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Oil Painted Place Cards

Give Thanks for Creative Bug

When I think of the word Thanksgiving, the first thing that comes to mind is FOOD. With food comes family, friends, football, and a day to be grateful for all life has to offer.

The fourth Thursday in November is also a time to welcome loved ones, yes even that weird uncle who wears sweater vests, into your home or gather together in someone else’s. Why not up your entertaining and hosting duties with a couple crafts to create a unique touch to your Thanksgiving Day.

The Niles-Maine District Library has an online resource called Creative Bug, which includes more than 1,000 arts and crafts video tutorials taught by recognized design experts and artists. Creative Bug also gives you a list of what materials are needed for each project.

Take a gander at some of the videos to make your Thanksgiving, one to remember!

  • Oil Painting Place Cards
    Step up your place card game with hand-painted cards, sure to wow your guests.
  • Sew a Pie Carrier
    Transport a fresh baked pie in a simple stitched carrier or give as a gift to your favorite baker!
  • How to Make a Pie Crust
    Pies are a sure fire way to bring a smile to your guests’ faces, but they can be a challenge to make. This guide will take you step-by-step to create a drool worthy pie.
  • Fall Leaf Banner
    With just a couple of materials, transform your table with a leafy felt garland perfect for a pop of color during the cold months.
  • Dip-Dye Ombre Napkins
    Step up you napkin game by perfecting the art of dip-dying! Learn the techniques to achieve even gradation of colors without messy splotches.
  • Flower Arranging
    Create gorgeous centerpieces for your festivities and learn how easy it is to create an eye-catching floral masterpiece.

What are you waiting for? Log on to Creative Bug now and create your free profile. Simply go to nileslibrary.org, click on the RESEARCH tab and select the letter C from the menu, and scroll down to Creative Bug.

Happy crafting!

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