Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving treats and table

Hello everyone! Happy almost Thanksgiving! Today is a fun post because I am also posting over on the Paper Crafts Connection blog! Haven't been there yet? I will wait until you come back.

thankful acorn jar with Technique Tuesday by Kimberly Crawford

I know Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but I wanted to share some of the fun projects that we have been creating for our table. And my son being able to help me is the best part about these projects.

I wanted to have acorns to decorate the table, but sadly, I could not find any that I wanted to use. But I did find these super cute treat acorns on Pinterest! And my family loves chocolate. Loves. Their love is legendary. Seriously.

thankful acorns by Kimberly Crawford

Acorns:
  • Nutter Butter Minis
  • Hershey Kisses
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Chocolate Frosting
Apply a small (tiny, minuscule) bit of frosting to the base of the kiss. Place it on the cookie. Let sit for a few minutes to set up. Add a tiny bit of frosting to the mini chocolate chip (I know, crazy, right?) and place it on the top of the cookie. 

I am not telling you how many of these my son and I ate during the trial and error period...

thankful acorn jar cu with Technique Tuesday by Kimberly Crawford

To continue the table decorating, I placed the acorns inside a glass jar. (They might lose their mini chocolate chips, but I am guessing no one will complain.) The patterned paper leaves were die cut and stamped with I Give Thanks from Technique Tuesday. The banner and sentiment are also Technique Tuesday. Use some twine to tie them to the jar. Quick and easy. And yummy!

give thanks chalkboard by Kimberly Crawford

One last project...loving all things chalkboard and gold, I created these mini frames. The wood is an ornament from Michael's that I spray painted gold. The chalkboard is Chalkstock adhered to the back of the wood frame. I wrote the words with a white gel pen. I like it, but I am considering cutting vinyl with a cool font instead. Guess that gives me something for next year!

Be sure and stop over to the Paper Crafts Connection blog because I have a give away, along with some more table decorating ideas. I will be sending a prize package off to some lucky reader, full of fun goodies from my stash. Leave your comments there to be entered.

And it is the last Wednesday of the month, which means its Go-To-Gal Designer Challenge day! I am out this month with our trip and a sick little man, but be sure and check out the rest of the amazing team!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

3 comments:

mamichelle said...

Wow, this looks amazing! Your cookie treats are adorable!

Little Yellow Birdie said...

so cute & a yummy treat! I'd love to give something like this as a hostess present.

maria f. said...

Those look like THE yummiest little treats. How fun.