Hey everybody! Can you believe it is Thanksgiving week? Gosh this year is flying by. I have mentioned this before, but in my opinion Thanksgiving and Christmas are pretty synonymous. Both holidays remind me of my Savior, my blessings and fill me with a spirit of gratitude and thankfulness. Both holidays make me want to be with family and serve others. I feel like they both work toward the same goal of helping us reach outward and become more Christlike. I have mentioned before that since this is the first year that I have a child old enough to really “get” Christmas, we are trying extra hard to keep the Savior as the true focus. After I wrote this post, I had tons of people who didn’t have a Cricut who were interested in making a DIY Nativity board, so that kind of inspired me to create these Nativity themed free printables. Anyone can print these out and stick them in a frame. I made them black and white so that it would mesh with basically any style of decor. Literally all you have to do is print and frame them.
Hey guys, Vanessa from Our Thrifty Ideas here again to share a fun Christmas printable. I realize it’s not yet Thanksgiving, but I am totally one of those people that milk Christmas for as long as possible. Tree up in November, doesn’t come down til end of January. Don’t judge, I’m just a Christmas girl thru and thru. Also, I don’t think it’s ever too early to start planning your neighbor or friend gifts for the holidays. And so today I’m here to share a fun printable that will be perfect for the girlfriends in your life. What girl wouldn’t love to be given a new cup full of chocolate and maybe a gift card to their favorite gas station to go get a DP or two!!
And to make the chocolates even cuter too, I am giving a free printable of mini candy bar wrappers. I love the mini Hershey candy bars (especially Krackle) and they are super cute; plus perfect size for gift giving.
Just download the wrappers here, then cut them out and wrap around either the holiday themed ones (for red, green, gold and silver wrappers showing) or a traditional bag and tape in place. The kids have fun helping with this, I just had to adjust them a bit after they taped them.
After I wrapped all the candy bars, I put them inside a polka dot cup, put a gift card inside, and put the cute “Eat Drink & Be Merry” tag (download it here) on the front of the cup with some shimmery wash tape.
I hope that you enjoy the gift idea, and make sure to head over here to get both of the free printables for it.
And check out these other fun posts on my site that you may love
Hi It’s Annette from Tips From a Typical Mom. I’m so excited for Thanksgiving this year. ALL of my brothers and sisters will be here. Which is a miracle since there are 8 of us and we live all over the USA. We all have our own families and have to take turns going to in-laws each year. We haven’t had a good picture of the 8 of us since I was . . . well let’s just say it was over 16 years ago. We are having dinner at my nieces house and I thought it would be fun to make the buffet table look special by making cute coordinating printables. NONE of my sisters or brothers are crafty, so it’s up to me to make things cute!
Want some of your own? I’m glad you asked. You can download them and use them too! I’m extra proud of these ones because I drew the clip art myself. Yay! These are Photoshop brushes that I sell over in my Etsy Shop. These are really cute used as a chalkboard design, invitations, photo embellishments, etc. Just load into photoshop and use as a digital stamp. So fun! I stamped these onto the “paper” and used the bucket tool to fill in the colors I wanted.
To download yours just click HERE and you’ll be taken to Google Docs where you can download them to your computer and print them.
The water bottle labels are easy. Just cut apart, put over your water bottles label and use clear tape to secure.
The place cards get folded in half from top to bottom then you write the names on them.
I don’t know how many you’ll be making, but if you are making a lot, it’s easier to cut off the tabs on the side of the utensil holders and just staple the sides on the top and middle. It would take forever to fold the tabs back and use tape if you had to make a lot. But if you are only making a few, use the tabs on the side to fold over and tape with clear tape to make a cleaner look.
Cut the utensil holders out on the line. Fold at the bottom of the design then fold over the flaps.
Tape them to secure them or don’t use the flaps and just staple them together.
Now insert a folded napkin and your utensils and you’re done!
Again, to download yours just click HERE and you’ll be taken to Google Docs where you can download them to your computer and print them.
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Hey guys, Vanessa from Our Thrifty Ideas back today with another free printable. Can you believe it’s fall already? I seriously am SO excited. Being able to wear sweaters, boots, scarves, and snuggle up with a hot cocoa is my idea of a fabulous day. Also, all of the smells in the air are divine. I seriously can’t get over the aromas that fill the house with baked goods and crockpot meals cooking during the day.
I have Jess to thank for my love of pumpkin bread lastly. She took me out to dinner for my birthday last month and we both inhaled the pumpkin bread we tried at Kneaders. I’ve been obsessed ever since. Although I LOVE the stuff from the restaurant, it can get pricy with how much my family has been inhaling it. So I’ve started making my own, and I can never bake anything without passing a bunch of it out to my friends and neighbors. [Read more...]