Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Let's Talk Turkey

 
How about this turkey jar from The Baby Center? It combines a cute craft with a thankful activity. Sweet.
 
 
Or this spiffy q-tip turkey from Crafts for all Seasons.
 
 
A fruit turkey for your table from A Proverbs 31 Wife  This one is something else but it's super cute and a useful way to serve appetizers!
 
 
Another food related turkey! Turkey cupcakes, notice the use of the Swedish fish as tail feathers!
Found on BuzzFeed.
 
 
Turkey napkin rings made from bottle caps featured at The Country Chic Cottage.
 
So as you can see there are plenty of turkeys to be talking about. Freshen up your Thanksgiving with a new turkey idea!  
 
 
 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Easy Fall Centerpieces

Just in time for Thanksgiving, some easy centerpieces that you can put together in a snap!

 
These little pumpkins and fall glitter jars are featured over at Today's Creative Blog.
What I like is that you can use the jars in a variety of displays, grouped together, in a line, nestled in among other fall-ish things!
 
 
Autumn is a great time to look to nature for d├ęcor ideas. Here a gourd is used as a vase and pumpkins are piled high on a rustic cake plate!  This idea was featured at My Wedding Reception Ideas.

 
You can never go wrong with simple candles and fall leaves. From: That's What Che Said
 
 
More candles in a pedestal bowl, so warm and inviting
 
No matter which way you go, a pretty centerpiece is sure to brighten un  your table!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thanksgiving Fun (New Traditions and More)


 
Aren't these the cutest and what a fun new tradition you can start with your children or grandchildren....making turkey cookies while waiting for the meal to be ready. The directions for these are available at Snack Picks
 
Here's another fun tradition you could start. A Thankful Tree.
 
 
 
You might also place a small card at each place for guests to write what they are thankful for. These could be added to a journal or scrapbook. What a wonderful heritage for children to have...years worth of thankfulness from grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.
 
 
Printable cards available at Hungry Heffy Crafts
 
Here's another version of the same idea but this person collected the cards and put them into a small photo album.
 
Idea from Paper Perfection
 
Since everyone is gathered for Thanksgiving...how about some photo booth props for some great snapshots.
 
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These free printable props are offered by Capturing Joy.
 
With all of these great ideas you are ready to create some fun memories!!
 
 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Thanksgiving Freebies

 
I love subway art and this free printable from How to Nest for Less is sweet!  Print it and frame it in an 8 x 10 frame!

 
There's this banner and a whole set of free printables at Catch My Party. There's plenty to make your Thanksgiving table look festive!
 
 
And here's a free printable that's not only cute but functional. It's a great way to serve fresh carrots, and sliced peppers.  You can find this little cutie over at Chickabug.
 
No matter how elaborate or how simple your' Thanksgiving is...fill it with something you love the most...family and friends! (and great food of course!)