Fall Fun for the Family

Monday, November 5, 2012

With Thanksgiving coming up fast, it’s great to know there are some simple projects available to busy families that we can whip up quickly!  Get this kids involved in these easy projects, and your holiday decor will be ready to display and enjoy in a single afternoon.

Make this Thanksgiving Felt Bunting (posted by Vanessa at Celebrations.com) in a flash using leaf cut-outs, clothespins, twine and a bit of embroidery floss.  The running stitch veins in each leaf are easy to work, and once the embroidery has been completed, simply glue the leaves to the pins and clip to string secured to a wall, the fireplace or other furnishings.

Another family-friendly project is this adorable turkey made by Gwenny Penny using burlap-covered embroidery hoops for the body and colorful scraps of felt for the tail and other features.

To give the turkey more detail, you can add embroidery to the feathers (similar to the leaves above), or add buttons, trims and other accents.  Use small hoops and make one to grace each place setting on your Thanksgiving table, or make a large turkey using big wooden hoops to adorn a door or use as a seasonal wall hanging.

Make the bird as large or as small as you want – you’re only limited by the size of embroidery hoops available at your local craft store.

Or make a bursting cornucopia wall hanging using colorful felt and embroidery floss.  You can get the full instructions and printable pattern on the Spoonful site.

You can use solid colors of embroidery floss for the stitching on these projects, or try one of the awesome multi-colored shades of our Color Variations Floss for extra pizzaz!

Any of the projects shown here can be completed in just a few hours, and are a wonderful way to get the kids interested in embroidery and other crafts.


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