Thanksgiving Crafts

Hello!  I hope everyone is doing well.  Thanksgiving is around the corner and then it’s Christmas!  Is everyone excited!!!

This week is some kids crafts.  Something for the kids to do while they are waiting for dinner to be ready on Thanksgiving.  Some of these are pretty easy and others need a little more adult supervision.  But they are all cute and fun!  Enjoy!

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Paper Bag Turkey Puppets from Crafty Morning

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Toilet Paper Roll Turkey from The Resourceful Mama

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Paper Plate Turkey from I Heart Crafty Things

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Button Pumpkin from Adventure in a Box

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Constuction Paper Turkey by Twitchetts

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Fork Painted Paper Plate Turkey from I Heart Arts n Crafts

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Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Magnet from Today’s Creative Ideas

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Pinecone Turkeys from A Pumpkin and a Princess

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Paper Pumpkin Craft from Meaningful Mama

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Thanksgiving Handprint Wreath from Education

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Thanksgiving Decor

Hello!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween.  My Halloween consisted of playing cards and listening to the Coco soundtrack.  It was a fantastic time.

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time for Thanksgiving!  It’s time to eat lots of food and be thankful for everything we have.  And to give you some early inspiration, this whole post is focused on some beautiful decor.  I hope you get some inspiration for Thanksgiving and enjoy!

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Copper Fall Pumpkin Centerpieces from Up to Date Interiors

 

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Turkey Tickets from Let’s Get Together

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DIY Leaf Bowl from Crafts Unleashed

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Free Give Thanks Printables from Craftaholics Anonymous

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Pumpkin Centerpiece from Improvements Catalog

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Canning Jar Ring Pumpkin from Yellow Bliss Road

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DIY Wood Slice Owl from House of Hawthornes

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Vintage Thanksgiving Table from Little Vintage Nest

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Decoupage Pumpkin with Maps

 

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Good morning! I made it back this week! Thanks for joining me! I have a really simple craft for you all today. Lauren has been decorating with maps and travel items lately, so I made this for her. I first picked up a foam pumpkin from the Dollar Tree. I had Mod Podge and maps on hand. Obviously, you could use any type of paper to have it match your decor. Scrapbook paper, pretty napkins, or old book pages would look nice too.

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I gave my pumpkin a coat of primer, just so the bright orange wouldn’t show through. Then I tore up a map page into little pieces.

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I had to have a bit of California in my pieces. 🙂

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Once I had my pieces, I brushed Mod Podge on a small section of pumpkin and placed my pieces on it, overlapping them. Then I brushed more Mod Podge over the top. I continued over the whole pumpkin. Once I had all my pieces on, I brushed more Mod Podge over the whole thing making sure I brushed under any loose pieces.

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While letting the pumpkin dry, Lauren picked out a small stick to use as the stem (I actually found some faux stems on Amazon!)

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I wanted the stem to look a little rougher, so I added some hot glue around the edges.

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I mixed up some grey and tan paint, not mixing it too thoroughly. I wanted it to show the different colors.

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Once the paint was dry, I hot glued it to the top of the pumpkin. This is how it turned out! It looks much better than just a small branch.

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I really like how you can spend so little to make something that fits your own style and decor.

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I think I may have to pick up a few more pumpkins!

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There you go! Not only affordable, but quick and easy too! Have you every decoupaged your own pumpkin? I would love to hear about it!

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Pumpkin Recipe Round Up

Hello!  It’s finally starting to get colder around here in California!  Hooray!  And do you know what that means?

PUMPKIN FLAVORED EVERYTHING!!!!!

Yep, this week features lots of pumpkin flavored things.  Cookies, bread, lattes, you name it.  Now excuse me while I go by a ton of pumpkin to make all of this stuff.

Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies from Just So Tasty

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Banana Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread from Together as Family

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Pumpkin Pie French Toast from 5 Dollar Dinners

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Caramel Strudel Bars from Chelsea’s Messy Apron 

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Pumpkin Cobbler from Creations by Kara

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Pumpkin Pancakes from Baker by Nature

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins from The Novice Chef

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Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats from Mom Makes Joy

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Crock Pot Pumpkin Spiced Latte from Thriving Home

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Pumpkin Scones from Cooking Classy

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Bringing Fall to the Back Porch

Good morning! I know I have been away for a bit and I am trying to get back in the swing of teaching and blogging. So far, teaching is winning out! 🙂 I have all sorts of projects spinning round in my head, but by the time I am done teaching, I don’t have much energy left. Thanks for sticking with me though. I will be trying to get a few more projects out to you all!

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A few weeks ago, I bought a variety of pumpkins, both small and big. I had to buy them at the supermarket, since our pumpkin patches weren’t open yet. Lol.

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I used them on my back patio. I actually see my back patio more than the front, and I wanted to be able to enjoy the fall decor all season.

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I used little white pumpkin along with faux leaves and acorns in a glass container.

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I added a couple more pumpkins to my potting bench too. I made my acorn garland a few years ago, using the acorns from the oak tree in our old backyard.

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There are so many ways to decorate with pumpkins all over the house or outside. I like setting one on top of a terracotta pot for the different textures.

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I hung up this old window from the edge of the patio. I love the chippiness and the charm it brings to my outdoor space.

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A big orange striped pillow, a soft throw, and a few pumpkins make this a cozy place to hang out.

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Aren’t these mugs adorable?! I found these at #HomeGoods. They had dogs on them, so I had to get them!

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The dogs enjoy being out here too!

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I kept things really simple. Just adding small touches here and there.

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Tucking a small pumpkin into your plant pots is a great place to add fall to your decor too.

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It’s so nice to look out the window and see touches of fall. Thank you again for stopping by!

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