Thanksgiving is just days away but there’s still time to add this easy, extra-special touch to your table. Scatter these along your dinner table and have guests write what they are most thankful for this year. Just download our free template, print on your home printer and cut out!1 COMMENT
By Olivia Kanaley, DIY Editor
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we’ve got you covered with this paper centerpiece idea. Use our printable template and any paper you choose to make the perfect accent for your Thanksgiving table or sideboard.
- 5-10 sheets of decorative paper
- Crepe paper (optional)
- Quick dry glue (such as Beacon 3-in-1) or hot glue
- Binder clips
- Masking tape
Truth be told, I’ve never actually used place cards for a party. But since we’re doing a smaller scale Thanksgiving with friends this year, I think it would be fun to implement these illustrated portraits. At least it would garner a good laugh (or someone would leave insulted). They’re easy as long as you or a friend has basic drawing skills.
A simple kraft table runner with minimalist white leaf pattern creates a dressed up but comfortable setting. Complete the look by adding simple white votive candles and greenery.
Make your guests feel special by dressing up their spot at the table with place cards. Mixing in metallics, like the gold leaves, with an otherwise natural color palette adds a decidedly festive look.
Eschewing flowers and opting for simples greens like olive branches or eucalyptus leaves is an easy and elegant way to dress up your mantle, front door, and party welcome signs.6 COMMENTS
By Olivia Kanaley, DIY Editor
Add a simple, yet luxe touch to your thanksgiving table this year with gold-leafed pumpkins. This finish is super shiny, textural and easier than you think!
- Gold metal leaf sheets (sold in craft stores or online)
- Metal leaf adhesive (sold in craft stores or online)
- Parchment paper to protect work surface
By: Jenny Batt, of Hank + Hunt Perfect for any dinner party, but exceptionally fun for Halloween, these decorated candles are made in minutes with washi tape. It’s a great way to dress up your standard taper candle and it comes right off to change your designs. The options for pattern and color are endless, but I love the look of gold on black taper candles. They pair well with vintage brass candle sticks and would look lovely at any party this season.4 COMMENTS
By Alison of The Alison Show
A bunting instantly dresses up any room for the holidays. Plus, you can complete this simple and chic leather bunting in the time it takes to watch a Twilight movie. Leather seems intimidating to work with, but really it’s an ideal material. It doesn’t fray, it will last for years, and this project requires no special tools.
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By Jenny Batt of Hank and Hunt
As much as I love the leaves when they change colors and fall in the breeze, I like a bit more color when I decorate for any season. I wanted to add a pop of color when I made this super simple fall garland. Who says pink can’t be a Thanksgiving color? What is great, is that these little wonders can stay up clear through to the New Year in their new shades, I know they will be at our house. You can even have the kids help paint them, I love a good family craft session.
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By Victoria of A Subtle Revelry
Tis the season for centerpieces, hostess gifts and a million reasons to purchase a bouquet of flowers. It is also the season with the least inspiring floral selection. Instead of settling for a ho-hum bouquet make this dried fruit bouquet for your table, or to bring along as a lovely “Thank you” gift. It comes together in a snap, is more affordable than flowers and will last the entire season long!