Fall Craft: DIY Thanksgiving Table Centerpieces

I am not the most creative person out there, but thanks to Pinterest I don’t have to be.  While looking for Thanksgiving decoration ideas, I came across this beautifully themed Thanksgiving centerpiece idea.  Not only do I love the way it looks, but I also love how easy and inexpensive it is to make.  This is something that would look great on matels, coffee tables or even dining room tables.  Thanks My Heart’s Desire!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • hurricane vases (or whatever you have) of differening sizes
  • 2+ bags of corn kernels
  • candles
  • artificial fall leaves
  • jute, twine or ribbon of your choice

Here’s how to make it -> DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece Tutorial


Fall Craft: Autumn Leaves Placemat

Here is a great way to enjoy the changing leaves of fall with your children.  It all starts with taking a family walk to collect leaves and then heading home to create these placemat masterpieces.  Thanks for the fantastic idea Candace Creations!

Here’s what you need to make these: 

  • fall leaves
  • contact paper

Here’s how to make them -> Autumn Leaves Placemat Tutorial 


Fall Craft: Puzzle Tree

This fall puzzle tree is a great craft to help transition your kiddos from their Halloween candy comas into a Thanksgiving state of mind.  My husband is Canadian while I am American and I am always trying find a way to sort of bridge our two Thanksgivings.  Canada’s is the same day as Columbus day (beginning of October), which means we have about a month between the two holidays.  I found this craft a little too late for this year, but next year I am going to do this puzzle tree, only use bigger puzzle pieces and have our tree be the length of a wall instead of a piece of paper.  Then, every day or so between Canadian Thanksgiving and American Thanksgiving,  we will sit as a family and say one thing we are each thankful for.  We will write them on our puzzle pieces and place them on our tree.  By the time American Thanksgiving rolls around we will have quite an amazing Thanksgiving Tree!  Thanks for the idea PBS!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • brown paper bag (the kind you use for a bag lunch)
  • construction paper (we used blue for the color of the sky)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • puzzle pieces
  • red, yellow, orange and green paint
  • paper plate
  • paintbrush
  • fork

Here’s how to make it -> Fall Puzzle Tree Tutorial

Halloween Craft: Eyes in the Bushes

This is a quick family craft that can be done Halloween night or really any time leading up to it.  You simply take toilet paper rolls (something we all have), cut eyes in them, place a glow stick in them, and then when it gets dark place them in your bushes and on your lawn and it looks like this:

You can get the glow sticks at your dollar store, so this is a budget friendly idea, too!  Thanks for the super creepy, super fun idea Thrifty Crafty Girl!


DIY Halloween Costumes: Super Heroes and a Pink Owl

Are you and your kids still trying to figure what to dress them as for Halloween?  Here is a solution that would make just about any young boy happy… Superheroes!  What little boy doesn’t want to be a superhero?  This great tutorial from Martha Stewart makes it easy to customize these costumes so your child can be any superhero he wants to be.  There are tutorials for capes, shirts, belts, masks, and cuffs.  Even my little girls would think this was pretty cool.  I’m pretty sure that after seeing this,  one of my kiddos will be begging to be Storm from the X-Men.

Here’s what you need to make the cape and shirt for this costume:

  • Alphabet Templates
  • Lightning Bolt Template
  • Planet Template
  • Star Template
  • Felt or sparkly paper, holographic metallic-effect film, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, in Silver-Shine
  • Small sharp scissors
  • 36-by-36-inch piece of polyester satin (or T-shirt)
  • 24 inches of 1/2-inch chromspun grosgrain ribbon, 5/8 inch, in Neon Orange and Gray
  • Fabric glue, such as Magna-Tac
  • Safety pin

Here’s how to make it -> Superhero Costume Tutorial



If superheroes aren’t really your kid’s speed, then how about this adorable owl costume made from a hoodie?  This DIY costume is no-sew, and fairly inexpensive to make.  Thanks Pure Joy Events!

Here’s what you need to make this costume:

  •  a pink hoodie
  • pink and cream fleece (felt will work too)
  •  white glue
  • package of black and orange foam masks (purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts)
  • one sheet of regular copier paper
  • one sheet of white cardstock
  • 1 rosette

Here’s how to make it -> Owl Costume Tutorial with Templates

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