Mantle Scavenger Hunt

I wanted to decorate for Thanksgiving but didn’t want to spend any money. I had bought some things for Halloween (which I justified since we started decorating for Halloween in August). Since the Thanksgiving season is only for a few weeks I decided I would be finding the decorations around my house. So…I went on a scavenger hunt in the house. I was looking for things that were brown, orange, dark yellow, and empty frames. I filled 2 of the frames with orange flowered fabric I’ve had for years while the other 2 have a printed out turkey and the words “gobble gobble” in them.

Thanksgiving Mantel

I decided to take the black frame and stamp the beginning story of Thanksgiving inside it. I used my handy dandy IKEA roll of paper and just stamped the first few pages of a children’s Thanksgiving book. The words are not even and are a little rough looking. I think it makes it look a bit old which I like. This is by far my favorite thing on my mantle.

Thanksgiving Stamping

This side table is the first thing you see when you come in our door so I decided to jazz it up a bit. The stuffed turkey was a gift from my mom several years ago. The “Give Thanks” sign was made yesterday using left over scrapbook paper and burlap. It’s not quite what I envisioned but since it was free I really can’t complain.

Thanksgiving Front Room

The Thanksgiving word collage was a free printable I got from Craftily Ever After. I just adore this site. There are so many other printables and craft ideas. Go over and take a look – I know you will be glad you did.

Thanksgiving printable.Do you have any favorite Thanksgiving decorations?

7 thoughts on “Mantle Scavenger Hunt

  1. The decorations look great! And since they’re only up for a few weeks anyway, I like the idea of shopping around the house for them! Not sure I’d find that much stuff in my tiny little apartment but I might try…

    We got a turkey – pumpkin set, like this, for my mother-in-law, who loves holiday decorations: I just love it!

  2. Love the mantle! You can come decorate my house! I’m waiting on my mood board for my bedroom by the way 🙂

  3. Sorry i didn’t comment sooner! Thanks for linking to my blog! I’m so glad you like the printables. Absolutely feel free to do so whenever you like. Thanks for asking!! 🙂

    PS-You are hilarious. I was laughing out loud at your more current posts. 🙂

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