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Sail into Thanksgiving with a kid’s table that’s ready to entertain. Set the stage for this exciting adventure with a ship full of veggies. With its white sail and boatload of vegetables, this Pilgrim Centerpiece is sure to please parents and kids alike.

If you’d like to add some teepees to your table, print and cut out the printables (download link below). Fold along the grey lines. Glue the tab to the other side of the teepee to stand it up. Scatter the little tents around your table centerpiece, or place one at each placesetting for your guests.

For the boat, print out both sides of the base and its sail (download link below). Tape the sides of the boat together. Prop it up and put in a regular size soup bowl. Fill bowl with vegetables. Use a wooden skewer and slide through the holes in the sail. Stick skewer into the vegetables to prop up the sail. You are then ready to set sail, captain!

Photography, design and styling by Sara Schmutz

Turn the kid’s table at your Thanksgiving feast into a special surprise. It can be boring waiting for all of the food to finish cooking. Keep your kids and younger guests busy with their own teepee tablecloth playhouse. Secure the tablecloth to the table if you’re nervous about it falling off. Or better yet, wait to put any breakable dishes on the top until playtime is over.

You will need: enough canvas to cover your table to the floor (this is a canvas drop cloth from the hardware store–washed and dried), fabric paint, sponge paint brush, iron, freezer paper, ruler and an exacto knife.

Using a ruler and an exacto knife, cut a zig zag line out of a sheet of freezer paper. Iron the freezer paper onto the bottom edge of the canvas tablecloth. Carefully sponge the paint onto the cutout area. Repeat along the entire bottom edge of the canvas using new freezer paper for each section if necessary. Let fabric paint dry and follow any additional instructions listed on the fabric paint bottle, if applicable. Cut a slit in the canvas to create an opening.

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Photography by Nicole Hill Gerulat.

Whether you’re looking for an understated, elegant detail or something fun and festive for the kids, you’re sure to find just the right touch for your Thanksgiving table in this diverse assortment of seasonal place cards.

thanksgiving place card ideas

1. Gourd Place Card Kit from Paper Source | 2. Thanksgiving Turkey Letterpress Place Cards by Fat Bunny Press | 3. Gratitude Place Cards by Dawn Smith Designs | 4. I’m Thankful For… Place Cards by Letter C Design | 5. Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards (set of 4 designs) by The Paper Nut | 6. Dimensional Turkey Place Cards by Alexis Mattox Design | 7,8. Turkey and Wheat Bundles Place Card Kits from Paper Source

Ideas by Kristen Magee.

Happy Thanksgiving. Have a great weekend!

happy thanksgiving

If you’re having a casual Thanksgiving dinner and you want to add a pop of color to your table, try cutting up old flannel shirts or leftover flannel fabric scraps for easy Thanksgiving napkins. There is something so cozy and warm about flannel at this time of year. And these napkins are great for the kid’s table too. You won’t be worried about messy little mouths and hands staining your good napkins.

To carry this theme a little further, add a hint of the outdoors. These drink coasters were made by cutting wooden rounds from trimmed tree branches.

Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat. Styling help by Aimee Error.

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