Here’s a simple and kid-friendly DIY project to make your Thanksgiving table festive!
I like finding new and creative uses for some of the things I throw away and for my turkey table this year, I wanted to make a fun centerpiece. For some time now, I’ve been saving toilet paper rolls and coffee pods (emptied and cleaned with foil removed) for a rainy day crafting project. Since coffee pods look like little Pilgrim hats, an idea was born.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Toilet Paper Rolls (enough to make a complete circle around your vase)
- Coffee Pods (emptied with foil and coffee removed)
- Paint Brushes and Acrylic Paint
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Elmers Glue
- Wiggle Eyes
- Gold Glitter
- Flower Vase and Flowers
First step, place your toilet paper rolls around your vase to make sure they touch each other, matching one roll up with one coffee pod. Next, start painting each roll a base color. I chose to make Turkeys and Pilgrims to have a variety of color.
Once you have painted your rolls, allow them to dry and start to work on your Pilgrim Hats. I painted 3 coats of black paint on my coffee pod hats, as well as 3 coats of white paint on the stripe to make sure the colors were solid.
Next, using Elmer’s Glue and a toothpick, I drew a hollow square on top of the white stripe. I think dump some glitter onto the wet glue, shook off the excess glitter, and let the glitter/glue combination dry. After the hats were dry, I hot glued them onto the tops of the toilet paper rolls.
I added facial features and details to the turkeys and the pilgrims.
I then placed the finished characters back around the vase and started to hot glue each roll to the next one until I had a finished ring. I made sure to reinforce connections by gluing the backsides (or inner ring) of the rolls to make sure they were stuck together.
Just add the vase back to the center of the ring with flowers and tah-dah, you have an amazing centerpiece for your table!
This idea could be easily translated to any holiday that has a character: Santa and his Elves, Baby New Year, Easter Bunnies, or Leprechauns for St. Patrick’s Day! Your possibilities are endless! This would make a great group activity craft for children!
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