I love a good craft project, and this time of year lends itself to a lot of indoor crafty time. But in full disclosure, I also love when craft projects are easy to do and fairly inexpensive. With Thanksgiving already next week (WHAT), I thought I’d share a fun little project that’s both practical and cute. Bonus: if you’ve got little ones, it’s so easy, they can join in on the fun too.
I’m a sucker for pumpkins – traditional orange carving pumpkins, ugly warty pumpkins, fantasy Cinderella pumpkins – all of ’em. And these mini white pumpkins are so pretty, I’ve had them scattered throughout our kitchen. Now that Halloween is over, I was thinking about how I could recycle them for the Thanksgiving holiday. Enter: Thanksgiving place cards.
- miniature pumpkins (any color will do)
- foraged leaves (this is the best part!)
- paint and a small paintbrush
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Paint names of dinner guests on each leaf.
- Hot glue the stem of the leaf to the stem of the pumpkin.
- Display on each guest’s dinner plate. That’s it!
I really can’t believe Thanksgiving snuck up so quickly, but I’m 100% ready for the holiday break – to go back home, spend time with family, and eat A WHOLE LOT OF FOOD.