Note: wash cloth before using paint or pens, let dry thoroughly. Be sure that the fabric paint is washable so you can wash the cloth and use it again next year.
Costs of this project: large bottles of paint are approximately $2.99, small .99, cloth material varies -watch for sales or the 40% off coupon on line from Hobby Lobby, fabric markers $4.99 to $7.99 for a pack. Sponges and stencils vary, but once you buy them you can use them each year, and who knows maybe the next year you use it to create Thanksgiving Greeting Cards.
Variation: Use corn cobs, pumpkins, and other gourds instead of stencils or sponges. Use the markers to sign the dinner guest’s names.