Easy Thanksgiving Crafts
I super dislike crafting. By the time I buy all the supplies and carve out a couple of baby-free hours and then completely botch the thing, I swear the next time I’m just going to the store and buy the stupid thing. So when the Dollar Tree asked me to show you all some crafty-goodness from their store, I decided this thing needed to be easy. Super easy. Meaning didn’t cost a bunch and really hard to mess up.
Here are 3 crafts to jazz up your home this Thanksgiving.
I saw these leaves and knew they would yield some crafty-awesomeness. They have wire inside, so they hold their structure, which means you can really make them do what you want. I used a circle floral foam and wrapped it with raffia so my audience wouldn’t notice if there were holes.
Next I just started shoving the wire into the floral foam, making two layers. You could use the fake winter vegetables to create a focal point at the top or bottom, but I didn’t have any floral wire (and using nails to stick them in seemed like overkill). Instead, I just placed them on the plate — it looks nice and can be used next year or for another craft.
This could also be hung on your front door with a Christmas wreath holder.
Cost: $7 (and I didn’t use some of the supplies I purchased)
Time spent crafting: 15 minutes
How about another centerpiece? The Dollar Tree had a great selection of coordinating silk flowers. Best part? This centerpiece can be used for Christmas as well.
I’m not a huge fan of fake flowers, but I think that’s because they’re usually covered in dust when I see them in other people’s homes. Dust-free they look pretty nice.
Again, I used floral foam, used some clippers to separate the flowers and leaves, and started shoving them in. I used 7 flower bunches, but it might look even better with 9-10. The Dollar Tree has a nice selection of candle holders that can be used in the middle or you can just leave it empty.
Time spent crafting: 20 minutes
Lastly I decided to do an easy (and inexpensive) take on a thankfulness activity. I just grabbed a square candle holder at the Dollar Tree (can also be used in the middle of the above wreaths), filled it with clearanced candy corn, and wrapped a nice ribbon around it. I punched out some leaves with construction paper (you could also just cut out squares), wrote what we’re thankful for, and stuck them in with a bamboo skewer that I already had in the kitchen (the Dollar Tree has toothpicks and skewers that would work).
I also picked up some battery-operated tea lights to put in my hurricane holders (Amazon has these too). I’m a huge fan of these — no chance of burning the joint down and the little kids can walk around with them. The Dollar Tree has some nice tall candle holders that would make a great backdrop for this thankful tree, but I wanted to show you how easy and inexpensive it is to modify your existing decor to celebrate the holidays.
Cost: $4 (not including the candy corn)
Time spent crafting: About 3 minutes
Getting your home looking festive for Thanksgiving doesn’t have to cost a bunch, nor does it require advanced-Pinterest skills. And it definitely doesn’t require a glue gun.
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