Eight sleeps! Only 8 sleeps until Thanksgiving Day!
But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have time to make this beautiful centerpiece! (And you know what? I feel like ACORNS are totally underrated! They’re super cute, I mean right?! They need more time in the limelight, give those gourds and pumpkins a break.)
Assorted sizes of artificial acorns (AND/OR you can include real ones!)
Assorted colors of spray paint
Head outside or somewhere well-ventilated. Spray paint several, various-sized acorns. Let them dry, then rotate the acorns to spray paint the other sides. Let them dry before you add any more coats.
Repeat step 1 with the other colors of spray paints.
Assemble the acorns in the center of your Thanksgiving table, and let your guests admire them all Thanksgiving-dinner long!
I teamed up with Alicia from Slightly Stationery (Instagram here) provide you with this super cute, Thanksgiving free printable! I introduce to you all, the Thanksgiving pie wheel!
To make sure we’ve provided you with the most likely options of pies that you’ll actually have Thanksgiving Day, I researched the most popular ones, and picked 7 of them! This way you’ll have your pick of pies to customize your own Thanksgiving pie wheel!
Cut out the fork, and the pie slices that match the kind of pies you’ll be serving in real life. NOTE: The pie chart is divided into 6 pieces, so if you’re serving fewer than 6 different kinds of pie, print off another copy of the “pies” printable, and cut out additional slices of what you need. (Ex. You have 3 pies: pumpkin, pecan, and chocolatepie. So you’d print off 2 copies, and cut out 2 slices of pumpkin, 2 slices of pecan, and 2 slices of chocolate.)
If you happen to be serving all 7 kinds of pies that Slightly Stationery illustrated, what you’ll do then is cut two slices in half, and have them share a spot on the “pie chart.”
Use a pencil or pen to poke a small hole in the middle of the middle ofthe fork.
Glue the illustrated pie slices onto the pie chart. Smooth them down really well.
Use the pencil or pen again to poke a small hole in the middle of the pies.
Align the two holes, and secure the fork to the pie wheel with a brad.
Flick the fork, see where it lands, and chow down on your pie!
There’s no better holiday to use place cards for than Thanksgiving! And place cards don’t have to be boring or super formal. They can be fun and colorful! And these polymer clay Thanksgiving pie place cards are just the ticket for a fun and colorful Thanksgiving dinner!
DIY Clay Thanksgiving Pie Place Cards
Polymer oven-bake clay, assorted colors
Needle nose pliers
First, prep the floral wire. Use the wire cutters to trim off the length of wire you desire.
Use the needle nose pliers to make a swirl pattern (like in the pictures) — this is where you’ll stick the place cards, or photos or your Thanksgiving dinner guests!
Now to make the pie slices! (I made the classic pumpkin pie, and a strawberry Jell-O pink pie!)
To make the pie filling part, form a piece of clay into a thick triangle. Use a knife to cut it into a more perfect shape, if desired.
Set this aside.
Make the pie crust by flattening a piece of tan clay into a shape large enough that you can fit the pie filling part on top. Place the pie filling on top of the tan “crust” piece, and wrap a piece of it up the back (just like normal pie crust does). Use a knife to trim off any extra “crust.”
To make the whipped cream, pinch off a small piece of white clay, and roll it into a ball. Flatten one side to make the bottom, and the gently pinch the other side to make a pointed top.
To make a twisted effect, place your thumb and index finger on opposite sides, and gently twist the “whipped cream” from the base to the point.
Score the bottom of the “whipped cream.” and gently press it down on the top of the pie.
Repeat steps 2-4 for every clay pie you make.
Now stick the swirly wire pieces into the pies — yes, before baking! You can bake metal wire (and foil, for that matter) in the oven with polymer clay!
Assemble your pieces on your glass pan, and bake them according to directions (I baked mine for 45 mins-1 hour).
When they’re done baking, let them cool fully before you stick in the place cards or photos!