Thanksgiving is one of my very favorite times of the year! I love the fall season, and I love getting together with family to share a delicious meal. I love seeing the table all set up and ready for the meal as well. Ever since I was little, I’ve loved Place Cards. When I was young, my mom would make some fun little nut cup place cards. Today, I’m going to show you how to make these fun Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards.
Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards Supplies:
- Jillian Dot Assorted Pack 6×6 (Raspberry, Roasted Pepper, Parsley, Aqueduct, & French Roast)
- Kraft 80 lb. Cardstock Smooth
- Neutral Assorted Mini Tags
- Sand-It Gadget
- 1 1/2″ Circle Punch
- 3/4″ Circle Punch
- Mini Metal Bucket
- Bamboo Skewers
- Styrofoam block
Step 1. Using the 1 1/2″ circle punch, punch out three circles of the Kraft Cardstock and three circles each of the Jillian Dot papers, use the Sand-It Gadget to a lightly distress the top of the dots.
Step 2. Fold the Jillian Dot papers into thirds, making the top slightly larger than the bottom. These are your feathers.
Step 3. Line up your feathers, put a small amount of adhesive on the bottom of the feathers.
Step 4. Place your 1 1/2″ Kraft Cardstock circle over the top of them. Punch a 3/4″ circle out of Kraft Cardstock, use the pen to draw the face. Use adhesive to attach to the front of the turkey.
Step 5. Cut a small piece of styrofoam to fit the bottom of the bucket. Trim the skewer to be the height that you’d like it, and insert into styrofoam.
Step 6. Slide the Turkey onto the skewer. I just put the skewer into the little pocket that was created by folding the Jillian Dot circles. I used the middle “feather”. Write the name on the Mini Tag, and tie it around the skewer with some twine. Place in bucket, use a filler to fill bucket. I used these decorative balls. You could use shredded/crinkle paper, nuts, or candy.
Step 7. Now you are all ready to set your table! Everyone will be so excited to find their name!
Grab a friend or two and make up a bunch of these. They will be loved by all on Thanksgiving day.
As the holidays approach, it’s fun to start planning and creating those special little things that make a hand-crafted celebration. In my family, we usually have small favors for each of our guests. I’m always hunting for ideas that are cute, but aren’t too expensive or too time consuming to make. Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get a jump start with these adorable Turkey Treat Holders. Won’t these look fabulous on the dinner table?
Turkey Treat Holder Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Core’dinations Heavyweight 80 lb. Kraft
- Core Essentials Brights Cardstock
- Sizzix Writing Desk Die
- May Arts Ribbon – 7/8″ Solid Ivory Check AKB14; 5″ Tulle 471-5-28; 1/8″ Burlap Cord SP-10
- Fiskars Fuse Die Cutting Machine
- Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry
- Small Clay Flower Pot
- Punch Bunch – Large Pear Punch
- Tim Holtz Mini Fasteners
Step 1. Die cut feathers. With this die, I was easily able to cut 4 layers of paper at a time.
Step 2. Add ribbon around the lip of the pot.
Step 3. Glue the feathers.
Step 4. Hand draw turkey body. Cut out.
Step 5. Punch a pear shape to create the turkey’s wattle. Snip a triangle for the beak. Use buttons and brads to create the eyes. Attach to flower pot.
Step 6. Wrap treats in tulle. Tie with burlap cord and place in flower pot.
Hope this helps make your holidays even happier!
I know we have been giving you all sorts of Halloween Inspiration but today we are switching gears to something to be thankful for!Some truly gorgeous pieces from Designer Jennifer Edwardson that will make your Thanksgiving truly memorable. Thanksgiving in Canada was a few weeks ago but due to our three blog swaps, we are a bit behind on the blog. You can never complain about not enough inspiration around here, that’s for sure!
And Jennifer created this Thankful Frame using TONS of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core!
You need to see these close-ups!
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