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DIY Thanksgiving Teepee Place Holders

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These teepee seating cards were a hit last year at the Thanksgiving kids’ table, and I’m excited to bring them back again. My son’s old enough to help make these Thanksgiving teepee placeholders this year, and they’re so easy that they’re practically foolproof to make. You can even hide a few Hershey’s Kisses under them for a sweet surprise!

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Supplies:

  • Ice cream cones
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Fabric (in a fall pattern or color)
  • Sticky mailing labels

Instructions:

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Step 1: Trace one edge of your cone onto the  fabric and then roll it 180 degrees and trace the other edge. Then, connect them with a curved line

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Step 2: Cut out a skinny triangle in the middle. Your shape should look something like this with the top trimmed down an inch.

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Step 3: Add a line of frosting to the back of the cone. You could use glue, but I figured with kids at your Thanksgiving table you might as well make them edible! (After removing the fabric, of course.)

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Step 4: Press one end of the fabric into the frosting and wrap it around to the other side.

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Step 5: Press the other side into the frosting as well, and smooth out the wrinkles.

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Step 6: Cut the top off of the cone. Make a hole that’s large enough to fit a couple pretzel sticks into.

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Step 7: Break one pretzel in half and insert both broken ends into the hole using a little frosting to hold them in place.

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Step 8: Make a name tag for each teepee with a sticky mailing label folded in half.

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