Holiday season is soooo great! Everyone (errr.. most everyone) gets in the holiday spirit + becomes more jolly + pleasant to be around. We get to spend quality time with friends + family that we don’t see too often. + we get to eat the most delish food! For this year’s Turkey Day, I’ll be making a healthy pumpkin pie for everyone to indulge in. Can’t wait to try it out!
Another thing I love about holidays is the DIY part. I love to decorate + put together new things around the house. It’s such a nice change of scenery.
My mother is the cutest + huge on the whole ‘Thankful Tree’. She puts a new one together every year + at dinner we all write what we are thankful for on a leaf + hang it on the tree. After dinner we go around + read them all. It’s really fun + so cool to see what everyone has to say!
This year I wanted to get crafty with some mini pumpkins (because pumpkin errrrything, am I right?!) so I decided to use them as placeholders!
Mini Pumpkin Placeholders:
- mini pumpkins
- gold metallic paint (or color of your choice but I strongly believe in the color gold)
- paint brush
- paper for tags
- glue pen
- hole punch
- wax paper
Make sure all of the pumpkins have been wiped off + are clean.
Here is where you get to be your best creative self + do what you want! I poured some paint into a bowl + went to town. I tried to make each one different. Some I loved + some I did not love as much but once you add the tags, it all comes together!
After you finish painting a pumpkin, place it on the wax paper to dry.
Next, make your tags out of any fab paper. I actually found these awesome gift tags at Michael’s so no cutting or whole punching necessary. Lucky me!
I used the glue pen (BEST INVENTION EVER <<< Thanks, Martha!) to write the word with + then covered it in glitter.
I don’t like to be bossy + I hate (with a passion) assigned seating. I think I had some traumatizing experience growing up or somethin’- like I wasn’t ever allowed to sit by my BFFs + we all know that’ll ruin a child. Jkjkjk…kinda.
So instead of using the fam bam’s names, I used words like grateful, blessed, fortunate, lucky, happy, etc. I love this idea because it serves as another reminder to be thankful for one another + the life we’ve been given (hashtag blessed)
After the lil punkins were all dry, I used the rafia to attach the tags + voila!
Super cute, eh?