Hey crafty friend, Kelly and I are so glad you could join us for the Get Kids Crafty! October blog hop! This month our theme is Thanksgiving and we decided to show you how we’re decorating our holiday dinner table.
Let’s start with these funny little napkin rings. We made them with cardstock, googly eyes and a few punches. (If you don’t have the same punches in your stash, look at what you’ve got and see if you have any good substitutes.) We started with a brown strip measuring 2″ x 6″ and formed it into a short tube. (Adjust your measurements to suit your napkins.) A 1 1/4″ circle forms the head of our turkey. We folded a small yellow scrap in half and cut it into a triangle to form the beak. For the wattle, we punched out a little chili pepper shape and tucked it under the beak. Googly eyes finish the face. For the wings and feet, we used different sized heart punches. We cut little notches into the heart that forms the feet to give them a feathered look. We discovered that wet glue works better than tape adhesive for this project. A few clothespins help hold everything in place as it dried. Then your turkey just needs it’s pleated napkin tail! Pretty cute, right?
On our holiday table, you’ll also find a few other things we’ve made to add to the festive feel. Isn’t the burlap runner adorable? Kelly traced pumpkin patterns on with a Sharpie and then painted it with acrylic fabric paint so it’s washable. I love it and plan to keep it forever!
How do you like the pumpkin floral centerpiece? I made it using a foam pumpkin and a few floral picks from the Dollar Tree. It was so easy; I think it took less than 15 minutes. I started with a smaller pumpkin and made sure not to let it get too tall, so it wouldn’t block anyone’s view while we’re all seated at the table. We might scatter a few glittered silk leaves on the table as we get closer, but right now, I think the table is just about perfect! I can almost smell the pies baking now…
Thanks again for joining us on another blog hop! In sunny Southern California, the leaves don’t turn, but there’s a chill in the air (hey, it gets down into the 60’s at night 😉 ) and pumpkin spice is popping up everywhere! It’s the time of year when we think in warm colors and remember what we are most thankful for!
The Get Kids Crafty team have cooked up lots of fun projects to share with you this month. Click through all the links to get some Thanksgiving project inspiration and then get crafty yourself! We would LOVE to see your creations! You can post them in our Facebook group, tag us on Instagram, or use our hashtag #getkidscrafty to share your projects!