Recipe: Mini Pumpkin Pie Sliced Cookies

By Jess on August 27th, 2015

Mini Pumpkin Pie Sliced Cookies Recipe

Make these adorable fall & Thanksgiving themed treats that are the perfect size for snacking! They’re also pretty simple to make.

What You Need:

  • Circle cookie cutter
  • Pumpkin orange 20-second icing
  • Stiff-ish crust colored piping icing (You may have to mix ivory with a little bit of warm brown}
  • Stiff white piping icing


  1. Cut circles out of cookie dough (sugar or whatever you choose) and cut into pie slices. For these in the picture, it is a 4″ circular cutter. The size of the circle you choose will change the size of the “pies” you make. Then bake as directed and let cool.
  2. Flood the wedges with the pumpkin orange icing and let dry.
  3. For the “crust” on top, use a #101 tip near the left corner of the cookie, thin side up. Use a loose M shape until you get to the other side. To clean it up or make it look sharper, use a toothpick.
  4. To make the “dollop of whipped cream” on top, use a star tip with a #16 or #18.
  5. Put on a Thanksgiving serving tray that you can make for less than $2, and voila! A cheap and delicious Thanksgiving gift for friends and family.

Thank you to Sweet Sugar Belle for the great cookie decoration idea!

Homemade No-Sew Fall Leaves Headband

By Jess on August 26th, 2015


Want to get a little festive before Thanksgiving? Make these adorable and SIMPLE Fall Headbands — No sewing is required! Kids will love making these to wear for Thanksgiving.

What You’ll Need:

  • Pre-cut felt leaves from art supply stores (or you can use different colors of felt and cut yourself)
  • Embroidery floss and a needle (optional, or draw the veins on with a sharpie)
  • Felt (for the headband)
  • Glue gun
  • Velcro
  • Sewing machine (optional: helps it stay together better, but not necessary)


  1. Stitch veins on 3-5 leaves (or draw them on with sharpie markers).
  2. Measure your child’s head and cut the headband out of felt. Make sure it’s about 4″ tall and leave about 2″ of overlap for the velcro. Fold over in half and hot glue or sew the headband together.
  3. Hot glue or sew the velcro to the ends of the headband.
  4. Hot glue the leaves however you’d like to the front of the headband. Use many different colors and leaf designs to make it super unique. Stitch on if you’d like for extra support.

Thanks to Make Life Lovely for the great idea!

DIY Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies

By Jess on August 25th, 2015

nutter butter turkey cookies

How cute are these Turkey cookie creations? These would be fun to make with your kids as a “craft” to do before Thanksgiving to bring as a treat to your family meal or as a treat to eat later this month. Thanks to Life with Moore Babies for the tutorial (visit the site for a step-by-step visual tutorial and pictures of her adorable babies!)!

  • Nutter Butters
  • Oreos
  • Regular size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Icing (LWMB Blog used decorating, but any icing that stands strong is fine)
  • mini M&Ms
  • jellybeans


  1. Place icing on the back of a peanut butter cup and stick it to a Nutter Butter. Then using more icing to hold them in place, stand both the Nutter Butter and the peanut butter cup up on an Oreo.
    Note: If you are doing this activity with kids, have them choose their own colored candies! It will make it more “theirs”. Messy is fun! :)
  2. Now, add 2 mini M&Ms for eyes, an orange jelly bean for the beak, and a red jelly bean for the waddle on more frosting.  
  3. Then squirt icing across the top of the peanut butter cup, so you can add jelly beans for feathers. Each of the blogger’s turkeys had five feathers.  
  4. Also add icing then two yellow jelly beans at the bottom of the Nutter Butter for feet.  

Easy DIY Kids’ Turkey Shirt

By Jess on August 24th, 2015


Don’t go to Etsy and buy your kids a shirt to wear at Thanksgiving! Instead of paying $30 per shirt, you can make this adorable 2-sided turkey shirt for just a couple of dollars. You can personalize it with different colors and add a bow for a girl if wanted.

Supplies Needed:
1 Shirt or Onesie
6 different prints of scraps of fabric
Piece of cardboard
Fusible interfacing (this is wonder under)
Turkey Template
Buttons (if desired)
Sewing Machine
Damp towel


1. Iron the fabric onto the template and cut them out. Leave 1 of the designs of fabric as the turkey’s body.
2. Peel the fabric from the interfacing and arrange as you desire.
3. Place a piece of cardboard between the 2 layers of shirt and a damp towel on top of the turkey and iron everything well.
4. Stitch around the feathers and body. Add buttons for the eyes, stitches for feet, and a piece of cloth for a beak if you want to add more detail.

Thanks to Dwellings By DeVore for the directions and cute picture!


DIY Easy Fall Rosette Wreath

By Jess on August 22nd, 2015

fall colorful wreath

Make this colorful seasonal wreath for less than $10!

Here’s how:

  1. Start by downloading this rosette template from  to cut swirl shapes out of felt.
  2. Tightly roll the ends of each flower together and secure them with double-sided tape.
  3. Arrange your rosettes on a grapevine wreath and attach them with a hot glue gun.
  4. Add sprigs of fall berries and secure with hot glue to complete the look.

For the full tutorial, visit Crafting Mom!