Thanksgiving is just days away. The turkey and potatoes are purchased, invites are sent, and there’s only one thing left to do. Find and create ways to celebrate the holiday with gratitude. Now you can too with this children’s table place setting.
I cut a pouch, leaves, and book cover from patterned papers using the Silhouette Cameo. The book is 5.5 by 5.5 inches and contains five folded pieces of copy paper. Staples were used to hold them together, but string or brads would work too.
Since this book was for drawing and documenting all the ways we’re thankful, the word had to be large on the cover. I chose to cut it from the Silhouette and stamp the rest of the title with Angelica’s Solid Alphas.
One of my favorite features of the Silhouette is the ability to cut any font on your computer – even script. In a few steps the script letters can be turned into a single word.
To do this, open Silhouette Studio, and click on the font tab. Choose a script you love, and write the word “thankful.” Play with the size, character spacing, and style before moving onto the next step. After welding the letters together, you will only be able to change the size.
Next, ungroup the selected word by clicking the button on the bottom left. This select the individual letters. While still selected, click the weld button.
Notice the font I chose didn’t weld all of the letters together. I decided to keep the pieces separated and adhere them to the book as is. To make it a single piece, move the shapes until the red cut lines overlap. Hit the weld button again.
After cutting and assembling the pieces, it was time to add crayons to the pouch. I can’t wait to see what the littles create with these tools.
A hole punch was used to add the leaves to string and wrap them around the pouch. I used a white pen to add faux sticking and black ink to add each kid’s initial. The solid alphas were used on the book cover as well.
This was such a quick and easy project to assemble, and the results are adorable. Not only will we be able to document and share our gratitude this holiday, the kids will be occupied while the food finishes cooking and guests arrive.
Pin the photo below to reference this welding tutorial for future projects.