I’ve never been one to collect knick-knacks-too much dusting involved. I do, however, collect crafty knick-knacks, if there is such a thing. Strike that. There is such a thing because I’m making it a thing! Ha. My collection of all the fall things is growing a little bit every year and I love taking them from their resting spot and bringing them front and center during November. Thanksgiving is so easy to overlook when Halloween is over and the excitement of Christmas approaches. For the last couple of years I’ve made it a point to decorate my mantle-like shelf in the craft room with a Thanksgiving theme.
Here are a few of my favorite things.
All the Fall Things
I made this simple fall Arkansas banner with some canvas scraps I had left over from my Canvas Corp Creative Crew haul (as part of the crew I occasionally receive free product). It’s easy to make:
- Canvas material
- Wooden dowel
- Cotton string
- Decorative items (I used letter stickers and leaf stickers from the Target Dollar Spot)
Put it together:
- Cut canvas scrap in desired shape and size.
- Measure dowel size and run a simple stitch along the top so that it fits snug around the dowel.
- Insert dowel and tie a small length of string to both ends.
- Decorate. I wanted to celebrate my home state here with these fun cork letters.
- Hang and enjoy!
I love to pick up fun fall themed items when I’m out browsing flea markets and antique stores. This adorable ceramic owl serves as a vase for pom pom flowers or he lives on my craft table holding glue sticks or pens and markers. He moves around quite a bit because he’s so cute. I tie all the fall things together with Canvas Corp twine and tiny clothespins, too.
Tiny Scrabble pieces are easy to assemble (have someone handy, like Thom) drill tiny holes in the top and add tiny eyelet screws. Hang these banner-like with twine or use individually.
As I begin to clean and organize the craft room this week add these lovelies to the shelf in time for Thanksgiving. Who knows? Maybe I’ll enjoy them throughout December, too. Procrastinator, extraordinaire!