Thanksgiving Boat Place Holders

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Here’s a really cute Thanksgiving idea from Ashley at Simply Designing. With just a bit of felt and a little hand-stitching, she made these little pilgrim boats filled with candy. Wouldn’t these make darling place holders at the “kid’s table?” You could also fill them with small gourds or pinecones if the candy might prevent your little ones from “gobbling” up their turkey.

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Halloween Countdown Calendar

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You are probably no stranger to the adorable Halloween countdown calendars that Pottery Barn Kids sells each year. My kids simply adore countdowns, especially when there’s trick-or-treating at the end! Crafting Chick Jamie created her own felt calendar after seeing one of PBK’s lovelies years ago and went all out designing and decorating it with pumpkins, spiders, and other Halloween symbols. The excitement on her kids’ faces as they rush to countdown another day has been payment enough for the long hours cutting felt.

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Felt Pumpkin Chair Backer

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As shared on Infarrantly Creative, I created custom chair backers for my kiddos last year and started a new tradition where they get a special note or treat inside the pouch each day. I mean kids don’t get enough treats at Halloween, right {wink}? Ha! The real point for me though is just witnessing the excitement even one little Hershey kiss can bring. It makes my heart smile, and I cannot wait to continue the tradition this October!

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Easter Chair Backers

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Pottery Barn Kids always has the cutest seasonal chair backers, and lucky for us crafty folks, they are not too challenging to replicate. Amanda from Living in Grace immediately recognized this fact and was inspired to create an adorable lamb and bunny chair backer for Easter. They were a labor of love, requiring hours of cutting and stitching, but boy are they cute! Plus the kiddos love them!

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Valentine’s Envelope Chair Backer

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I made my kids chair backers for Halloween last year and they absolutely loved the thrill of finding treats inside each morning. Carrie from Simply Home shares how she created these adorable felt chair backers for Valentine’s Day with a few basic supplies. While the detail work may be a bit time consuming, you can save some serious dough by making these yourself. Carrie spent only $20 for four chair backers as opposed to paying $27 a piece with monogram!

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No-Sew Antler Pillow

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Aimee from It’s Overflowing shows it is possible to create a knock-off pillow without a needle and thread. Aimee let her Silhouette Cameo do almost all the work for this project! All she had to do was iron the perfectly cut deer head onto a ready-made pillow she snagged on clearance at Target. As Aimee asks, “how can something that simple be that cute!?!”

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Felt Mistletoe Wreath

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I am sure you are no stranger to no-sew fleece blankets with knotted edges. Pam from A Walk in the Park applied the same technique to create a mistletoe wreath for her door. The knots and pom poms lend tons of texture and look amazingly like Pam’s inspiration!

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Poinsettia Pillow

pottery barn inspired poinsettia pillow

Heather from Thrifty Stories had been oogling Pottery Barn’s poinsettia pillow for over a year now and finally made her own with a zipper closure for easy storage.  This pillow is both elegant and fun with the jingle bell center. My kids would have a blast shaking this pretty pillow whenever they could get their little hands on it!

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