Last-Minute Thanksgiving Crafts!

Pilgrim Hat Place Card Holders for Thanksgiving

I know that we are all in the Thanksgiving Crush- so I’ve rounded up some Thanksgiving Crafts you can do a few hours. Or better yet, get the whole family involved! I’ve included some videos for you to get you going, as well! 1. Pilgrim Hat Table Settings using Recycled K-Cups!  Recycle AND hide a little tasty treat. This video shows you how: 2. Decoupaged Candle Centerpiece! Use some pretty paper napkins and craft this up in a jiffy! 3. Place […]

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Place Card Holders using Recycled K-Cups

Pilgrim Hat Place Card Holders for Thanksgiving

I love to make special place settings for holidays- and it helps me gently communicate to my guests where I’d like everyone to sit. And with these Pilgrim Hat Place Card Holders for Thanksgiving, I can recycle AND share a little after-dinner candy, too! How fun is that? I was inspired by the Frosty Hat Ornaments I made last year. But for this version, I wanted to make it really kid-friendly & extra “recycle-y.” (Is that a word? It is […]

Acorn Crafts Round Up


Earlier this week I shared a tutorial for an acorn ornament…. ….. I kind of fell in love with acorns all over again. It doesn’t matter if it LOOKS like an acorn, is MADE from acorns, or has a PICTURE of an acorn- I’m loving it! So I put together a list of some awesome Acorn Crafts you will adore! An InLinkz Link-up Enjoy these crafts and make sure you pin them so you’ve got them for next year!

“Surprise” Acorn Ornaments or Gift Boxes

DIY "Surprise" Acorn Ornament. It opens to reveal a small gift or hidden message! Full video tutorial on

Today I have a great tutorial for you! It’s not yet Thanksgiving so I’m not “completely” in holiday mode yet.. but I AM thinking about hostess gifts and decorations that would work for Thanksgiving, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah OR Christmas. (That’s a tough order to fill, right?) Well, these acorn ornaments are that “shabby glamorous” look that’s big right now, and it can be used for ANY fall or winter celebration. Note: this is a sponsored tutorial and the links below […]

Review it & DO IT! Spooky Goblets using Krylon Frosted Glass Effect

Spooky Goblets using Krylon Frosted Glass Effect

I love to decorate for the different holiday seasons-and I especially love making crafty items for our parties and family get-togethers. (And Halloween crafting is my FAVORITE!)  But what if you don’t want to *store* all of those decorations and supplies? Well, then make something that you can re-use for the next season, of course! And today I’m going to show you how you can use Krylon Frosted Glass Effect to make a spooky design on your goblets… and then […]

Embossed Autumn Cards using Pan Pastels

Embossed Cards Using Pan Pastels

Happy first day of Autumn! I’m not gonna lie, fall is my favorite. I like the cooler days, the crisp apples, and the happy advent of the mega crafting season! Today I have  a flash-back card for you- one I did for CraftsUnleashed back in 2011. I’m reposting it because I still kinda like it. Is it me or is is the grungy, distressed look finally winding down? So I decided to take a fresh look at that embossing folder and try […]

Holiday Place Setting Treat Boxes

Place Setting Treat Boxes from

The Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner and I’m doing some last-minute crafting and decorating. I decided that this year each person would get their name on their plate along with a little treat. I used the Candy Box Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers to create my Holiday Place Setting Treat Boxes quickly and easily! To make these, you’ll need: Candy Box Punch Board Scor-Tape 1/8″ Cardstock Twine or ribbon Embellishments of choice Small mint or candy […]

Embellished Decoupaged Thanksgiving Candles Tutorial (#TurkeyTableScapes)

#TurkeyTableScape from CraftTestDummies

We often travel over Thanksgiving, but this year we are staying home and offering the feast. It’s going to be extra-special this year as our Italian foreign-exchange student will be having her first American Thanksgiving. So of course, I’m going to make it a little extra-special with this pretty- but easy- tablescape (#turkeytablescapes) featuring decoupaged candles! These are actually VERY easy to do (and it’s not a new idea by a long shot). You could even get your kiddos to […]

“Nevermore” Halloween Lantern

NeverMore Halloween Lantern

It’s coming, it’s coming!!! Halloween, that is! And it’s so much fun to dress up the house with fun and easy crafts. Today I have an idea for you courtesy of Joann Fabric and Craft Stores- a Halloween Lantern inspired by Edgar Allen Poe. It’s really easy, too. To get started, you’ll need to take a little shopping trip. I’m lucky enough to have a Joann Fabric and Craft Store nearby, but did you know you can shop online, too? […]

How-To: Beaded Napkin Rings for your Thanksgiving Table

This post originally appeared on CraftsUnleashed while I was a design team member there. But now it’s time for you to have the crafty goodness here! All supplies were from I just realized that I don’t have ANY napkin rings for my Thanksgiving Dinner table- so I got out some supplies that I had on hand, and I’m whipping these up in a jiffy. Bonus- you can give them to the gals as bracelets to wear after the meal […]

Fall Serving Tray featuring Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints

Fall Serving Tray featuring Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints by Plaid

Last week I shared my review of the Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints from Plaid and you got a sneaky peek of a work in progress. But today you get the whole tutorial of how I transformed a “blah” glass serving dish into a lovely fall focal point! Can you believe that I found a plain chip/dip glass serving platter at an outlet for under $7.00?? And with a little Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paint and silk screens, I transformed […]

Tutorial: “Tree” Embossed Card for Fall or Winter


Here’s another tutorial originally posted on CraftsUnleashed– the “Tree” theme is perfect for fall and winter holidays. I love sending cards – it’s a nice way for me to tell some of my friends and relatives that I’m thankful for them. However, you can adapt this card to be a thank you card, thinking of you, even a fall birthday card. Let’s get started! You’ll need: Core’Dinations Cardstock- 12X12 stack in “Elements” Core’Dinations Distress Tool Darice Tree Embossing Folder Cuttlebug […]

Quick-Quotes “Fall Splendor” 12×12 Double-Page Layout Kit

Final 12x12 layout

Do you ever get stuck in a scrapbook block? Do you get so overwhelmed by uncoordinating products just stashed and tucked everywhere throughout your craft space?  You have the photos, you want to make that scrapbook page, but you just can’t find the inspiration or direction to get the job done.  Well, like a Batman beacon in the midst of your creative turmoil, Quick-Quotes to the rescue! Quick-Quotes kits come with perfectly pre-packaged and coordinated products that you can purchase […]

Thanksgiving Give-Away: Origami Book (and resources,too!)

(((Please note: this item has been given away. Thanks for visiting, and read on, anyway!))) Well, I’ve got a little Thanksgiving give away for you: a book called “Fantastic Folds: Origami Projects” by Andrew Stoker. It’s chock-full of origami animals, boxes, envelopes, and other goodies. I was into making little gift boxes for a while, and now I’d like to pass on the crafty love. If you’d like it, just leave me a comment on this post, and on Friday […]

Last Minute Hostess Gifts- Leaf Wine Glass Coasters

If your life is anything like mine, you constantly need little gifties to hand out. (Thankfully, it’s a small price to pay for someone else cooking dinner!) Anyhoo, I ran across this cute idea at CraftStylish and I’m going to get a-sewing so that I have a set of these for my Thanksgiving Hostess. (By the way, these are called coasters, but what they really are are little cozies for the foot of a wine glass. They are a great […]