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
- Sewing machine (optional: helps it stay together better, but not necessary)
- Stitch veins on 3-5 leaves (or draw them on with sharpie markers).
- 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.
- Hot glue or sew the velcro to the ends of the headband.
- 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!
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
- Regular size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Icing (LWMB Blog used decorating, but any icing that stands strong is fine)
- mini M&Ms
- 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! :)
- 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.
- 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.
- Also add icing then two yellow jelly beans at the bottom of the Nutter Butter for feet.
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.
1 Shirt or Onesie
6 different prints of scraps of fabric
Piece of cardboard
Fusible interfacing (this is wonder under)
Buttons (if desired)
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!
Make this colorful seasonal wreath for less than $10!
- Start by downloading this rosette template from to cut swirl shapes out of felt.
- Tightly roll the ends of each flower together and secure them with double-sided tape.
- Arrange your rosettes on a grapevine wreath and attach them with a hot glue gun.
- Add sprigs of fall berries and secure with hot glue to complete the look.
For the full tutorial, visit Crafting Mom!
Here’s a simple and delicious “craft” from Chica Circle that you can do with the kids and give as gifts (or eat them yourselves!). Stop over at Chica Circle for the visual tutorial on these cookie pops, then also do the cute recycled aluminum can craft in the picture! Would be a great addition to the cookie pops to give as a gift!
Ingredients & What You’ll Need:
- chocolate (brown) and red candy melts
- candy corn
- popsicle sticks
- wax paper
- Oreo cookies (chocolate or vanilla)
- Candy pearls
- Melt chocolate candy melts in a bowl for one minute and stir until smooth. Dip one end of lollipop stick in melted candy and stick in center of sandwich cookie.
- Place on wax paper and let cool in refrigerator for 5 minutes until hardened.
- Either dip cookie into melted candy or use a knife to spread on all sides of cookie. While chocolate is still soft, arrange 8 candy corn pieces along edge starting at the top on one side.
- Finish arranging all 8 candy corn pieces all the back of one side and place on wax paper, candy corn side down.
- For face, place one candy corn sticking up in center for beak. Place two candy pearl dots for eyes. Let harden in refrigerator again for 5 minutes.
- For the turkey’s wattle, place a few red candy melts into a small ziplock bag. Melt for about 20-30 seconds and squish in bag until smooth. Clip one end of bag and squeeze a tiny bit on one side of the candy corn. Let harden.