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by dailylaundry ( edited 20 Feb 2018 ) 20 Feb 2018

Each year at Thanksgiving, we, as a family go to a small German style community called Frankenmuth, Michigan. It is always festive with lights and music. I always have a surprise craft ready for us to use as a centerpiece for our table (even the guys must participate.) This last year is was foam balls covered with tacks. I was worried the craft would take too long to keep everyone's attention! But, we had fun talking and joking as we finished them. Here was the results.... Thanks for looking!! Hugs, Laura

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by dragonflyer 21 Feb 2018

Lookin good....what a great fun tradition for everyone, too!

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 21 Feb 2018

It has become a tradition - I just love that the guys look forward to participating too!!

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by kustomkuddle 21 Feb 2018

Oh I love Frankenmuth and the Christmas store. Haven't been in several years. Will have to convince my husband to take me this year. I could spend all day there, but him not so much. Love your craft idea and having everyone participate.

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 21 Feb 2018

We spend 4 days there!!! We shop, eat, take in a move, shop, play games, do a craft - and did I say eat!!! We rented a house so our entire family could stay together - it was great!! Thanks!!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 20 Feb 2018

This is such a great idea. I bet everyone had fun and the projects are fantastic

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 20 Feb 2018

One year we painted wine glasses to look like pumpkins - the guys really liked that one for some reason!! It is a fun tradition! thanks!

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by lilylady 20 Feb 2018

Sorry, just got your picture to upload. They turned out nice, looks like they were fun to do.

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 20 Feb 2018

I thought everyone did such a good job - they always do! Thanks!

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by lilylady 20 Feb 2018

OMG! My daughter and I went there when we visited Mackinac island. We loved the place. The food and Christmas store was awesome. You just brought back memories. Thanks!

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 20 Feb 2018

We gather there every Thanksgiving for the last 18 years or so. We always have such fun there! Thanks!

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by pennifold 20 Feb 2018

Fantastic job Laura and the family did good too!
You are right about talking! When we were in Singapore I took a picture on the train and everyone on the side opposite us was on their mobile phones!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It made Trevor and me smile and we said the same thing, no-one talks to anyone anymore!
Love Chris

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 20 Feb 2018

We ask no phones at the dinner table! LOL, otherwise someone or many someones would be on theirs!!! Thanks!!

crafter2243 by crafter2243 20 Feb 2018

So smart

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by babash 20 Feb 2018

What a great idea. Not enough talking these days too many people preoccupied with their phones.
The balls look great.

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 20 Feb 2018

Thank you - we have a great time together!!

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by liliana1 20 Feb 2018

looks really great

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 20 Feb 2018

Everyone did a great job! Thanks!!!

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by elemausi 20 Feb 2018

Looks great, I love it, if all are crafting together.

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 20 Feb 2018

Besides my DH, we have 3 sons and a son-in-law (plus a daughter and a daughter-in-law and grandchildren). The guys right now outnumber (not for long!!). The guys always ask if we are going to have a craft and what will we be doing? They are always ready and waiting!! Thanks!!

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