This is part of a compensated campaign between Big Lots Latino and All ideas, experiences and opinions are my own.

I love to personalize anything and everything for parties and family get togethers, so I knew this month’s post for Big Lots Latino would be a great fit. Hello, Spanish-language 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!


When you visit your local Big Lots, 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! We’re talking enough blank space to make Taylor Swift proud!


I also picked up one of these cute chalkboard pumpkins!



Thanksgiving placemats

Letter stamps and fabric paints, brush

Baby wipes


Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias (Happy Thanksgiving)

Y no coman demasiado pavo (Don’t eat too much turkey)


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?


Don’t forget to visit Big Lots Latino to see what all the other bloggers made too! You will definitely get inspired!

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Love & light,

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