13 Thanksgiving Crafts and Decoration Ideas

Turkey Day Ideas - crafts and decor projects for Thanksgiving

Yes, I know Halloween is right around the corner and I haven’t even finished my son’s Minecraft Spider costume, but my mind is skipping over to Thanksgiving already and I’m planning out our Thanksgiving meal. In addition to planning out the meal, I also want to include a few handmade crafts and decor ideas to the table and home to create a festive time for everyone! I’m already eyeing those rice krispy treat corns and our pinecone turkeys for the kiddy table dessert.

Turkey Napkin Rings - the perfect adornment to your holiday table

A few years ago we also had great response to our turkey napkin rings as well. They aren’t just for the kiddy table either! The adults enjoyed them as well.

We’re also going to help set up a fun Thanksgiving meal for my son’s school so we’ll be using a few of these crafts as things the kids can do after their party. Keeping things simple and creative will make them even more excited about what we have in store. Plus their parents will have a cute momento from that year’s holiday.

Pinecone Turkey Placecards play kids table

13 Thanksgiving Crafts and Decoration Ideas

Yellow Inspired Thanksgiving Table from Made with Happy

Disguise a Turkey from Create-Celebrate-Explore

Easy Thanksgiving-Themed Rice Krispies Treats from Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care

Thanksgiving Treat Boxes from Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care

Pine Cone Turkey Craft Place Cards from The Simple Parent

Grateful Turkey Box with Printable Note Cards from About A Mom

DIY Hanging Turkey Hands from JadeLouise Designs

Fun Ways to Eat Healthy For Kids During the Holidays from Simmworks Family

Turkey Craft for Little Kids from Family Food and Travel

Handprint Thankful Trees from Adventures in Wunderland

DIY Thanksgiving Hot Wheels from Desert Chica

Thanksgiving Place Cards – Free Printable from Home Cooking Memories

Thanksgiving Humor: Turkey as it was never meant to be from Still Blonde After All These Years

Do you decorate the home for Thanksgiving?

Updating Our Home: How To Decide On Flooring

Today we’re sharing how we decided on the flooring for our home. With help from Mohawk Flooring, this sponsored post features tips on what to consider when making flooring decisions. We’re also sharing about the Mohawk All-American Sale & Sweepstakes.

Updating Our Home How To Decide On Flooring

As the little miss gets closer and closer to crawling, one thing is on our minds: flooring. When we moved into our new home a year ago we knew we wanted to change things up and update the existing flooring but we wanted to wait a bit to get a feel for exactly what we wanted. Now that we’ve lived in the home for a while we know exactly what we want and are saving up to create the home of our dreams, flooring and all.

We’ve gone to check out flooring quite a few times and have finally decided on what we’ll be doing. Since we have to do this in stages, we’ll focus on the downstairs first.My big change will be to take out the carpet in the living and family rooms as well as the hallway to the bedrooms. Then I want to update the carpeting in the downstairs bedrooms, the stairs, and the upstairs rooms to SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet. After our experience with our SmartStrand bound carpets, we know that this product is perfect for our family. Luckily, Mohawk is having a sale!

Updating Our Home How To Decide On Flooring - consider pets and children

How To Decide On Flooring

  1. What Room Are You Updating? – Consider the room the flooring will be in and what you’re using it for. Also consider who will be walking on it. Since we have a dog and small kids, that factors into our decision making. In high traffic areas like our hallways and living/family rooms, we need something that’s durable and easy to clean. In the bedrooms we prefer to have the soft, plush feel of carpet to step on when we wake up. 
  2. What Type Of Flooring Is Best? – Now that you’ve decided what type of flooring you want in your room (carpet, hardwood, etc) you can now narrow down what’s best for that room. Just like the factors you took into consideration when choosing what would go best in the room, you’ll also consider those same things when deciding the specific flooring you get. Also consider the warrenty on the flooring you choose as well as the expected life of the flooring so you know when you’ll need to replace it. 
  3. What Other Colors Are In The Room? – Once you have the type of flooring picked out, now it’s the fun part! Deciding on color/pattern. The biggest deciding factor for me with color is looking at the color palette of the room it’s going in and determining what color would look best. But don’t just go by a small sample square. Most flooring stores will have someone come out with a few large samples so you can see what the color will look like better than those small squares. 

Updating Our Home How To Decide On Flooring - consider colorscape of the room

Mohawk All-American Sale

Mohawk is proud to offer select flooring that’s made in the USA, and they’re celebrating all things homegrown with an All-American Sale and Sweepstakes. ThroughAugust 31st, Mohawk is offering a $500 coupon to use towards some of their most popular made-in-America flooring. This includes styles of SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet and ArmorMax hardwood.

Have carpet in your home you’re looking to replace? Or looking for a great rug for one of the rooms in your home? Consider SmartStrand Forever Clean; it’s the only carpet with permanent protection from stains and soil, featuring Nanoloc technology for quick and easy spill cleanup. We LOVE our SmartStrand carpets! And hardwoods with the ArmorMax finish are up to five times more wear-resistant than similar flooring and include a 50-year warranty on the finish. With little kids in the home, durability is key in flooring. 

Register here to receive the sale coupon, along with a list of your closest participating retailers.

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Photo Courtesy of Mohawk

 

Mohawk All-American Sweepstakes

For the chance to save even more on new flooring, enter the All-American Sale Pinterest® Sweepstakes. Running August 3–17, one Grand Prize winner will receive an extra $1,000 off their flooring purchase, and one First Prize winner will receive an extra $500 off. Register here for the sweepstakes.

Now for the fun part: to complete your entry, just create a board on Pinterest® called “My All-American Dream Home,” and pin your favorite made-in-America home products or American-inspired images and tag all the pins with both #MadeInAmerica and #MohawkAllAmerican.

Need help getting started? Find inspiring pins on Mohawk’s All-American boardA winner will be announced on or about August 21.

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Photo Courtesy of Mohawk

 

You can follow Mohawk on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ for more flooring inspiration.

Where will you install your new flooring if you win?

DIY 3-D Dinosaur Wall Art

This shop featuring a DIY 3-D Dinosaur Wall Art tutorial has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProjectAmazing #CollectiveBias

DIY 3-D Dinosaur Wall Art

A few weeks ago we were perusing IKEA in search of… honestly I completely forget what. But I’m sure it was something we needed. While we were there we also found a nice duvet, a rug for right by our sliding glass door, and a set of 3 geometric canvases that my son desperately wanted. Turns out the canvases were on clearance so all we had to do was figure out what we wanted to do with them.

My son didn’t want to paint over them. He loved the triangles and the colors. So we had to think of some way to incorporate the triangles into our idea. I went with him into his room and looked at what we already had going on. Some large canvas pieces from Pottery Barn Kids (clearance, of course) with a rocket on one and a t-rex on the other, his 1 year cake smash photo, and the cross stitch his great aunt made him with his birth date and stats on it.

Then I looked down and saw what he had on the floor. Dinos spread out everywhere…

DIY 3-D Dinosaur Wall Art - dinosaur toys

And the idea popped in my head! Those triangles were going to turn into volcanoes and a few extra dinos from the dinosaur box would add to the scenery. But how to attach everything together? Do I cut open the dinos? Use glue?

I really didn’t want to make a mess everywhere. Especially since the kids wanted to help out. So I kept it simple. I grabbed some Command™ picture hanging strips and Command™ Clear Hooks as well as some Scotch® Permanent Double Sided Tape to adhere the dinos onto the canvas.

The Command™ picture hanging strips would be the perfect way to layer the canvases on top of one another to create a 3-D effect. Plus, if we ever wanted to display the 3 canvases seperate, there’s no worry about ruining the canvas underneath.

Here’s how I did the rest:  

DIY 3-D Dinosaur Wall Art - supplies needed

DIY 3-D Dinosaur Wall Art

What you’ll need:

  • 3 square canvases with sawtooth mounting
  • a handful of small dinos and greenery
  • paint or paint markers
  • green puffy paint
  • Scotch® Permanent Double Sided Tape
  • Command™ picture hanging strips
  • Command™ saw tooth picture hangers

DIY 3-D Dinosaur Wall Art - painting canvasesDIY 3-D Dinosaur Wall Art - paint grass

What you do:

  1. On the canvas, paint out the scenery you want for your dinos. As I mentioned before, we turned our triangles into volcanoes by adding tops to each volcano and some lava spurting out with an orange paint pen. I outlined one of the triangles I painted in with puffy paint to make it stand out.
  2. Once the mountain scenery is dry, add grass by using the puffy paint. You could also use regular green paint to do this but since everything else is 3-D I think the puffy paint gives it a nice touch.
  3. After the grass is dry, figure out where you want to mount the dinos. Then add pieces of the Scotch® Permanent Double Sided Tape to each dino and mount onto the canvas. 
  4. Next up, grab 4 sets of Command™ picture hanging strips (8 strips total) and put each set together. You’ll hear them connect together with a satisfying click. Once each set has been clicked together, remove the backing on one side and add two to the left edge of one canvas (the one you want to be on the right hand side), and add the other two to the right edge of one of the other canvases (the one you wnt to be on the left side). 
  5. Now remove the backing from all 4 sets and set the third canvas on top of the other two overlapping the edges by the width of the Command™ picture hanging strips.
  6. Using the Command™ saw tooth picture hangers, mount the canvases to the wall where you’d like to hang them. 

Tada! Now you have fantastic 3-D Dinosaur Wall Art to display for all to see. 

DIY 3-D Dinosaur Wall Art - command stripsDIY 3-D Dinosaur Wall Art - add tapeDIY 3-D Dinosaur Wall Art - attach dinos to canvas

Command™ Brand provides damage-free hanging solutions for a wide variety of uses for your craft projects. Their products hold on strongly, remove cleanly. That way I don’t worry about damage to my walls, holes left in random places, or a mess left in it’s place. Find more inspiration for amazing summer project ideas here.

Now shoppers no longer have to search Walmart for these 3M products, as they are now available in the crafting aisle. Both Scotch® Brand and Command™ products are available in this aisle at Walmart. I found mine near the adhesives!

Command and Scotch products at Walmart

DIY 3-D Dinosaur Wall Art - simple and easy to make

Where do you find inspiration when crafting?



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