It’s Never To Late to Be Thankful
Better late then never.
I am thankful that it is never too late to be thankful.
Over here in Austria Thanksgiving is not a tradition and it is not my tradition. However since moving to Austria and having so many American friends we are always invited to a friend’s annual thanksgiving party. It’s something I look forward to each year now and very thankful to this wonderful friend for inviting us.
I know this is too late as I wanted it to be a surprise for my friend and the guest’s at the party but maybe it’s something you can do for your next Thanksgiving celebration.
I stumbled across this easy craft project here, whilst I was searching for Thanksgiving cupcake ideas. I didn’t have orange and brown cupcake liners so instead I used crepe paper. It turned out well I think?
Here is what you will need:
Buttons large and small
Hot glue gun
Skewers or candy sticks
Crepe paper in brown, yellow/orange and red
What to do:
Cut the crepe paper into 3 different round sizes (I made templates out of cardboard and traced out the circles):
- Brown 11cm diameter
- Yellow/Orange 10.5cm diameter
- Red 9.5cm diameter
1 of each colour per turkey topper
Lay the 3 circles together from largest to smallest and fold in half.
Break the skewers in half otherwise they will be too long. But if you are using normal candy/lollipop sticks you’ve saved yourself a step.
Using the skewer poke a hole in the center.
Glue approx 2.5cm – 3cm of the skewer in place. You need this much inside the crepe paper for when you glue the buttons and candy corn in place, if not you turkey will flop down as the crepe paper is not that sturdy.
So this is what it should look like. Large button on the bottom, small button on the top and candy corn as the beak on the bottom of the small button. Now you can see what I mean about leaving 2.5cm – 3cm of the skewer inside as support.
The turkeys ready to party.
Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallows
(recipe adapted from Cooking Classy)
Whoala!! My Thanksgiving cupcakes. Time to *gobble gobble*
I am thankful I finally managed to post this.
I am thankful to all my readers for all your support, likes and comments.