Happy Thanksgiving 2011

I was trying to think of something fun to help sass up our Thanksgiving table.  With so many possible crafts to try, I decided to try my hand at creating name plates for each table setting.  IMG_1098
Lets get started!
Chalkboard spray paint
Wooden shape of your choice
Hot Glue
Candy Sticks (you might have a better idea that this)

Step 1: Spray paint your wooden pieces.  I did a couple of coats just to be an over achiever… hah.IMG_1084
Step 2: Admire your spray painting skills—first time I haven’t had drips of paint dried to a project! (skip this step if you are already a spray paint pro)
Step 3: You will rub the side of the chalk along your surface (per the instructions on the chalkboard paint)
Step 4:  Rub off the chalk to see the surface you will be writing on~
Step 5:  Select the colors you want for your feathers and glue them on the backside of your wood.
Step 6:  I also glued another wooden disc on the back so that it was the same on both sides.  In addition, I used candy sticks and broke them apart to create my ‘stand’, but there are probably better ways to do this.  Add a glob of glue, and add your sticks in a triangle position.
Step 7:  Based on my candy sticks as my stand, I had to find something to prop them up while they dried in place.
Step 8:  Add the names of your guests!
Enjoy your festive name plates for Thanksgiving!
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Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!! I’m so thankful for my family & friends and everything that God has provided!  God Bless ya’ll!!  xoxo

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Emmy said...

Very cute idea! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Jenna said...

That's adorable!!! love it!

Cherished Bliss said...

So cute!! Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving!

becca said...

how cute Happy Thanksgiving :-)

dottie said...

I love these!!

TaraR said...

What an adorable idea! I'll have to remember this for next year!

Happy Thanksgiving,
Your newest follower :)

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Very cute! I love ideas like that--I think it just makes the day more special. And I would be admiring my fine spray painting work as well. :)

Hope you're having a great holiday weekend!

Amanda @ 2LittleBugs said...

Love these.. What a cute and creative idea. :)

Amanda @ 2LittleBugs said...

Love these.. What a cute and creative idea. :)

Heather SettingforFour said...

Hey girlfriend - I am featuring your name plates today on my blog: http://www.settingforfour.com/2012/10/need-some-thanksgiving-holiday.html
Thanks for linking it up :)