Nov 4, 2010

Give Thanks - Free Printable!

 Happy Harvest!
 I've been learning how to use Photoshop Elements.
{Photoshop CS3 is a whole other story!  Someday I'll find the time to sit down and really learn it}

 I don't have many harvest decorations so I wanted to make something fun for the month of November.

I decided to share it with you!



I'm no Photoshop Elements expert, but I like how it turned out.  Feel free to download it and print a copy off for yourself!  And I'd love to see how you display it!
{Just click on the picture and right click to save it to your computer}



I made this wreath last month (I got the idea for the wreath from somebody's blog and CANNOT remember who's!!!  I like to give credit to people when I use their idea's) and wanted to be able to use it through Thanksgiving.  I had a "Trick or Treat" sign hanging in the middle for Halloween.  I needed something Thanksgiving-y for November.

So, I made the image in Photoshop Elements, printed it off at WalMart's 1-hour photo center and went to work to find a frame.  

I found this one that I already had but hadn't been using - I'm pretty sure it's from the dollar store:


It was silver.  I wanted a little bit of color so I spray-painted it a turquoise-ish color (I like the words I'm making up - Thanksgiving-y, turquoise-ish . . .) to match the turquoise in the image.  Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze spray paint, to be exact.


Hmmm . . . it looks baby blue in this pic . . . anywho.  I stapled some brown sheer ribbon to the back and hung it right on my door hanger.  



I love that I can use the same wreath for different holidays just by changing out an accessory!

And yes, I know the picture is in the frame a little crooked.  It was straight when I put it in!


Some more shots:




I love how it turned out!  
It was just what I was looking for.


PS - I made the wreath for about $4.  I got a twig wreath from the dollar store and the fabric from WalMart's dollar bins.  The burlap was probably the most expensive thing about the wreath.  Love it!

PPS -  I downloaded the digital paper for my image from Shabby Princess and the font is from Kevin and Amanda


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Sumo Sweet Stuff

6 Nuggets of Love:

The Yoder's Four said...

So cute! Photoshop is so intimidating to me. Thanks for letting us steal your design!

Oh, and I am SO excited you posted your caramel recipe. I had just been telling Mark that I wanted to make gourmet caramel apples for Christmas treats this year. Thanks!!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Visiting via the Weekend Wrap Up. Your house looks so welcoming and you are really good at Photoshop!!! love the printable.

Sarah @HarriganHowdy said...

So pretty! Thank you. Visiting from TT&J party too. :) I'll use it in a blog post tonight since I'm doing a "Thankful" Countdown to Thanksgiving on my blog.

Boom said...

Hi! Thanks for the great Thanksgiving design. Good luck on your new blog. I just started a few months back and it really grows on you (me). :-)

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Kristy said...

Very Cute!

Hanna said...

Hi!! I am your newest follower from the crafty link up! I love finding new blogs and yours is lovely:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com
Take a peek at my giveaways if you come by. Everything is handmade and gorgeous!


I love this wreath. Especially the roses. I would love a headband like that

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