Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Oriental Trading Company: Reasonably Priced and Awesome for Thanksgiving Crafts or Decorations

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


Do you decorate for Thanksgiving? The beauty of decorating for Fall when Halloween season arrives, is that a lot of those decorations are simply (and often-times beautifully) Fall-related, so they can carry over into the latter season too. Take for example, this trio of Sweet Fall Pumpkin Centerpieces in white and gold that we purchased from The Oriental Trading Company. These little beauties are going to take us from October right into the end of November, for our home decorating scheme. Everyone who walks into the house notices them immediately, and they always have something good to say. I just love them!




The pumpkins say 'Family,' 'Fall' and 'Harvest' and they're extremely versatile as far as decorating goes. You can use them on the table for a centerpiece, put them on the breakfast bar for a lovely morning visual (that's where we've placed ours) or put them most anywhere in your home or office. You can split them up, or keep them together. They'd also make a lovely part of any holiday tablescape. These are resin and the measure 6 x 7.5"


The same can be said for these sweet Fall Festival Apple Kraft Paper Bags. They too, are versatile and can be used all throughout the season. If we were up north still, we would be taking them to pick apples. Here we use them for a variety of things, including making sweet Fall gift bags for our friends and family that include apples and some other fun goodies. The bags measure 1.5" x 3.15" with 4.5" jute handles. I love the look of these, they're absolutely darling and perfect for this time of the year. They are very reasonably priced and sold by the dozen.


For the kiddos in the family, one of the 'fun little goodies' we'll be adding to the bags will be these little plush turkeys that are also sold at Oriental Trading. How fun to hand this little guy over, peeking out of the bag, to any little one you know. I haven't passed mine out yet, but I know all of the littles in the family are going to be bright-eyed and happy to receive this little fella. I did give my son his, and he has it perched on his desk. :)


These plush 9" turkeys come in sets of 12. The bodies are made like a stuffed animal and the tail feathers are made of felt. They make a great whimsical decoration for the holiday season. I think they're perfect to add to the 'kids table' this year too!! What better way to want to get the kids to eat at their own space? Make it fun and they'll be thrilled to have their special place to sit. :)


One of the things Oriental Trading is known for best is their awesome prices on adorable crafts. This Sunday we will be meeting up at my oldest son's house to have a Turkey Decorating Party. :)


Grandma (that's me), will be bringing along these super sweet, very easy to make Turkey Clothespin Magnet Kits. They are sold in sets of 12 and measure 7" x 6" Each one is individually packaged so the pieces don't get lost, and a few extras are included, in case one piece gets lost or ruined by overzealous little fingers. ;)


We put one together, just to test it and make sure it wouldn't be frustrating for my grandbaby who is only 4-years-old. The pieces are self-adhering, so no glue is necessary (though she can handle glue), and it was so super easy to do. I think these are so cute, and I know she's going to love making hers. We sure like ours here!


Forgive the shadows, but here's our finished product. He's a cute little turkey, isn't he? The craft is pretty cute too. ;) ;) ;)


In addition to the traditional Fall/Thanksgiving items we ordered from Oriental Trading, I also picked up some items for the school store. We have a cart that goes around to the kids, and to contribute to it, I wanted some fun things for the kids, like the Jeweled Cell Phone Stickers that are a big hit these days.


I also picked up lanyards galore, so the kids can keep their house keys, name badges, lunch and/or bus passes safe, etc. 


These ALL (in both pictures) came in one pack, and the price was SO reasonable! I like that they included different styles at the end, snap or metal hook, so the kids could make a choice.


I also picked up some cool Happy Thanksgiving pencils, because you can never have too many things to write with, when you're in a school. Writing utensils disappear faster than Houdini (wait, maybe Houdini didn't disappear in his magic acts, but you get what I mean), so the more the merrier. These sold very quickly in the store (they don't pay cash, they pay with an incentive system), and that made me happy! I like these too. You never really outgrow liking cute things. :)

We love shopping at The Oriental Trading Company. We have for years and years. It's a generational thing in my family. As I have happily mentioned before, my mom shopped there when I was a kid, and my grandma did too. Now I buy from them as well, for my children and now for my granddaughter. Learn more by visiting their website, follow them on Facebook, Pinterest and/or Twitter. Also be sure check out the great Pre-Black-Friday Sale that is going on now!

40 comments:

  1. My wife is all about the Oriental Trading Company. She's always on there just seeing what she can see. I'll have to show this to her.

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  2. Ahhh! I love this! I'm an Oriental Trading girl from way back, and deals on cute stuff like this is why. I have to head over and see what I can find for my house.

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  3. My wife is the crafty person in the family and would have fun putting together gifts and decorations like those.

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  4. While I don't decorate for Thanksgiving that much, I have used Oriental Trading in the past for party supplies. I really like their selection, prices and deals!

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  5. Sure looks like much can be created indeed. Can have some fun, all the better that she can handle it too. But they have turkey Decorating parties now? Who knew, not me, but you haha

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  6. Our Thanksgiving has already passed, but those pumpkins look pretty neat.

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  7. These items are truly beautiful and fun, but it looks like decorations need to take the back burner right now. I'm already in trouble for spending $170 on table decorations for my kids's engagement party. Plus, we still have two weddings in 2018, so this fun stuff is out. :( On the bright side, I'm hoping to reuse glass jars for my son's rehearsal dinner and probably even at his and/or my daughter's wedding. You can always add different items into glass jars to make a very different decor, whether at the tables or along the sides.

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  8. I shop here too. They have so many cool things.

    Your son is most handsome.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  9. The Family/Fall pumpkins will be a great addition to decorating for Thanksgiving dinner! I think they're pretty neat!

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  10. Oriental Trading always has the best party favors and decor options! I am especially loving those adorable plush turkeys.

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  11. The Oriental Trading Company always have the best selection of crafts and party supplies. I need to get some craft stuff for the kids. Catherine Sargent

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  12. Those turkey crafts are too cute! I love when my new Oriental Trading catalog comes. So many fun and inexpensive things to buy!

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  13. Oriental Trading Co. has such great stuff for the holidays! I love those pumpkins and your son did a great job on the turkey!

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  14. I love Oriental Trading Company. They have so many cute and fun products. I need to order some items for Thanksgiving to keep my kids occupied!

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  15. I do need to pick out a few decorations before Thanksgiving. This would be a really good place to get them!

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  16. They do have such a wide variety and fun decor!

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  17. I like the pumpkins a lot. The only Thanksgiving decor I have is a pilgrim nutcracker.

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  18. You got a lot of awesome products from them! The Fall decorations are perfect for the season especially if you're hosting a Thanksgiving dinner party at home.

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  19. I wouldn't mind getting these decorations especially since they're so affordable! The pumpkins are really beautiful!

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  20. It's awesome that you got to pick up items that you can use for the season! I also like the additional items that you got, like the stickers and the pencils!

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  21. Love Oriental Trading Company!!! They have so many cute crafts and candies! I got some pots for my succulents from them and they look gorgeous!

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  22. What a nice DIY project! The turket is really cute. I'm all about affordable prices and I wish we have this store in our area.

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  23. So many great craft and gift ideas. Oriental Trading is my go to for all the things for the holidays. My kids love to look at all they have to offer too.

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  24. I love Oriental Trading Company. They have so many great things for every holiday.

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  25. Wow! They have a lot of great stuff for the holidays! I love those plush turkeys and the magnet kits. Those would be so great for all of the kids in my family.

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  26. We don't really decorate for Thanksgiving. The turkey crafts are very cute and would be great on a holiday table.

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  27. Oriental Trading is one of my favorite places to shop for decor. Mainly for parties but in general, it's awesome.

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  28. I order party supplies from Oriental Trading company all the time. I need to remember to shop there for holiday decor and crafts too!

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  29. There are so many cute things for Thanksgiving! We do a ton of decorating for Halloween and Christmas, but not very much for Thanksgiving. Need to shop Oriental Trading Company for a few more things.

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  30. We've used this company for party favors before. I haven't decorated with their products though.

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  31. They always have the cutest stuff!!!! What fun items for projects too.

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  32. This post made me want to go to Oriental Trading right now. I don't do much decorations but a little is better than none!

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  33. I love that Oriental Trading Company has some awesome products. Thanks for the reminder too, I really need to hop in and order Christmas decor and stuff for the fam from there! I missed out on Thanksgiving but that's because I am not 100% sure what we are doing this year :)

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  34. I like this version of the pumpkin in white and gold.. so classy!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  35. Those pumpkins are so pretty! I do decorate for Thanksgiving (and every holiday lol) but I was just telling Jason our Thanksgiving decor is so sparse. We need more! I'm headed over to OT right now to see everything they have.

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  36. Oriental Trading Company had the best holiday items ever. I love it anything for any occession and fest they have it!

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  37. These are really cute ideas. I am always looking for more places to buy decorations for the holidays. I will check them out.

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  38. I love the pumpkins Rosey... they are stylish and so cute... very pretty... I hope you and the family are doing well... life sure keeps me busy, I am working on finding more time for blogging these days xox

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  39. I really like those Fall Pumpkin Centerpieces. Very pretty.

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  40. I love the color of these Pumpkins. They are amazing! I love shopping at Oriental Trading Company. They have such awesome stuff for the Holidays!

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