chocolate. Outline with Gun Metal Dimensional Paint.
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