In our newest installment of "D-I-Why Not?," host Jeff Meacham helps Kelly's kids, Kiernan and Schuyler, gussy up the kiddie table for Thanksgiving. But grown-ups have plenty to learn as well from these "children's" crafts, one of which is easily adaptable to more sophisticated do-it-yourselfing. (I'll leave it to you to figure out how to adapt the turkey cups into a decoration worthy of the adult table -- but I don't doubt that it's just a failure of my own imagination!)
Jeff and Kelly work on three crafts: the tried-and-true potato stamp; cups decorated to look like turkeys; and Mayflower napkin holders. All of the projects are easy enough for Kelly's young children to do, with a little parental supervision.
The potato-stamp project has the most potential. If you play it right, you can even come out with kid-made decor that you'd be happy to use anywhere, not just on the children's table. Kids know you think their artwork is second-class if you use it only on the kiddie table, andRead More »from Dressing up the Thanksgiving kiddie table