placemats

This is part of a compensated campaign between Big Lots Latino and CraftyChica.com. 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!

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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!

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I also picked up one of these cute chalkboard pumpkins!

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SUPPLIES:

Thanksgiving placemats

Letter stamps and fabric paints, brush

Baby wipes

PHRASES: 

Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias (Happy Thanksgiving)

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

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Squirt some paint and use a paint brush to coat the letter stamp.

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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.

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Use a liner brush to fill in the lighter area for even coverage.

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And remember the chalkboard pumpkin?

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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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