I love to personalize anything and everything for parties and family get-togethers, so hello, DIY Hand stamped Thanksgiving placemats!
DIY Hand stamped 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!
Where to purchase
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!
You can try Ross, Big lots, Marshalls, Target or Walmart. Even the secondhand store.
I also picked up one of these cute chalkboard pumpkins!
SUPPLIES for DIY Hand stamped Thanksgiving placemats:
fabric paints (craft paints are fine too)
SPANISH LANGUAGE PHRASES:
Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias (Happy Thanksgiving)
Y no coman demasiado pavo (Don’t eat too much turkey)
Panza Llena, Corazon Contento (Full belly, Happy Heart)
Squirt some paint and use a paint brush to coat the letter stamp.
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.
Use a liner brush to fill in the lighter area for even coverage.
And remember the chalkboard pumpkin?