|My Fall flowers on the Kitchen Picture Wall...notice the berries and fall colored ribbon too? I change out the cone florals and ribbons every season. At Christmas I'll add fake evergreen, red berries and some Christmas picks.|
|Last Year's Thanksgiving Table Decor....just before we ate dinner.....|
|I just got started this year...how do you think it's going so far...it takes forever with me standing there thinking...messing...tweaking...thinking some more...standing back...you get the picture, Excruciating Right!|
|My kitchen counter is looking almost done.... I want to add some candy sticks and candy corn to the clear cookie jars...|
Here is my kitchen counter decor. I bought this little platter new at Taipan Trading.I also bought a burgundy one with a round bowl to match for veggies and dips. The little tin Welcome sign was only $1.00 at Walmart this year. Go get one! I love that place. I made the little floral in a gravy ceramic pitcher.
|My kitchen buffet...close up of my cute pilgrim scene....My grand kids love to play with these acorns and the little turkey and the ceramic fruit basket...|
Here is my dining room buffet just off the kitchen. One of my favorite new decorations I got at the end of the season half off last year was this small metal pumpkin with a candle inside. I love it. Every season I change the decor on my buffet. This pilgrim couple is probably the oldest decorations I have. I made them (cut out the wood and everything myself) when I was a newlywed.
|My cute Handmade Pilgrims for Thanksgiving|
|Give Thanks on Thanksgiving...Pilgrim decorations|
The boy I made pretty much the same way; with a 2 x 4 piece of wood, a ball of wood head and I painted the outfit on. The little turkey was hard to cut out as I recall. But it turned out really cute. I've had this set for like 30 years!
|Ceramic Indians Thanksgiving Decorations|
|My Pilgrim Couple...and ceramic acorn....Thanksgiving Table Decor|
|Cute Table Decor for Thanksgiving|
|My cute pine cone turkey place cards|
|Placecards and Pine Cone Turkeys for my Grandkids' table|
|The link for the place cards for Thanksgiving is HERE at parenting Lee Hansen.|
|Pine Cone Turkey Craft Tutorial|
Then I made these cute pine cone place card holders. I have TONS of pine cones in my front yard every year. It's just a pom pom, wiggly eyes and 6 pipe cleaners twisted around the back of the cone. Here's how to make them; You will need...
6 colors of chenille stem
1 pine cone
2 wiggly eyes
1 medium brown pom pom
1 orange fat/skinny chenille stem (the puffy style...looks like several snow men's noses)
glue gun and glue sticks.
Wrap the chenille stems around the bottom circumference of the pine cone and twist once so you have the 2 end parts sticking out like a V. Then twist those 2 together at the ends to make one teardrop shaped loop, or like a bunny's ear around the pine cone. Do this again with a different color. Make all the loops on one side of the pine cone so they look like a turkey's feathers. I make sure the pine cone can sit level on a table too.
I start with red and do orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, the order of the rainbow. Then take a glue gun and add a brown pom pom for the head on the other side of all these cute feathers. Add 2 googly eyes purchased from Hobby Lobby or Walmart onto the brown pom pom. Lastly, add a snipped off piece of the orange fat chenille stem for the turkey beak.
They end up looking like a carrot but are perfect for a turkey " beak". Then add the place card tucked into the bottom front of the pine cone. Have fun with that!
|Here's my pilgrim couple at the entrance to my kitchen...|
It's only $18 bucks this week at Target!. You won't be sorry. It is a Super fun family game. We laugh our guts out playing it every holiday. I'll post my Thanksgiving recipes soon.