This post is sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. I was provided supplies and a gift card for incidental purchases in order to create the projects mentioned within. All content is 100% original and all opinions are 100% mine and truthful.
So, I will be the first to admit I wasn’t super excited when I got the keywords for this month’s Celebrate the Season post with Jo-Ann: Turkey Tablescapes And here’s why: the last Thanksgiving I was home for was my freshman year in college. I stayed home while the rest of my family went on our annual trip to my grandma’s because I was working retail. At my grandma’s house there are usually 35+ people there, so we’re super classy and use paper plates, plastic cups and silverware and plastic tablecloths. Who wants to be doing 3 hours of dishes anyway?!
During the year, we’re lucky if we eat at the table in our house. The poor design has the dining room behind the kitchen wall and it’s just more effort to set and clear the table each night than we usually put into it. We usually dine at the island in our kitchen, and not in the formal dining room. So decorating the table is almost laughable in our house. Admittedly, it’s kind of my craft table. In desperation of a great tablescape, I went to Pinterest and wound up with overwhelming frustration. Tablescapes are sooooo very not my thing. I’m the cheap, quick and kid-friendly kind of crafty. There’s no way I can pull off a gorgeous tablescape like the ones I saw on Pinterest. So, I decided to do a kid’s table tablescape so I didn’t feel so very out of place.
There are three crafts on this tablescape: no-sew place mats, turkey napkin rings and turkey name cards. All are easy and quick. I’ll do the place mats today and the other two in the next couple days, so as not to overwhelm you and keep this post from being so long your fingers fall off from scrolling.
– Turn the place mat right side out. Press with a hot iron. You glue will melt again, so don’t leave the iron too long or it will seep through the fabric and get on your iron. Just enough to press them. Let your no-sew place mats cool.
That’s it. Simple and easy peasy. I’m thinking I’ll try to find something to do with them, since we won’t be using them as actual place mats at our house (Ha.) A car caddy for Big J maybe? He loves the green fabric…
You can use this coupon to save some moolah on your own Thanksgiving projects (or any projects!) until the end of the month. Need some inspiration? Check out the Craft Catalog and the Celebrate the Season site for lots of great project ideas.