Well are you fed up with all these last-minute Turkey day ideas?! Well you could make this bunting to say anything really, so get off my back! I JOKE I KID. This is another tutorial I did for Minted’s new blog Julep. So you can check out the full tutorial here!
And if you’re holding out on me with the Turkey t’s and Turkey butts, DON’T! Please send them my way so I can post them tomorrow.
I’m very thankful for all of you and the love you show me on my blog! I have more to say on the matter but I’m super sleepy at the moment. So just be mentally prepared for that.
The sexy mamas at Small Fry blog asked me to make a backdrop and a table cloth using my turkey stencil. I of course said, YES! BUT…sorry ladies, no time to make two! I literally made this while packing to head out of town for Camp Mighty. So if you think you don’t have time before T-day, well, you’re wrong. Haha.
How to make a Thanksgiving Photo Booth Backdrop/ Tablecloth
1. The table cloth is from Wal-mart. It was about $12. You could also easily make a tablecloth from scratch, but like I said, I was SUPER pressed for time.
2. I cut out 10 of my turkey stencils from freezer paper…this took me about 2 1/2 episodes of Nashville. I LOVE NASHVILLE!
3. I placed my table cloth on the floor and spaced out my turkeys. I did 4 rows: 3 turkeys, 2 turkeys, 3 turkeys, 2 turkeys (3+3+2+2=10) man, that took some brain power.
I’m SUPER excited about this DIY! It’s my first contribution for Minted’s new blog called Julep. I made this a while ago and I’ve been dying to share it with you! It’s quick and inexpensive enough that you totally have time before Thanksgiving to get it done!
As you can see the larger acorns have chalkboard paint on them. Gigi has been LOVING them all month. She likes to put the glitter acorns in a pile, and the chalkboard acorns in a pile. I find the little piles all over the house. She also loves swinging the acorns by their stems. I was worried she would break them but they’ve really held up!
The chalkboard acorns would also work really well as place cards and a distraction at the kids table (or adults!).
A friend of mine from high school (actually we went to elementary school together!) just opened this Etsy shop The Sweet Petite and it’s fabulous. And for $15 these beauties are too good to pass up!
Well that and the fact I’m pregnant. (almost 15 weeks)
I love how gender neutral the patterns are. And I adore black and white! I just ordered the arrow one. I’m going to keep it for myself because I’m selfish, but also I think it’s the perfect gift. Because even if I don’t have time to hand make a gift, I still love giving something that’s handmade. So be sure to check out The Sweet Petite!
P.s. There are some great DIYs for swaddle blankets, like from my girl Mer Mag, but sometimes you just want to buy something. RIGHT?
As a fun litte side note, my friend Vanessa who started the store is also the very woman that I was an accidental bridesmaid with at close friend’s wedding. More on that here. Ah! Good times.
One thing we wanted to promote with our book is that our crafts are very customizable. You can use our ideas and patterns to make things your own. We filmed 10 videos with 10 AMAZING bloggers to do just that.
We gave each blogger a sneak-peek of the book, and then asked them to choose a craft to try. The bloggers then got to have a crazy craft day and film a video with Susan and me! It was so much fun. I only wish I would have been able to craft more, but Susan and I were filming most of the day. Oh the life!
This week some of our bloggers posted their videos with their versions of our crafts from A Hip Handmade Holiday, and also shared some thoughts about handmade gifts. Here’s a list of the lovely ladies who posted this week!
For me the most thrilling thing in the world is when people use my ideas to make something they are excited about. It’s the whole reason I do what I do. And on that note! I hope if you ever make one of my crafts you share it with me! I get so giddy!