Thanksgiving Hostess Gift

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year?  If not, I have a simple and easy Thanksgiving Hostess Gift for you.  This is definitely not a NEW idea…but simply a twist on an old standby gift…but in a pretty package.

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Now, I am personally not a drinker…but we do like a good sparkling cider drink.  Either way, you can wrap up the bottled beverage of your choice and gift it to your Thanksgiving Hostess.

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This wine bottle gift bag could NOT be any simpler to make.  As I have shared with you before…I am not the best seamstress in the world.  But…I can sew a straight line.  If you can sew a straight line…or if you are willing to learn how to sew a straight line, this is a project you CAN do!

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I took a canvas paint drop cloth (weird…I know)…but I had some left over from these earlier projects…Thanksgiving Table Linens, Monogrammed Table Runner and an upcoming project for Lowe’s (which I can’t post just yet).  Canvas Drop Cloths are really inexpensive too…or you can pick up some linen (or the fabric of your choice) at your local fabric store.

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Monogrammed Wine Gift Bag Instructions:

1.  Cut a piece of fabric that measures 12.5 inches (for the bottle height) x 11 inches (for the bottle width).

*If your bottle is wider than normal you will need to add some inches to the width.

2.  Fold the material in half with the wrong side of the fabric out.

3.  Sew 1/4 inch seam along the bottom and the side of the bag.  Be sure to backstitch at each end and the corner to reinforce the seams.

4.  Turn the bag inside out.  Fold down the top of the bag 1/4 inch and pin so that the raw edge is inside the top of the bag.

5.  Sew along the folded edge around the entire top of the bag.  This will give you a nice finished edge.

*If you want it extra nice…roll the edge twice and iron before sewing.

6.  Iron the bag…which of course I clearly did not do…

7.  Print out a Monogram Letter of your choice.  To access the free Monogram Letters click the link below:

*If you are not a fan of The Idea Room on Facebook, you will need to click like first and become a fan. After you become a fan you will need to click on “Get your free gift” in the upper right hand corner of the Idea Room FB page and then click on “Previous Downloads”.

{Monogrammed Bottle Gift Bag Letters}

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8.  Cut out the stencil.  If you want a black circle like I have (or another color) you will need to cut out the black area.  Tape your stencil in place.  Stencil your black paint onto the bag.  I stenciled mine about 4-5 inches from the bottom of the bag.

OR…use the stencil with some tracing paper to trace it onto the bag and then hand paint the monogram onto the bottle gift bag.

*Try measuring where you want the stencil by putting the bottle in the bag first to see where it will fall.

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Now you have a beautiful gift bag for your Thanksgiving gift.

And…I am also sharing these Thanksgiving Gift Tags.  Simply print them out and add a little bit of glitter to the wreath.  You can also use these gift tags with ANY Thanksgiving Gift you might be giving out this Thanksgiving!

12 Free Thanksgiving Printables {Thanksgiving Hostess Gift}

*Update 11.7.13–Here is the link for the Hand Stamped Wooden Utensils Tutorial.

It is time once again for our monthly Printable Blog Hop!  This time the focus was on Free Thanksgiving Printables.  If you are just joining us, every month myself and 11 other bloggers share a free themed printable.  To see what we shared before, just scroll to the bottom of this post for links to our other printables.

Want to see what we are sharing this month?

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Pretty fun right?!  Lots of really great Thanksgiving Printables!

This month I decided to make some Thanksgiving Labels.  Simply print these out and attach them to any gift you might be giving this year.  Or print them out and use them along with this really fun Thanksgiving Hostess gift!

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I think these hand stamped wooden spoons make a great Hostess gift.  The best part is that they are SUPER easy and inexpensive to make!  I think these would also make a fun Christmas gift for a girlfriend or sister!

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Come back later and I will be sharing the tutorial for how I made these so that you can make some too!  But go ahead and print out these Happy Thanksgiving Labels or pin them for later!

*Update 11.7.13–Here is the link for the Hand Stamped Wooden Utensils Tutorial.

To download click the link below:

{Thanksgiving Labels}

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To see what the other bloggers are sharing and to get their free downloads…click on their links below!

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#1) {The Dating Divas} – Give your hubby this cute, personalized candy bar wrapper to show your gratitude for him!
#2) {Somewhat Simple} – Count Your Blessings Tree | Includes everything you need to create a beautiful display of all the things you’re grateful for.
#3) {Whipperberry} – Printable bread wrapper to show your friends and family how grateful you are for them.
#4) {Crafting Chicks} – Thanksgiving planning pages to create the best, most organized and most purposeful Thanksgiving yet!
#5) {Tatertots & Jello} – Thanksgiving centerpiece idea and activity.
#6) {L’il Luna} – Free Thanksgiving Coloring Pages perfect for the kids while the adults are busy cooking!
#7) {My Sister’s Suitcase} – Keep the kids busy coloring this Printable Thanksgiving Placemat – full of games, jokes, and puzzles!
#8) {I Heart Nap Time} – Give Thanksgiving leftovers the respect they deserve with these easy to use ‘leftovers’ printables!
#9) {The 36th Avenue} – Timeless “Bee” Thankful Printable and Thankful Tags. Available in two colors.
#10) {Paging Supermom} – “Thankful for Everything” chocolate wrapper coordinates with a collection of FREE Thanksgiving dinner decor!
#11) {The TomKat Studio} – Give thanks with these stylish notecards and gift tags!
#12) {The Idea Room} – Printable Happy Thanksgiving Gift Tags for Thanksgiving or Hostess Gifts.

If you missed our past Printable Blog Hops, you can check out our past Printable Blog Hops below:

12 Free Halloween Printables {Monster Mints}

12 FREE Fall Printables {Caramel Apple Gift Kit}

12 FREE Spring Themed Printables {Homemade Lemonade Gift Kit}

12 FREE Cinco de Mayo Printables

12 FREE 4th of July Themed Printables

12 FREE Summer Printables

12 FREE Back-to-School Themed Printables {Homework Notepad}


Past Thanksgiving Projects

I know a lot of you may be new here…so I thought I would share with you our past Thanksgiving Projects and Thanksgiving Ideas.  Maybe you missed something that you might have some interest in.  I am currently working on some more Thanksgiving Fun…but ran into a bit of a craft failure!  So today’s post will be delayed and instead, I hope you find something here you might be interested in!  To see a specific post simply click on the blue links under the pictures.

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Thanksgiving Table Setting

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Thanksgiving Turkey Pops | Thanksgiving Game | Thanksgiving Soap Bottles

Grateful-Tree Thanksgiving Sugar-Scrub

Thankful Bucket | Thanksgiving Finger Puppets | Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

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Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece | Oreo Turkeys | Monogrammed Table Runner

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Food Faces Plates | Thanksgiving Table Décor | Bread Cornucopia

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Here is a pin-able image if you would like to pin it so you can save the link to all these Thanksgiving Tutorials.

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Thanksgiving Craft–Soap Bottles

I have made a couple of other versions with the Monogrammed Hand Sanitizer and the Happy Hands version. These are so simple and inexpensive to make…who doesn’t love a that combination?

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You will need the following supplies:

A Bottle of Hand Soap or Hand Sanitizer (I buy mine from the Dollar Store)

A sheet of Transparency Film

Goo Gone (to remove sticky label)

Copier or Laser Printer

Tweezers

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Instructions:

1. Remove the label(s) from your bottle.

2. If there is any sticky residue left, you can easily remove it using some Goo Gone.

(I picked mine up from Home Depot)

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3. If your bottle has an insert inside you can remove it with some tweezers.

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4. Print out the Thanksgiving Soap Insert here.

5. Print it using a laser printer onto your transparency film.

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If you do not have a laser printer you will need to print it out and then copy it onto your transparency film. If you do not do this your ink will end up running and falling off into the soap or the hand sanitizer. You can take it and have it printed at your local copy store as well.

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6. Measure your bottle and cut your transparency so that it will fit into the bottle. Be sure to measure it on the top and bottom so that it sits where you would like it to…INSIDE THE BOTTLE!

7. Roll your transparency backwards and slide it into the top of the bottle. Push it into place so that it sits right against the front wall of the bottle. You can use the soap dispenser pump to push it into place.

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That’s it! Pretty easy right?

These are great for a quick and easy gift or to use in your own home to help remind you of the reason for the season!

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Thankful Bucket

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Do you have any special Thanksgiving traditions at your house?  This is one Thanksgiving Craft we enjoy each year.

Each year my mom gives each of her children and their families a Thanksgiving Bucket. Then each family is supposed to fill the bucket with things that they are thankful for. Then after our Thanksgiving dinner, we sit around the fireplace, while are tummies are digesting our meal, and take turns sharing what we have written for our buckets.

It always invites a special feeling to our Thanksgiving Celebration. And though some of the kids (and adults…*ahem*) complain a bit, they always end up participating and enjoying the activity.

So this year I spiced up our bucket and have it on the kitchen table to remind of all month long to be thinking and adding things to the bucket that we are thankful for.

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First, I added the word Thankful, then I simply took a rectangle piece of chipboard and decorated it with some scrap book paper. Glued some brown ribbon inbetween the paper and the chipboard and then tied it to the back of the bucket handles.

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Then I added a small green leaf and some red berries that I snipped off the back of a wreath where you wouldn’t notice they were missing.

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Then I whipped up some papers for the family to write down their blessings on. The kids are encouraged to write something each time they think of something they are grateful for and drop it in the bucket. It is a good reminder to us all of just how MANY blessings we enjoy and take for granted on a daily basis! It’s amazing how focusing on all the positives can change your outlook and give you some much needed perspective.

I love Thanksgiving for that very reason!

Thanksgiving-notes

I have provided you with a free download of our “Thankful” cards. I simply printed them out on white paper and then glued them onto some colorful scrapbook paper. They aren’t very fancy, but if you would like to use them for your family, you can get them here:

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What about you and your family? What are some of your Thanksgiving traditions that you enjoy?


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