Spanish-language Thanksgiving Placemats

 

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I love to personalize anything and everything for parties and family get-togethers, so hello, Spanish-language Thanksgiving Placemats!

Sure I could’ve gone the English route, but I thought I’d make it more fun. See, in both my family and Patrick’s, it’s the elders who speak Spanish, the kids and grandkids speak Spanglish. So I thought it would be fun to make these placemats as conversation pieces to get some bilingual action going on. I used to love sitting at family gatherings as a kid and listening to my parents and grandparents kiddingly struggle to teach us Spanish. This is my throwback to that!

Even better – you can create this project with your kids or grandkids to help them learn these phrases. I guarantee, after they stamp them letter-by-letter, they’ll remember them for the rest of their lives!

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When you visit your local discount department store you’ll find a seasonal area for all things turkey day. I saw the open area on these placemats and knew they were crying out for me to embellish them! We’re talking enough blank space to make Taylor Swift proud!

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I also picked up one of these cute chalkboard pumpkins!

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SUPPLIES:

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Letter stamps and fabric paints, brush

Baby wipes

PHRASES: 

Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias (Happy Thanksgiving)

Y no coman demasiado pavo (Don’t eat too much turkey)

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Squirt some paint and use a paint brush to coat the letter stamp.

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Press firmly on the surface, rocking the stamp back a forth a bit to get even coverage. Use a baby wipe to clean paint off the stamp.

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Use a liner brush to fill in the lighter area for even coverage.

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And remember the chalkboard pumpkin?

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Love & light,


3 Responses

  1. I am soooo glad I found your blog a few months ago. I love the Thanksgiving placemats. Fabulous idea. We have Italian on my side and Swedish on my husbands….LOL……so this would be rather interesting to incorporate. Thanks so much and I wish you and your family a beautiful holiday season.

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