Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Crafts

We've been busy preparing to host our first big Thanksgiving in a real house this year. Most of our family will be here which means we will have a crowd of about 25. Here are some of the things we have been making:

Place Card Teepees
I bought this kit at Paper Source and Ford and I made them. Everything is included. All you need are glue and scissors. We loved making every one different. Aren't they the cutest!

Hand Turkey Napkins

 I have always loved hand print turkeys and I was trying to think of a way to preserve the little hands that I have making them at my house these days. I found packs of sparkly linen napkins at Homegoods. I got the kids a set of fabric markers and traced their hands for them. Then they were free to decorate their turkeys. I love how these turned out and someday when they are too old to make hand turkeys I will still have these napkins at my table. 

 Hand Turkey Banner

Delaney got inspired by the napkins and made this banner. It was all her idea and she made it all by herself. I love how it turned out, spelling mistakes and all!

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

I have had these decorative brads for a couple years that I bought on clearance at Michaels one time. I've always wondered what to do with them. This year I finally had the idea to make them into napkin rings. I used brown stiff felt and cut it into strips. Then hot glued the strips, using an existing napkin ring for a mold. I added felt leaves with the brads stuck through them and Voila!.... 12 napkin rings for under $10. The cloth napkins are again from Homegoods.

Here's wishing you all a very thankful Thanksgiving.