Sunday, November 17, 2013

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holder

Thanksgiving is right around the corner & I need some projects to keep my little one busy while we're visiting family. Paper placemats & this pilgrim hat filled with crayons is sure to do the trick!

What you'll need:
Black cups
Black paper
Scrapbook paper
Hot glue gun

Simply cut the bottom out of a black cup (I only had white cups so I sprayed mine with chalkboard paint). Hot glue the cup upside-down to a circle shaped piece of black paper. Cut a band for around the cup & add a scrapbook paper square for the buckle. Simple!

 These would also be adorable at each place setting to hold disposable silverware setting or fill them with candy treats!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pin It

Monday, November 11, 2013

Thankful Tree

We're giving thanks in a new way this holiday season with our Thankful Tree! I'm so excited about this new tradition we started this month, reflecting on what we are thankful for and noting every day.
First we painted a 11x11 canvas. Using some polka dot fabric, I cut out the shape of a tree and mod podged the fabric to the painted canvas. Our base is set & can be used year after year.

Each morning my daughter grabs a blank leaf & we jot down one thing she is thankful for. We add a piece of double sided sticky tape to the leaf & attach it to the canvas. By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, our tree will be full.

We try to instill gratitude every day, but sometimes life has a way of distracting us. This a wonderful way to create positive and nurturing thoughts. Plus it's a great way and reminder for little ones to learn what really maters.

Pin It