I have a real treat for you today! I’ve contacted a handful of talented crafters and asked them to create a project just for you, so keep your eyes peeled for some fun guest tutorials! Our first guest poster is Melody from CraftyButt. Melody has a hilarious wit and makes adorable projects for your home. And get this, today is Melody’s one year blogiversary! So happy one year Melody and thanks for this fun and creative project.
Hello, Craft Gossip readers! I’m Melody, and I’ve been graciously asked to post today. Most of the time, I can be found over at craftybutt.blogspot.com mistaking decorating sugar for glitter and sewing my sleeve to the table cloth.
Today I’m going to put my serious pants on and make a really fun project for your Thanksgiving table. Yes, our insulin levels are still spiking from Halloween, but that’s no reason not to start thinking about a new opportunity to gorge ourselves.
Behold, I give you the Thanksgiving Trivia Cornucopia!
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our blessings, to remember how fortunate we are, and to give thanks for our abundance. It’s also a day that we have to spend with those relatives we successfully avoid most of the year. To that end, I created a beautiful centerpiece with a surprise: those feathers you see crammed artfully into the nooks and crannies of the cornucopia are attached to little slips of paper that each have a bit of Thanksgiving trivia printed on them.
Boom! Instant dinner conversation! It’s fun, interesting, and a great diversion for that moment when your uncle starts telling dirty jokes. And it’s also just too, too easy. Plug in your glue gun and let’s get busy!
Start by climbing up in your garage rafters and pulling down your wicker cornucopia (in the event you don’t have one, a basket is just as cute) and your Rubbermaid tub full of pinecones, dried leaves, and other assorted fall decor. Assemble your Thanksgiving hoo-ha on the kitchen counter and decide where you want to place everything in your cornucopia or basket. Below is a little graphic detailing what I stuffed into my horn, and where.
Once I had everything in place the way I wanted it, I pulled the feathers back out and set them aside. I Googled “thanksgiving trivia” and found several links. Some links are just lists of little-known facts about the holiday, and others are multiple choice quizzes that test your knowledge of Thanksgiving history. I liked the idea of having a little of everything, so I printed out both.
Cut your trivia into strips and put a small dot of hot glue onto the quill of a feather. Attach a trivia strip to the glue and let it dry a moment. Roll the paper tightly against the quill and tuck it back into place in your cornucopia.
Repeat until you’ve used all your feathers, then stand back and admire your lovely table. It’s so festive! And like all good craft projects, it’s easily adaptable. Make a smaller cornucopia with silly Thanksgiving jokes for the kids’ table! If you choose to print out a quiz, have your guests keep the feathers each time they answer correctly and give a little prize to the person who collects the most!
And of course, a project like this can be tweaked to fit other holidays, too. I’m already brainstorming a way to hide Easter trivia in my deviled eggs!
Amanda asked me to share my three favorite projects. I hope you like them too!
These DIY Patio String Lights are something I made from a dollar store bag of grapevine balls and some white holiday lights. Amanda even featured them here on Craft Gossip!
Then there’s this Rustic Chandelier Knock Off that saved me almost 3 grand!
Pottern Barn wanted almost $300 for their kitchen art, so I knocked that one off too with my Spoon and Fork Wall Art!