Thanksgiving is one of the biggest family holidays of the year. Here are some great Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Crafts -
Hair bows have always been an attractive accessory to
wear on any occasion. Thanksgiving is no exception. If
you love making hair bows, here are a few suggestions
for Thanksgiving hair bows which may be helpful in
creating a unique and beautiful accessory for you and
your daughter to wear on this special day.
Depending upon the outfit you are wearing on
Thanksgiving, you can choose wide ribbons in the
following colors: white, orange, or ivory. Black would
be more appropriate for an adult. Choose satin ribbons
since they are classic and elegant as well.
Next, decide what ornament you wish to place in the
center of the bow. For Thanksgiving, you may want to
choose one of the following: autumn leaves, a
cornucopia, or a large sunflower. Next, tie the satin
ribbon into a large bow. Find another ribbon of lesser
width to place under the centerpiece of your choice. For
example, if you are wearing a large sunflower, you may
want to buy light brown ribbon and cut two pieces, make
an X shape and glue or staple it to the center of the
satin ribbon. On top of the brown ribbon, the large
sunflower would be glued.
Depending upon the centerpiece you choose for your satin
ribbon, you can choose among a variety of different
color ribbons to highlight the piece. For a cornucopia,
you can add red, green or whatever enhances the piece.
Use a hair clip to attach the bow to your hair or that
of your daughter.
Here’s another suggestion. You can decorate your
Thanksgiving table by placing the bows at the bottom of
the tablecloth and spacing them about 3 inches apart all
around. If you have a particular color scheme, you can
make hair bows that reflect the colors in your dining
room or mix and match them to your table wear.
Thanksgiving is not only a time for thanks, but creating
an elegant look to your table will make it more special.
Don’t forget to take pictures for your scrapbook, too!
Hair bows have been utilized for every day wear, evening
wear, and exotic wear. No matter what the color, it adds
a touch of class to anyone’s entire outfit. This
Thanksgiving, check out the satin bows at your craft
store, along with centerpieces they have on hand. You
and your daughter will have a great time creating
Thanksgiving hair bows.
Thanksgiving Craft: Necklace and Bracelet
When we were young girls, we were fascinated with making
bracelets and necklaces using beads in all shapes and
sizes as well as their brilliant colors. Today, your
kids can make a necklace and bracelet for Thanksgiving
One trip to your local craft store is all that is needed
to begin the process of creating necklaces and bracelets
at home. Choose a leather cord and a variety of beads in
all shapes, sizes, and colors. Then put the cord through
each bead until you have the desired look. Follow this
same process for both necklace and bracelet.
In the old days, shoelaces were used. You can do the
same as well. Choose black or white shoelaces, which are
easier to push through the hole in the beads, and tie a
knot at both ends and you have a lovely necklace or
Perhaps your kids would like to use some of your costume
jewelry instead of beads. If you have several loop type
earrings, you can make a lovely bracelet from those as
If you kids would like to make “sweet” necklaces and
bracelets, they can use lifesavers which come
individually packaged. Pick up the variety bag, and the
kids can have a great time making candy necklaces and
bracelets as well.
Here’s another fun idea. How about using elbow pasta to
make a necklace and bracelet? The kids can use sharpie
pens in different colors and really make unique and
colorful jewelry. Of course, there is the traditional
popcorn bracelet and necklace but how about using
caramel popcorn to add a bit more color?
Does this bring back fond memories for you? Well then
join your kids in making these necklaces and bracelets
for Thanksgiving and proudly wear them. Snap lots of
pictures for your scrapbook and remember the important
thing is to have fun creating jewelry using unique ideas
and items around your home as well.
Thanksgiving Craft: Greeting Cards
There are cards available for just about every holiday
out there, and Thanksgiving is no exception. But who
wouldn't love receiving a handmade card as a keepsake?
With a little creativity, imagination and time, you can
create wonderful cards for family and friends. There are
quite a few techniques and mediums that can be used to
create cards from the heart. Children and adults alike
can have fun making the cards.
One of the simplest Thanksgiving cards to create is the
standard "hand turkey" that can be cut out and glued to
either folded construction paper, card stock or even
scrapbook paper. This is a great project to do with
younger kids. First, trace your child's hand on a piece
of paper, being sure to have them spread their fingers
as far apart as they can. Make it dimensional, by not
gluing the finger feathers down. Use a pencil to curl
the feathers, so that they stand out off the paper a
There are many rubber stamps available in holiday
themes, sometimes combined in kits. Different inks,
embossing powders and paper can be combined to create
unique looks, even when you use the same stamps.
Practicing on scrap paper before making your final
product can sometimes provide ideas that you might not
have thought about, such as overlapping the same stamp a
couple times, with different colors, offset a bit. This
particular technique provides a shadow effect.
Stencils are also a simple way to make a nice design on
your greeting cards. Using either stencil brushes or
sponges can give you totally different looks. Playing
with different layouts such as overlapping things can
allow you to create many different and unique designs.
Stickers can also be used to create simple cards or can
be combined with other mediums. There are many kinds of
stickers including those with metallic accents. There is
enough variety of stickers that make it easy to create a
nice scene on the front of the card complete with
turkeys, Pilgrims and Indians. There is also a lot of
free clip art available in graphics programs and online.
Many of which can be printed on sticker paper or on
regular paper and glued in place.
By using some scrapbooking techniques, you can create
some very artistic looking cards. Layering different
kinds of paper together, changing angles, ripping edges,
etc. will allow you to create an almost old fashioned
look. Accenting it with stickers, paper cutouts or other
details will give your card some wonderful finishing
If you know calligraphy, or someone who does, hand
lettering can really set off a handmade card nicely.
Even if you can't do calligraphy, there are many nice
fonts that can be found on your computer. Print the
words out on a nice paper, cut out creatively (scrapbooking
edge scissors are great for this) and glue onto your
Even if you feel like you have no artistic talent at
all, there are many options available to make card
making easy and enjoyable. As with most handcrafted
items, it doesn't have to be perfect. That's what makes
it special; they are made with love, not mass-produced
in a factory. So try your hand at a handcrafted card
this Thanksgiving and let your loved ones know how
thankful you are they are in your life.
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