In our house, we have an annual tradition called “Pre-Thanksgiving”. In October, as soon as the temperatures starts to drop the pumpkins are popping up everywhere, the leaves are changing, the sweaters come out, and everyone in our home starts craving turkey, but they don’t want to wait until Thanksgiving. So, we have a mini pre-Thanksgiving where we prepare our tried and true annual recipes and try out a few new ones to see what will make the final cut come the big day. In addition to planning the menu, we also start planning the decor, the most important of which is what will be embellishing our table. Of course we could always go out and purchase napkin rings and our centerpiece, but I love how creating our own holiday decor personalizes our table. Plus, the time spent together creating them creates memories as well.
Paper crafts ideas can add to the look and feel of your Thanksgiving table. The textures created by paper crafts are perfect for the leaves, feathers, and gourds that define autumn decor. As the hostess, you will have your hands full between planning and cooking, so these paper crafts are all easy enough to create in an afternoon. They would make the perfect family project to complete together!
Thanksgiving Paper Crafts for the Hostess
Paper Crafts For the Table: From napkin rings to the table runner, paper crafts can be incorporated into almost all of your Thanksgiving tabletop decor and place-settings. Fear not if you are the holiday hostess and feel your plate is already full because these are easy projects that use supplies and tools you already have on hand!
DIY Favors and Treats: Don’t let your friends and family leave empty handed! In just a few minutes you can create individual favors for them to take home, and many of these paper craft ideas can even be personalized and then used as place cards as well. I love a project that multi-tasks!
Comment below and let us know, what is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.