thanksgiving

Matisse Inspired Autumn Mobile

by Ashley Page Norton 

I recently saw the Matisse cut outs show at the Met, and it was definitely inspirational. This simple mobile is reminiscent of the shapes Matisse used, but more directly taken from fall leaves. The warm metallics and wood tones will look beautiful over your Thanksgiving table, or just hanging around the house as the season changes.

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Gumdrop Acorn Napkin Rings DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

These pretty gumdrop acorn napkin rings are very easy and fun to make. Once you start, you will want to keep making them! Mix in any extras with other seasonal nuts or fruits as a colorful centerpiece. Warn your guests not to nibble them, or they might eat some glue. And of course, keep them well out of reach of small children. If you want, use pom-poms to make a kid-friendly version (see last pair of photos). In fact – just swap the hot-glue gun for Elmer’s or craft glue, and this would be a great craft project for kids to do too.

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Walnut Turkey Placecards

by Kathleen Ballos

It’s not too often that I use food items in crafts, but walnut shells were just perfect for these turkeys! Make these simple place cards for your Thanksgiving table – they’re super quick to make. You could even use them as cake toppers instead! (P.S. Did you know a group of turkeys is called a rafter?)

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Butternut Squash Letters Name Cards DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Butternut squash is a very versatile winter squash. It can be roasted, mashed, pureed for soups, used in muffins or bread – AND can also be used to make these pretty Thanksgiving or holiday name “cards.” They can also adorn the top of pie with the words “Save Room” or “Thankful” or really anything else your heart desires.

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Fun Thanksgiving Ideas

I’m so excited for Thanksgiving this week. I’m looking forward to spending it with my family in our new home. Here are a few of my favorite DIYs for Thanksgiving in case you need a few ideas!

Fun Thanksgiving Ideas | Oh Happy Day!

A. Alphabet Pasta Pie Topper | B. Clay Wishbone DIY | C. Metallic Leaves Table Decor | D. Geometric Paper Runner | E. Thanksgiving Leftover Labels | F. Apple Pie Topper | G. Glittered Flatware