Thanksgiving Leaf Place Card

Thanksgiving is the formal meal that my mom and I LOVE preparing the table for every year. We never do the same place setting and it’s a new, fun challenge every year.  This year we wanted to base a lot of the setting on natural items such as leaves and pumpkins but add a metallic flair to them. These place cards turned out exactly how we wanted and we adore them with the black plates for this year’s meal. How are you doing your place settings for Thanksgiving this year?

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DIY Turkey Wreath

Tommy turkey came to our house in a fun new way this year. With a newly bare door after Halloween ended, I was itching for a Thanksgiving wreath. Yes, even though I am OBSESSED with Christmas, I also enjoy Thanksgiving and the beautiful decorations that can go along with it (I did have Christmas music playing while we made the wreaths though haha). This fun little wreath was made by both my mom and I. We used a new technique than before for the turkey’s feathers. I’m excited to share the step by step for how to make this little DIY wreath.

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Thankful Hearts and Full Bellies

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Who else ate so much on Thanksgiving that you didn’t want to move the rest of the day? Me! *both hands raised enthusiastically* That extra inch struggle to even grab the remote may or may not have been the deciding factor in the show we watched on TV that night… You’ll notice that our Thanksgiving post is coming a little later than most. We wanted to put our whole focus into enjoying the long weekend so thank you all for your patience. Continue reading “Thankful Hearts and Full Bellies”

Thanksgiving Minion Wood Cutouts

PSA: You do not need to be a super villain to make this craft

How wonderful would it be if Minions came to our Thanksgiving celebrations? I imagine some banana cream pie, banana ice cream, and really anything with banana would make them happy guests. They could cause trouble, but with those cute faces, I wouldn’t be mad for long. Since we can’t actually invite Minions, we decided to instead make life size wood cutouts of our favorite happy little characters. We saw these adorable pilgrim and turkey Minion pictures online (original source unknown) and started in on making them. We hope you have as much fun as we did creating them!Minion_Turkey_Pilgrim Continue reading “Thanksgiving Minion Wood Cutouts”

Thankful-ly Burnt in Wood

The thought of holding an extremely hot tool for a prolonged period of time in hopes of getting that perfect line is not for the faint of heart (and for perfectionists trying it for the first time, stressful). I recommend a couple of things: 1) Don’t take it too seriously, imperfections add character to your sign and only you will notice them, 2) Flip on some music, have tea ready and make it an enjoyable experience, and 3) Place the woodburner somewhere safe when not in use… it wouldn’t hurt to know where the fire extinguisher is either, haha! In all honesty, woodburning can be a fun craft for any skill level. Just do it safely, with love, and the results are incredibly rewarding. Woodburned Signs Continue reading “Thankful-ly Burnt in Wood”