Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Pinterest Inspired Thanksgiving

I got the opportunity to host Thanksgiving this year!  That made me so excited!  I was not responsible for all the cooking which made it stress-free.  I don't think I am quite ready to cook a turkey yet.  Maybe one of these days.  But I did get to work on making things cute with our big girl and son.  We had so much fun preparing little details to welcome our guests!  

And wouldn't you know...Pinterest came to my rescue!  

I found this paint sample turkey that came from Lizard & Ladybug blog and thought it was so stinkin' cute!  Simple and kid-friendly.  Perfect.  

pic via Pinterest and originally from Lizard & Ladybug
We picked up a bunch of fall-colored paint samples at the hardware store and I let the kids go to town making turkeys.  I loved seeing what they came up with.  My three-year-old son's turkey in the middle makes me smile.  He wanted wings and a hat rather than feathers!  LOVE it.  

Next up were these cute place cards made with felt that came from the Sheek Shindigs blog and originally inpsired by Pottery Barn.  So adorable.  And all you really needed was felt, hot glue, and sticks.

pic via Sheek Shindigs
I wanted to use supplies already on hand and floral foam was not one of them.  This meant that our little ships would lay on the plates instead of stand up.  Oh, well.  I still loved them.  We used popsicle sticks and I let my big girl write all the names with a red marker.

Finally, there was a turkey onesie that I couldn't stop staring at because it was one of the cutest things I had seen in awhile.  The pic on Pinterest said it originated from The Happenings of the Hermanns blog.  My friend, Jill also made an adorable turkey onesie for her sweet baby that she shared on her blog, Barnes Yard.  SO cute.  

pic via Pinterest & originally from The Happenings of the Hermanns
My baby girl had an old onesie that was almost too small.  I found fabric scraps, cut out a turkey and feathers, heat and bonded them on, and sewed the edges.  So fun!  I added buttons for eyes as the final finishing touch.

And I ended up making big sister a matching turkey shirt too!

It was such a fun and happy Thanksgiving!  Hope yours was too!

Thank you, Pinterest.  Did you all use any ideas from Pinterest for your Thanksgiving decor?  I would love to know!

Oh, and you can follow my boards here if you want to! 

Happy Tuesday!


Elisabeth November 29, 2011 at 7:02 AM  

Cute ideas. I did a Mayflower boat one year but I used construction paper for the base and a skewer to hold the sails. I got the idea from Martha Stewart.

The t-shirts you made are adorable. I cannot believe you just whipped those up. That would take a lot of thinkin' and figurin' for me to actually do something like this.

Great job!

TBonesMom November 29, 2011 at 9:30 AM  

I love when little kids like to show off their handwriting...it makes those Mayflower boats that much more special.

And those turkeys shirts are pretty darn cute!

Florida Life November 29, 2011 at 11:42 AM  

adorable turkey onesie!!! Love it!

Jill@Barnes Yard November 29, 2011 at 11:04 PM  

The turkey shirt turned out so CUTE! I'm thinking my little man needs a neck tie shirt now! :)

Alyssa December 1, 2011 at 1:18 AM  

As always, I am in awe of your hosting/party planning/etc skills. Everything is adorable!

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