DIY Thanksgiving Shirts

DIY Thanksgiving Shirts

November 5th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Can you believe it’s already November? These shirt designs by Charynn Olsheski from Pineapple Paper Co. are definitely helping us get over our post-Halloween blues! These shirts perfectly embody one of the best of Thanksgiving day! Family time, turkey, pie, turkey bowls followed by lots of napping! Thanksgiving can be a great day with family and we are sure there is someone in all of our families that would be perfect for each design!

DIY Thanksgiving Shirts
DIY Thanksgiving Shirts

No matter how chilly Thanksgiving morning can be, the Turkey Bowl always seems to be one of the highlights of Thanksgiving! We love this design because you can customize the number and name on the back. Put it on a sweatshirt to make sure everyone stays warm during the game!

Click here to create: Turkey Bowl

DIY Thanksgiving Shirts

We love a good turkey trot around here. It’s a great way to start the day and something the entire family can do! This turkey trot shirt would be perfect for any 5k or race you are doing before eating turkey and pie! With our SportFlex Iron-On with StrongBond ™  Guarantee, make these designs perfect for a Turkey Trot or Turkey bowl. After all, like the shirt says, we will run for pie!

Click here to create: Will Run For Pie

DIY Thanksgiving Shirts

Thankful for pie…. Honestly, SAME. Few things can beat pie with fresh whipped cream on Thanksgiving. Even thinking of it makes me want to wear this shirt every day! For all those fellow pie lovers out there, I see you!

Click here to create: Thankful for Pie

DIY Thanksgiving Shirts

Isn’t this the perfect shirt for a teenager? We all know how much our teenagers can eat (and sleep!). We love this shirt design because it is clever yet simple!

Click here to create: Football.Turkey.Nap.

We hope you love these shirts as much as we do! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, making these shirts is the perfect way to get in the Thanksgiving spirit!

DIY Thanksgiving Shirts
Last Minute Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

Last Minute Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

November 17th, 2017 • Contributor: Kayla Brasher from Kayla Makes

Hey party people! Kayla here, and today we're talking turkey. I love Thanksgiving. I love the preparation, the gathering of loved ones and the amazing food. It also officially marks the start of the holiday season!

Today, I'm showing you some last minute Thanksgiving ideas that you can whip up in no time with the help of Cricut.

Festive Home Decor:

Printable Art

I super duper love using printable art as home decor. You can change the look of a room instantly just by updating the artwork. This punny print is available right in Design Space. All you have to do is print and pop it in a frame. Instant gratification at its finest!

DIY Thanksgiving Pillow

Throw pillows are a girl's best friend. They become even better when you can completely customize them. How awesome is this pillow by The Happy Scraps? She used glitter iron-on to make it extra sparkly and I'm digging how it turned out.

For The Dinner Table:

Name Card Napkin Rings

These name cards/napkin rings are so classy. I love the look of the black ink on the natural kraft board plus the contrast against the white napkin. Perfection. Your guests will think you had them custom made!

Thanksgiving Place Mat

Customized placemats are a great way to dress up the Thanksgiving table. All you need is a little iron-on and this cute "give thanks" cut file from Design Space. Also, I recently got the new EasyPress and it has made my iron-on projects an absolute cinch! If you're in the market for a heat press, I highly recommend it.

Thanksgiving Table Runner

Once again, you can quickly transform a boring table runner into a customized centerpiece for the dinner table. Those gorgeous little leaves are done with Cricut's foil iron-on. It adds just the right amount of holiday sparkle.

For The Kids Table:

 

Crayon Holder by Cricut

How cute is this crayon holder from Design Space? What an easy way to keep the kids busy while you enjoy the Thanksgiving feast. It also makes a great keepsake since you can look back over the years and see what all they were thankful for in the past.

Pinecone Turkey Craft

Oh my cuteness! How awesomely creative is this little guy? Jen over at 100 directions makes it super easy by providing the print then cut file for you. I can't wait to make these with my 4-year-old.

Post Dinner:

Punny Pie Stencils

I love using my Cricut for unexpected things. These pie stencils are totally unexpected and totally cute. Cardstock and a little powdered sugar are all you need.

DIY Leftover Boxes

Of course, we all need a way to take home an extra slice of pie for later. Tasha over at Designer Trapped has it covered with these leftover boxes. I may need to make quite a few so I can take home a smidgen of everything!

Don't forget, if you want to have easy access to these type of projects join Cricut Access. For as low as $7.99/month you will have access to over 30,000 designs + you'll receive 10% off all purchases made on Cricut.com and Design Space.

How have you incorporated Cricut into your Thanksgiving planning? Leave a comment below!

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Thanksgiving Meal Accessories tutorials

Thanksgiving Dinner Accessories to Make This Year

October 3rd, 2017 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

If you are looking for some easy ways to dress up your Thanksgiving dinner, try making one of these fun accessories. I am especially in love with the Thankful Crayon Holders. What a cute way to teach children about being thankful! It's also fun for guests of all ages to get the opportunity to be a bit creative.

Thankful Crayon Holders

Step 1: Cutting Out Your Pieces and Writing/Scoring

Open up the project and follow the instructions to cut out the different parts. Insert the pen and stylus when directed.

Step 2: Prepare the Holder

Create the envelope by folding where the scoring lines were made and glue the flaps. Place the orange piece and crayons inside the white envelope.

Hanging Leaf Branch

Created by Michelle Edgemont

Step 1: Print Then Cut the Leaves

Load up the watercolor leaves and follow the instructions to print them out on the cardstock, then cut them out with your Cricut.

Step 2: Attach the Leaves

Use the clear tape to adhere a leaf to each strand of baker's twine. Place the twine evenly across a straight twig and tie them on.

Step 3: Add the Natural Twine

Tie the other twine to each side of your twig so that you can hang it on the wall or above your table.

Felt Bow Napkin Rings

Step 1: Cutting the Materials

Go to the project in Design Space and follow the instructions to first cut the leaves out of cardstock (StandardGrip), then the felt on the StrongGrip. If you use the Cricut® Maker, you will not need to add a stabilizer to the back.

Step 2: Assemble the Leaves

Use the hot glue gun to make the leaves thicker by attaching three of them together.

Step 3: Make Your Bows

Fold the felt to make the bow shape. Glue so it will hold together.

Step 4: Insert Leaves and Napkin

Take two of your leaves and glue them to the bow on the inside. Once that has dried, add your napkin and voilà!

Which project will you make this Thanksgiving? Let us know below!

Ready! Set! SET! Here Are a Few Tips and Tricks for Setting a Memorable Thanksgiving Table!

November 4, 2016 • Contributor: Contributor: Andrea Greco

Oh, how I love a dinner party. We've all been to memorable ones. There are the kinds that are memorable for good reasons: lively conversation, charming guests, interesting table decor, fun music, tasty food, favorable lighting, etc. Those are the kinds of parties we want to attend. Those are the kinds of parties we want to host!  Then, there are the parties that are memorable for the not - so - good reasons: long, awkward silences, that weird cousin that showed up, paper plates and kid's table status at the age of 24, your uncle's refusal to upgrade his stereo system because his-8-track-player-still-works-and-Slim-Whitman-is-good-listening-for-everyone-so-stop- nagging-me-about-it-already, that Jell-O mold that never solidified, etc... 

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