Let’s be real, it wouldn’t be a holiday around here without a macaron craft, so obviously these DIY Thanksgiving turkey macarons were a no-brainer! They’d also be pretty perfect for keeping the little ones entertained while the adults handle the real thing, but I’m totally not trying to get your kids sugared up before dinner or anything.
See the full tutorial for these little guys over on the Minted blog, right here! Do you all have any clever traditions or tactics for keeping the littles entertained on Thanksgiving?
photos by Jared Smith
I have a little confession to make, I’m kind of a fan girl over Alana Jones Mann. It’s a love affair I’ve been meaning to tell you about since I met her at a blog conference last year and she handed me a business card that was a slice of cake made out of a makeup sponge. I practically asked her if we could be best friends right on the spot.
Somehow I convinced her almost a year later to help me create a Thanksgiving tabletop idea I’ve been dreaming up (since she is the queen of cupcake toppers, after all), and the end result is kind of blowing my mind! To bring a little extra handmade action to the table, I created DIY gold leaf napkin rings to go along with Alana’s edible DIY Thanksgiving dinner cake toppers…
photos by Jared Smith
Not that dreamcatchers aren’t always a good idea, but when they’re metal and gold like this DIY modern dreamcatcher, I’m totally down! I may be bias since I’ve been dreaming (no pun intended) this bad boy up for a while now, but I think they’d make pretty great handmade holiday gifts, too. I just wish you could’ve seen the trial and error that it took before we got to this version, and by we I actually mean my assistant Tiffany pretty much manned the fort. It may seem easy, but it takes a bit of time to get it just right.
Lucky for me I’m looking for something to distract you from my radio silence while trying to survive this new studio construction, so this works out perfectly!…
Well today marks the day that we take our friendship to the next level, because I’m totally about to let my cat lover flag fly high. Not that it’s exactly been hidden all of these years, I mean, my cat Thomas was Mr. December last year for Kelly’s annual fundraising calendar (not to brag or anything). Plus let’s be honest, Taylor Swift is totally make cats cool again after that Diet Coke commercial, right?
Nonetheless, I decided to hop on the Feastivities train with loud and proud with a handmade gift idea for your fellow cat lover loved ones with this DIY cat trinket dish. This one’s for you, Mom! (she’s actually allergic to cats, I just thought that’d make her proud)…