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 Amazon.com), 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...]

Thankful

We have so much to be thankful for and it was nice to be able to spend a long weekend with our families.  We had a rather quite Thanksgiving with just my parents since everyone else was scattered in different directions.I loved the super adorable Thanksgiving printables from Shindig Parties, we used to decorate.  The kids were so excited to have their very own table and thought that the pine cone turkey was the best.   I even used a few of the items on the adult table. I am so thankful for my … [Read more...]

Muffin Tin Monday – Thanksgiving Theme

Today's theme at MTM is Thanksgiving so we had a fun and playful tin with Thanksgiving goodies.In our tin we have a turkey apple with cheese and grape feathers, popcorn/candy corn mix, craisins, a PB&J pilgrim, a cookie pilgrim hat and some carrots (we needed a veggie)The kids were so excited about the turkey and they did a good job of eating most of it!    I used some party printables from Shindig Parties to spiff up our muffin tin!  Shindig Parties has some of the CUTEST party supplies I have … [Read more...]

Wooden Pilgrim

This post originally appeared on Giggles Galore November 2010.  He is one of my favorite fall decorations. You should make one...you'll be thankful you did!  And if you do make one I'd love to see what you create.I couldn't decorate for Fall/Thanksgiving without having something made with a 2x4!  I had been making so many other projects with 2x4's like my Halloween Monsters & Pumpkins that it was fitting I create something perfect for the season.  I had seen several turkey ideas, but I wanted … [Read more...]

Wooden Pilgrim

I couldn't decorate for Fall/Thanksgiving without having something made with a 2x4!  I had been making so many other projects with 2x4's like my Halloween Monsters & Pumpkins that it was fitting I create something perfect for the season.  I had seen several turkey ideas, but I wanted something a little different, so I created this adorable Pilgrim to help us celebrate the Thanksgiving season.I used 2x4's, 2x3 and 2x2's to create this stacked Pilgrim.  I painted and sanded everything then … [Read more...]

Craft Show

I recently did a local craft show and I am finally getting around to posting pictures.  To say October was busy for us is an understatement and November is shaping up to be just as busy!I made lots of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items for the craft show and I also included picture frames, teacher gifts and dress up suitcases.  Preparing for a craft show is lots of work, I don't think I prepared a real meal that entire week for my family, but I had lots of fun and enjoyed seeing my … [Read more...]