Hi there! I'm Amy Kingsford and I'm excited to be here Thanksgiving Week sharing creative ways to express, reflect on and celebrate gratitude.
This November was an especially busy one for our family. And as a result I got a really late jump on my Thanksgiving Day crafting. But luckily I did find a little bit of time over this weekend and some fun, yet simple decor ideas to help me dress up my family's Thanksgiving Day experience.
If you're feeling like a bit of last-minute crafting, yourself, there are plenty of ideas out there that are quick and easy and can be completed while you're catching up on the latest episode of your favorite tv series or waiting for your dough to rise!
I completed all of my decorations in a single evening and was inspired by this feather cut file (which I used in all three projects) and some feather decor ideas I found on Pinterest. Below I've shared my inspiration for these projects as well as my own final results.
I love the simplicity of this simple paper garland on Etsy:
So to make my own banner I cut my feathers from vellum and kraft paper using my Silhouette. I hand-painted the tips of some of my vellum feathers and splattered paint on others in aqua, ivory and gold acrylic paints. Then I hung the feathers from twine using mini clothespins.
I thought these simple place cards would coordinate perfectly with my feather banner:
So I cut some small feathers from both kraft and gold vellum using my Silhouette. I hand-painted the tips of my kraft feathers with blue and ivory paint and stitched down the center of my vellum feathers with my sewing machine. I wrote the names of my guests using a fine point Sharpie pen and then arranged the feathers in a small pine cone as seen in my inspiration image.
And finally I made some cute little pie boxes for my family members to take home a slice of pumpkin pie in, using this cut file from the Silhouette Store. My decoration of the pie boxes was inspired by these simple but sweet pie boxes on the Stephmodo blog.
I cut my own pie boxes from kraft cardstock using my Silhouette and then ran a double border of aqua washi tape around the base of the box. On the lid of the box I arranged a bundle of stitched die cut feathers and a fork and tied everything together with a piece of jute.
Our Thanksgiving will certainly be a lot more festive with a few decorations and I'm thankful for all of the inspiration out there that motivated me to try a few of these projects.
Tomorrow I'll be sharing a round up of Thanksgiving layouts, so if you get a chance amidst all of the holiday hoopla, stop by for a look. I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving!