I love pie… even more than cake! If you love it too then I have the perfect Thanksgiving banner for you. When I saw an adorable Pie Garland on Martha Stewart a few years ago, of course I pinned it, but I kind of knew I’d never make it. Just too much tedious cutting and folding of paper required for each slice. Yet I do love it, so I decided to create a shortcut version of the Pie Garland using paper plates and printable pie fillings.
I made this whole Pie Garland with just 3 paper plates and 3 slices of paper — pretty amazing, right? Admittedly it is not quite as darling as Martha’s, but still it’s super cute and requires less than 10 minutes of effort, which makes it the winner in my book! I guess you could think of my Paper Plate Pie Garland the way a frozen pie is to a homemade pie LOL! For the record, I am totally on board with buying frozen pies, especially if you want a big pie bar spread with lots of flavors to choose from. HINT: frozen pies with a crumbly streusel topping can pretty much pass for homemade ;)
How to Host a Pie Party
While I was at it, I actually created a whole Thanksgiving Pie Party Pack with free printable templates including a “Let them Eat Pie” table sign, pie tags and a cute way to package up leftovers. It has all you need to deck out a Pie Bar for your Thanksgiving feast. Better yet… you could host your own Friendsgiving Pie Party! Get my 5 easy tips for hosting a stress-free Pie Party over on Chinet’s blog.
Easy Paper Plate Pie Garland
To make the Paper Plate Pie Garland download my free printable Pie Fillings templates, which are in the Pie Party Pack that you can download at the end of this post. You will also need sturdy white paper plates and a set of watercolors with a tan/brown color. Since I used Chinet® Classic White™ Dinner Plates, I am sharing the full tutorial for how to make this super-easy Thanksgiving Pie Garland over on the Chinet blog.
After finishing my Paper Plate Pie Garland I ended up with extra pie slices, and was thinking of throwing them away. Then I looked up at my fireplace where my black-and-white Thanksgiving banner is hanging. I tried clipping on a few pie slices as decorative pennants on either side of the “Give Thanks” banner. SO cute, right?! …and a total bonus! If you want to make this “Give Thanks” Banner too, it’s a free printable too.