How to Make a Custom Pumpkin Topiary

After Halloween is over don't box up your pumpkins, use them to make a custom pumpkin topiary as part of  your outdoor Thanksgiving decor. Yesterday I shared some simple and practical tips for getting your porch pretty and making outdoor Thanksgiving decor that will greet your guest with a pop of color and style.  Today I'm going to show you how to make a simple, easy and customized pumpkin topiary for your front porch. Here are the supplies you will need: 1. Decorative urn or … [Read more...]

5 Minute Fall Wreath and Outdoor Thanksgiving Decor

Thanksgiving is a holiday smooshed between Halloween and Christmas and often times overlooked for it potential, especially when it comes to outdoor decor.  Think about it though, this is a holiday that brings lots of visitors to your home and the perfect opportunity to infuse a little outdoor Thanksgiving decor to greet your guest.  If lots of people will be knocking on your door dress it up with this easy 5 minute fall wreath. I was inspired by the 5 minute wreath tutorial from A Blissful … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Table Settings

Thanksgiving is a holiday about gratitude, food and beautiful table settings. Transitioning from trick or treat to turkey will be a breeze, and easy on your pocket book too, with these simple decorating tips for your Thanksgiving Table Settings.  Here I am on the set of The Broadcast ready to share some budget friendly tips for Thanksgiving. One of the best things about fall is that the base color palette can stay the same throughout the season, transitioning your decor from one holiday … [Read more...]

Whoo’s Thankful Kids Thanksgiving Table Setting

The kids are sure to have a hoot this year with an adorable 'Whoo's Thankful' kids Thanksgiving table setting.  If you're hosting Thanksgiving why not create a kid friendly table that will keep the kiddos busy and entertained.  This orange owl themed table setting is colorful, playful and easy to throw together for a special kids Thanksgiving table, they'll love to call their own.  And make sure you stick around to check out eleven other creative Thanksgiving Table ideas from some of my talented … [Read more...]

Whoo’s Thankful {Owl Party}

Thanksgiving is time of reflection, gratitude and celebrating with family and friends.  Lately we have been talking a lot with our kids about being grateful and thankful for the blessings we have.  Several months ago I decided to turn these lessons of gratitude into a play date to celebrate Thanksgiving and the many things we are thankful for, including our friends.Inspiration for parties can come from anywhere and for this particular party it came from one of my daughter's dresses from … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

I wanted to create some activities that would keep the kiddos entertained for a while on Thanksgiving day.  I decided to create a kit full of creative activities for our kids Thanksgiving table, including pumpkin pie play dough. Homemade play dough is easy to make and you can add seasonal spices that fit with your holiday or theme. I used our old classic play dough recipe and simply added pumpkin pie spice to make it smell just like the real thing. Recipe 1 cup flour 1/2 cup … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Kids Table

The kids table at Thanksgiving is the place to be, especially with these darling printables from Whimsically Detailed. I wanted to create Thanksgiving Kids Table to keep the kids entertained and happy throughout the day.  I started by setting up a "kids zone" in the backyard since our weather is typically perfect for being outside on Thanksgiving.  I used hay bales as seating and also set up a small treat table on one.  At each place setting there is a brown craft gable box filled with fun … [Read more...]

Clothespin Pilgrims

These cute clothespin pilgrims are a craft I have wanted to make for a long time now.  My mom has had a version of these for years and I have always thought they were super cute and since she wouldn't let me take them I had to figure out how to recreate them. I used the flat wooden clothespins (from, scraps of black and white fabric and pipe cleaners to make my little pilgrims.  Now, here is where I'm upfront and honest with you and tell you I didn't do a step by step tutorial … [Read more...]

Clothespin Turkey Craft

I'm working on getting the house ready for our family for Thanksgiving dinner next week.  I'm using lots of natural elements like tree stumps, pine cones, sticks, fall foliage and pumpkins.  But, Thanksgiving just isn't Thanksgiving without a turkey!Do you remember making clothespin turkeys?  I decided to give this classic Thanksgiving craft an update to keep with my neutral theme. I used an old book to make the feathers.  I distressed the edges with brown ink  to give it a little more … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie and Mini Bunting

Can you believe there is only more day until Thanksgiving? I am not hosting the big feast this year and I'm excited I get to take the day off and enjoy doing nothing!  All I have to worry about is dessert, yummy!My sister is hosting Thanksgiving at her house and I told her I would bring dessert. I've already got one of our family favorites ready and shared the recipe over at Piggy Bank Parties.Today I made pumpkin pie and thought it looked rather boring.  So I gave it a quick makeover with the … [Read more...]