Fun & Crafty Ways to Give Thanks
What you’ll need: Mason jar, decorative fillers, ribbon, raffia, branches, tags
Directions: Tie plaid ribbon and raffia around the top of a Mason jar. Fill jar with decorative fillers and arrange branches inside. Have family and friends write thankful messages on paper tags and hang them from the branches.
Thanksgiving Pinecone Turkeys
What you’ll need: pinecones, construction paper, brown felt, craft glue, googly eyes
Directions: To make the face, cut a small circle out of brown felt. Glue googly eyes and a paper diamond cutout folded in half for the beak onto the front of the pinecone. Using a hand-traced cutout or different colored strips of paper, have family and friends write what they’re thankful for and place in the back of the pinecone to resemble feathers.
Thanksgiving Napkin Name Tags
What you’ll need: kraft paper, festive Thanksgiving décor, twine
Directions: Print and cut out name tags for each guest. Take it a step further and write a simple note on each tag telling them why you are thankful to have them in your life. Attach the name tags to napkins with twine and add festive décor. Add them to place settings or place in a basket at the end of your buffet line.
Give Thanks Wine Bottle Centerpieces
What you’ll need: 2 wine bottles, acrylic paint, ribbon, decorative wheat bunch, permanent marker
Directions: Paint wine bottles orange, gold or other fall colors and paint on Thanksgiving phrases. Tie festive ribbon around the neck of each bottle and place a wheat bunch inside. Using a permanent marker, have family and friends write thankful messages on the bottles.