Thanksgiving Inspiration: Five Craft Ideas For Your Feast – Silhouette America Blog

Thanksgiving Inspiration: Five Craft Ideas For Your Feast

Hey, sunshine! Thanksgiving is almost here, and you know what that means – turkey, stuffing, football, family, and friends. And of course, lots of leftovers 🙂

I thought I would share a little Thanksgiving inspiration with you today to give you a head start on any last minute crafting. I found some great DIY craft ideas here on the blog for Thanksgiving. These projects are bound to brighten up your holiday feast, not to mention your guests oohing and aahing at your crafting skills.

They don’t take too much time to make, either, and that’s always great around this time of year. Ready? Here we go!

Stamped Leaves with the Silhouette Mint™

Thanksgiving Inspiration: Leaves

Who knew Thanksgiving decor could be so easy and beautiful? Just head outside and find you some pretty leaves to stamp with the Mint. Melissa has a great tutorial on how to do this, and you can find it here. You can stamp different shapes or text to customize your leaves to match the rest of your holiday home. Sprinkle them on your table, around lamps, or even loosely tucked inside a glass container – the possibilities are endless!

Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Decor

Thanksgiving Inspiration: Pilgrim Hat

You can find Kelly’s post on this colorful pilgrim hat here. The best part of this project is that it’s all one file. No hunting for embellishments required. Simply cut it out from your favorite papers, put it together, and place them around your home. Of course, for a little extra something, you could do what Kelly did and add some pearl gems to the center of the flowers. Or, outline the leaves with glitter glue. There are many ways to add a little sparkle to your project.

Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

Thanksgiving Inspiration: Teacup Centerpiece

Are you into vinyl projects? They are super popular right now, and this table centerpiece by Brittany is a snap to make if you are pressed for time. The great thing about this project is the letters are cut from Silhouette’s Matte Vinyl, which can be removed once Thanksgiving dinner is finished. How cool is that? You can find Brittany’s post here!

Thanksgiving Place Cards

Thanksgiving Inspiration: Place Cards

Of course, the table wouldn’t be fully dressed without place cards. You can find these lovelies by Jessica here. They are a simple solution to avoid confusion for guests (and as Jessica notes, mystery dishes), and the clean and simple look will complement any decor you have. It’s a cinch to change out the cut shape if, say, you’d like a pumpkin or a turkey. And, you can use any font you like for names. I bet you can create a whole set of these in thirty minutes or less!

Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie Box and Labels

Thanksgiving Inspiration: Leftover Packaging

Ah, yes. Leftovers. When everybody has finished eating, had their nap, and watched the game or parade, it’s time to pack up the leftovers. What better way to save space in the refrigerator than to send some home with your guests? This post shares a lovely alternative to over-wrapping plates: a sweet pie box and labels for food containers. You could have each guest pack themselves a lunch for the next day, and you won’t have to worry about eating turkey for a week. It’s a win-win situation.

Note: the pie box shape is no longer free, but you can still pick it up in the Silhouette Design Store.  

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by to soak up a little Thanksgiving inspiration – from setting your table to sending your guests on their way. I hope you give these projects a try and your Thanksgiving turns out to be the best one yet.

Do you have holiday projects you plan to make? Leave a comment below to share more Thanksgiving inspiration!

Niki Coursey

Hi, y’all! I’m Niki from Cardstoq and I love all things crafty, colorful, and CaS (clean and simple)! I live in San Antonio, TX with my husband, two kiddos and a plethora of pets. I’ve been making pretty things as long as I can remember. As a kiddo in Newfoundland, Canada, I used to spend my money at the tiny craft store next to my grandmother’s house. I graduated from pompoms and popsicle sticks to scrapbooking, but that quickly morphed into quilling and then to handmade greeting cards. I first discovered the magic that is my Silhouette CAMEO about a year into cardmaking, and I have never looked back. When I’m not crafting, you can find me relaxing in the backyard, searching online for the latest card challenges, or taking an interesting online course. I’m currently trying to teach myself hand lettering and how to improve my writing. I am so glad to be a part of Silhouette America’s design team this year and I look forward to sharing projects, ideas, and inspiration with all of you!

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®

Silhouette Curio™

Silhouette Mint™

Silhouette Portrait®


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