If you want to make an impact at your Thanksgiving dinner why not try making some embroidered name cards? They are super easy and cute and depending on what colors you use they can match your decor perfectly! Plus your guests can take them home as a sweet little personalized gift.
What You Need
1. Embroider your leaves onto felt and then cut them out leaving an outline around each. Cut your felt into 1.5″ x 6″ strips.
2. Embroider names onto the strips close to the center. I just use a pencil to write a name and then I stitch over the lines. If you don’t like your handwriting you can always find a free font that you love, type the name, and then trace that onto your felt.
3. Match the edges of your strip to make a circle and then place a line of hot glue to attach the ends together. Hot glue a leaf near the stitched name. You could always stitch everything together instead of using glue!
4. Decorate your table by using your rings as napkin rings or just stand them up among some fall decor!
You still have time to add a special touch to your Thanksgiving table so don’t wait to get your hand embroidery leaf pattern!!
Do you have any fun Thanksgiving traditions? A bunch of our family lives in PA (we grew up there) so they come here to NC to visit every Thanksgiving. So the Friday after Thanksgiving is “Christmas” with all of them! It’s so much fun to still be able to celebrate with them.
I’m sharing this project at TatertotsandJello!
I decided to make a little turkey project with my guy today and I wanted something easy and made with things we already had. I kept thinking of those crushed egg shell pictures and looked outside at all of the crunchy brown leaves and my little brain light bulb went off.
What You Need:
- a piece of paper (cardstock worked for us)
- a small bag of crunchy leaves
- glue stick
1. Draw an outline of a turkey, we ended up doing a silhouette but you could also do one with the feathers out around him.
2. Crush up your crunchy leaves inside your bag. Just close up your bag and let your kid have fun smushing up something they are allowed to smush.
3. Put glue on small areas and start pressing your leaf bits into it.
4. Cover it as much or as little as you want and then let your little one write the word turkey if they know how.
5. Hang up your piece of fall art work!
Herringbone Painting DIY by Life Absorbed
With all this talk of exploration this week I thought it might be fun to find something inspiring to share with you this weekend that you might like to try.
Here is a beautiful, easy, freeing DIY for your weekend inspiration. I want to try one of these when I get home, but where to put it?
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I wanted to recap the Halloween projects that I created last year since I know I have new readers who may not have seen them before.
Every project below is a perfect start for those of you who might be wishing you could create something cute for Halloween. They are super simple and use materials that can be found easily by searching your house or thrifting.
Enjoy the roundup and if you try one of the projects I would love to hear about it in the comments!
Halloween Silhouette Plates
Halloween Spiderweb Tutorial
Yarn Wrapped Pumpkin Tutorial (Featured at Tatertots & Jello)
Duct Tape Art
I hope you enjoyed the projects and that they sparked an idea for you. Now here are some printable Halloween cards so you can send out some unexpected fun mail to your friends and family this year!
Click to download your printable Halloween cards!
I think all women can use encouragement at the start of something new so we are going to give our teachers a little gift to celebrate the beginning of the school year. I thought I would share it with you because it’s pretty easy to make and very unique.
I have heard that teachers love having a stash of note cards for thank you notes throughout the year. I went with that idea because I love handmade cards and I had an idea for the kids artwork to be a big part of the project.
Here we go.
What you need:
- Watercolor paper
Set up a painting area and let the kids have fun painting some abstract art. You want them to fill that paper with color but not actually make a drawing because you are going to be cutting them apart.
While the paintings are drying you can cut your cardstock. I used a kraft color for mine but you could use any color you would like. Cut them in half so that you end up with two 5.5”x 8.5” pieces. Fold them in half to create your notecards.
Once your paintings are dry trace an apple shape repeatedly on the back side. I ended up being able to fit 13 apples on the back of each of our paintings.
Cut the apples out and glue them to the front of your notecards. If you have a stamp you can add a thank you with that, handwrite a thank you on the front, or just leave it blank.
Wrap up with twine or ribbon, grab a free apple printable, and send in on the first day of school with a little note.
Do you give your teachers a little something at the beginning of the year?