November 28, 2013
Wishing you and your family a Thanksgiving filled with laughter, joy and memories! Want a last-minute idea to make the most of time spent with those you love most? Get these free printable Thanksgiving Conversation Starter Cards to kick-start the day! Happy Thanksgiving from the team at Plaid!
November 8, 2013
This tablescape done with Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage looks straight out of a magazine but is actually super simple to DIY! Kirsten on our design team came up with these pretty projects that work great to transition your table into fall and Thanksgiving. Using burlap fabric and basic plates, she used lace trims and and paper cut-outs to create this look for the season. We’ve got the how-to on our inspiration site, and you can easily get all the craft supplies in the Plaid online shop, too.
November 6, 2013
By Handmade Charlotte
Can you believe that Halloween is already behind us and Thanksgiving is almost here? Time to transition those un-carved pumpkins, leftover gourds, and collected leaves into something for the table. Get kids excited about the holiday by involving them in these five easy-to-make crafting projects—they give kiddos something to do on cool, wet days and provide you with more handmade goodies for guests to enjoy on the big day!
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November 4, 2013
Did you love waking up this morning after the time change yesterday? With the end of Daylight Savings Time, fall is truly in the air! We excited about the fall colors and texture in these festive harvest projects done by our friends Cathie & Steve. They give us the full step-by-step on how to create these four projects:
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October 22, 2013
Are you already thinking about entertaining this fall for Thanksgiving and beyond? We are! With November just 10 days away, we’re sharing some inspiration for fall entertaining with these four simple DIY place card holders. They’ll add an elegance to your tablescape and are great for mediating where guests sit to help facilitate the conversation flow.
Cathie & Steve used Stiffy Fabric Stiffener to make these easy, reusable leaves. Dress them up or down with your choice of linens, too!
Use these board game inspired place cards made with chalkboard paint from In My Own Style year round!
Transform a few clothespins into glam gold place card holders like this easy idea via Centsational Girl
The Sugar Plum Sisters dress up quirky gourds with Martha Stewart Crafts® Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint in Gold.
November 20, 2012
There are only a few days left to the most foodtastic holiday of the year, Thanksgiving. While many of you are preoccupied with preparing your menu, don’t forget to dress your table. We have a quick and easy project from Cathie and Steve that will be the perfect addition to your table setting. Create a fun napkin ring with a Podgeable shape and scrapbook paper. With this project you can get as creative as you’d like, and use a variety of different scrapbook papers. It only takes a few supplies, which are listed below, to make these napkin rings. To see the complete instructions click here.
- Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes – Designer Shapes
- Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
- Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Hand drill or Acrylic Punch
Fall themed scrapbook papers
Felt fall leaves
November 15, 2012
As we draw closer to Thanksgiving, many people this time of year begin to think of all they are grateful for. Perhaps it’s your family, friends, jobs, health, or all of the above. This year we would like to show you a creative way to give thanks. Express your “gratitude attitude” with this burlap wreath full of sentiment. Jane Chandler, a freelance designer, made this wreath. Hang this on your front door to remind yourself, and your guest to give thanks this season for all they hold dear. Instructions and materials needed are below.
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 938 Licorice, 679 Turner’s Yellow, 2249 Pueblo, 951 Apple Spice, Matte Mod Podge, Plaid 1 ½” Letter Stencil – #30579, 20mm spouncer brush
Lo-temp glue gun, 16” straw wreath, Scissors, ¾” flat brush, Unfinished wood circles (six 2” and four 3”), Jute twine, Scrapbook papers in Fall colors (ours were purchased at Hobby Lobby-Paper Factory brand), 1/4 yard sage green burlap, 1 ½ yard tan burlap, foam plate for paints, water, craft knife (or small scissors), cutting mat
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November 13, 2012
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, before you know it your little ones will be out of school and home looking for something to do. Crafts are a great way to keep any kid occupied. One project you can help them make is this Paper Turkey Roll. This project is great for kids to make for the Thanksgiving dinner table. It is a simple project that will not take all day to complete. So break out the Mod Podge and a few other supplies, and let your kids get creative. Below are all the materials needed, along with their instructions. Aside from this project, what other crafts will you have your kids make this Thanksgiving?
Mod Podge-CS112973 Super Gloss
Toilet paper roll, Burlap, 2 ½” Paper Mache ball, 15mm wiggle eyes, 2-12×12 back polka dot scrapbook paper, 2-12×12 camping plaid scrapbook paper, 2-Yelloe geometric scrapbook paper, Scissors, Hot glue, Scrap of red tissue paper
- Using Mod Podge, apply the burlap to the toilet paper roll and the Paper Mache ball. Allow to dry. Trim off excess. Hot glue the head to the paper roll.
- Mod Podge the backs of the matching scrapbook papers. When they are dry apply a coat of Mod Podge to each side and let it dry completely.
- Cut out the different size feathers as shown. Cut the feet and beak out of the yellow paper.
- Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the red tissue paper and crinkle to make the snood.
- Hot glue the feathers to the back of the turkey, starting with the smallest feathers.
- Glue the beak, snood and eyes to the head as shown. Glue the feet to the bottom.
November 6, 2012
The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun, and there are only a few weeks left to finish your crafts. To get your home ready for this festive celebration we wanted to share with you this adorable project. This embroidery turkey would be a great addition to any home. Kindra Boroff designed this project using Apple Barrel paint and a few supplies. This is an easy craft to create, and it is right on trend. Embroidery hoops have been a popular surface to craft with for the past few months. Click here to see all the various embroidery hoop projects on Pinterest. Below are all the materials you will need, and their instructions. Enjoy!
Apple Barrel-20504 Black, Plaid Stencils-30502 7×10 Blanks
8” embroider y hoop, 4” embroidery hoop, White burlap, 15mm wiggle eyes, Cocoa stiffened felt, Orange stiffened felt, Silver grey stiffened felt, Gold felt, Red felt, Hole punch, Hot glue, Scissors.
- Using the stencil blank and hole punch, create a polka dot pattern. Stencil the polka dots in Black onto the burlap.
- Paint the 8” and 4” embroidery hoops with Black.
- Insert the polka dot burlap into the 8” embroidery hoop. Hot glue the ends around the back of the hoop. Insert unpainted burlap into the 4” embroidery hoop.
- Cut the feathers from the felt using the pattern. Cut notches into the feathers. Cut the beak, snood, and feet from the felt.
- Hot glue the small hoop onto the larger one covering the hardware of the large one and turning the small hoop to the side to where the snood will cover the hardware.
- Hot glue the feathers to the back. Glue the eyes, beak, feet, and snood as shown.