Okay, you might think this project is weird. And that’s OK, because yeah, it’s kind of weird.
See, I know that Pilgrims are such an important part of Thanksgiving, but I find them kind of stodgy and boring. That’s why I decided to make these funky Pilgrim silhouette vases for Thanksgiving! My Pilgrim friends are now fashionable with a diamond necklace and a feathered cap! They’re ready to P-A-R-T-A-Y!
I cannot emphasize how easy these little fellers were to put together. All I used in the way of supplies were:
- Glass cylinder vases
- Black scrapbook paper
- Spray Adhesive
- Pilgrim silhouette outlines from The Lady Wolf
Alright, so I got these awesome Pilgrim silhouettes from another blogger, The Lady Wolf. She has them for free on her site, so please visit her if you’d like to download a copy. I downloaded them and found they were an .svg file, which is a file type I don’t know how to use. Thus, I “printed” the file to a PDF. Then, I copied and pasted each Pilgrim into a Word document as an image. I resized the image to fit my cylinder vases and printed out my paper.
Next, I cut out the silhouettes and traced them on to black cardstock.
After I cut out my Pilgrims, I sprayed the backs of each with spray adhesive. Then I carefully stuck each to the front of a vase.
Next, I cut a tiny feather out of some colored scrapbook paper, and I glued that to my male Pilgrim’s hat. I then glued some rhinestones around my female Pilgrim’s neck so that she could have some bling bling.
These Pilgrims have style, don’t you think?!?
I popped them up on my mantel with some faux gourds inside and I just know they’re as happy as the Pilgrims were when Squanto helped them learn how to farm all those delicious pantry staples to get them through the winter.
Party like a Pilgrim, y’all!