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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