We are now officially in the final countdown as we prepare for Thanksgiving and I am going big as this is the first time in years we are going to have a crowd. Food is figured out and so I have mentally moved on to decor. While I have a ton of decorations for Haloween (my husband’s favorite) and Christmas (my favorite) there is a lack of anything holiday related in my house when it comes to Thanksgiving. A couple leftover pumpkins that I have from Halloween are still out but that is a pretty pitiful excuse for Thanksgiving decorations.
I am desperate and don’t want to spend a ton of money so I am going to pull the oldest trick in the book. I am going to have my kids make stuff. Here is the plan:
• The Mayflower – the craft store sells heavy duty sheets that are almost like a plastic like foammy thing (that is a technical term.) We are going to use these foam sheets into a 12 inch long Mayflower tall ship.
• Turkeys for the table – The Martha Stewart website has a project online where you trace leave patterns on to cork board squares and then cut them out to use as hot plates. This project is great, but why should I stop at leaves. We have found a turkey pattern so we will be making turkey trivets for turkey day.
• Leaves – We are going to use the Martha Stewart pattern to cut leaves out of construction paper. We will then work as a family to write things we are thankful for on all the papers before stringing them up to make garland.
Well, that is all I have come up with so far. I will post pictures, assuming it works out the way I picture it in my head… lets be honest. You will never see pictures.