I love Thanksgiving.
Though I think it’s easy to overlook. It’s kind of wedged in between the awesomeness that is Halloween and Christmas – and it seems like gets left out of the decorating fun a lot of the time.
I mean really, how many turkeys can I put up in the house?
Not too many.
Plus – I’m all for a reminder to slow down and Be. Thankful.
We are so so blessed. I know I need to be reminded of that sometimes.
Since it’s been eons (sort of) since I did a printable, I thought it would be fun to make some up for Thanksgiving.
These are easy peasy to put up - just print, trim and pop in an 8 x 10 frame, and you have an instant Thanksgiving decoration – and a little reminder to be thankful.
I designed these to have a simple mid-century modern kind of feel – and I have three versions for you!
Click on the image below to open a PDF version. Then you can save and/or print from there.
This are sized at 8 1/2″ x 11″ so you’ll need to trim them down to 8″ x 10″ to fit in a frame.
As with all printables here – these are for personal use only for Flamingo Toes readers.
Please don’t redistribute these or sell the files, or sell the printed artwork. Thanks!
So I’d love to know – how much Thanksgiving decorating do you do?
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So I thought I’d show you my Thanksgiving Mantel.
It’s not anything amazing or magazine worthy (lol) but I’d love to know what you think. Let’s discuss design shall we?
After the Halloween Mantel – I wanted something a little simpler – more subtle. And normally I am all about color – but I felt like using a more muted color scheme for this.
Greens, Ivory, Copper, that sort of thing.
Here’s the full view:
Let’s look at some closeups. :)
My big giant Twine “M” is back. LOVE. I found a copper pot at Joann’s and stuck some green hydrangeas in it. The spools are wrapped with yarn from my stash.
You might think that I embroidered my little Be Thankful Always Sign. Nope. Found it at the Thrift Store for $1. :)
I have a cute little green birdie and some more thread spools wrapped with coordinating yarn for him to watch over.
Kato is having fun rolling them off onto the floor. Every. Day.
Here’s one of my questions. Giant Rug Beater on the left side? or no? You can scroll up to the full mantel to see it without.
I kind of like the balance of something tall but not sure if this works or not.
My little hurricane is a dollar store vase taped to a dollar store candle holder and filled with buttons. I wrapped it with pretty green felt ribbon.
My twine pumpkin came from Target a few years ago, along with the wreath in the center. I picked them up on Clearance. Score!
I like it. I’m just not 100% sure about it. Make sense?
Does it need something more?
Keep in mind - it’s coming down in 4 days to make way for Christmas awesomeness. lol.
I’d really love to hear what you think though - Simple and Pretty? Or simple and boring? ;)
Do you decorate for Thanksgiving?
There are some Thanksgiving ideas floating around here from last year that you might have missed – so I thought I’d do a little refresher!
This little Embroidered Give Thanks Art is the perfect way to write down what you’re thankful for!
The glass makes a perfect Dry Erase surface, so you can add and change the ideas out all month long.
These Thanksgiving Chalk Cloth Placemats are perfect for littler ones who can’t write out what they’re thankful for. They can draw it!!
They make great placemats for the Kids Table at Thanksgiving too – while they’re waiting for the big meal.
(These also work for impatient adults. :)
We also had some fun Printables last year -
The Get Your Pie On Printable, in three colors (there is also a cranberry version):
And a series of matching Dinner Table Buffet Labels! There are 12 labels in all!
I hope you found something you like!
If you have a Thanksgiving post/craft/recipe, I’d love for you to comment with a link!
It would be great to see what YOU are making for Thanksgiving!