Thanksgiving “Haystack” Namecards {from Nellie Bellie}

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Hello! Janel here from NellieBellie! I’m so honored to be able to bring you one of my favorite little crafts for Thanksgiving as part of the Cornucopia of Creativity series here on Mom Endeavors. We love to make these haystack namecards for our table. They are made from paper tubes and colored twine making them very inexpensive. And, because the only supplies you need are a pair of scissors…anyone can make these! My kids sit and help me whip up a batch of these each year. Thanksgiving Haystack NamecardsAren’t those the cutest haystacks you ever did see?? Let’s get to the easy tutorial:

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  • paper tubes (1 per namecard)
  • colored twine
  • tags (you can cut these out of paper if you like)

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Step 1:

Cut your cardboard tube in half (the long way)

Step 2:

Cut slits into each end of your cardboard tube (do not cut all the way to the middle)

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Step 3:

Roll your tube up fairly tightly.

Step 4:

Wrap the center of your bundle in colored twine.

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Step 5:

If you like, slit the very tips of your “hay” to make them look frayed.

haystack name cardsNow all you need to do is attach your little tag to your haystack and you have the cutest little namecards for your table! I told you that was easy!! A great craft to do with your family!

Do you love simple, creative, and fun ideas for your home just like this one? You might like my glittered monogram ornaments for Christmas, or a mini domed cake stand that would make a great handmade gift. Stop over to NellieBelllie where I pinky promise you’ll find great ideas and a fun time!

For more Thanks­giv­ing ideas as part of our Cor­nu­copia of Cre­ativ­ity Series on Mom Endeav­ors, click the but­ton below:

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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