Lisa of Concord Cottage was inspired when she saw a pretty fall mantel from Better Homes and Gardens that featured white pumpkins spelling out THANKS. Lisa adapted this idea and made a pumpkin wreath banner with the word FALL. Amazingly, she was able to do it for only $7 using foam wreath forms and pumpkins [...Read More]
Molly from Just a Little Creativity was spurred on by her love for the woodland animal trend to replicate animal place card holders from Pottery Barn. Plastic toy animals are the stars in this show. With a coat of gold spray paint, they look totally glam! And Molly shows just how essential these little holders are for your Thanksgiving feast… Use them to display name cards, label dishes, or, my fave, show what everyone is thankful for.
Here’s a really cute Thanksgiving idea from Ashley at Simply Designing. With just a bit of felt and a little hand-stitching, she made these little pilgrim boats filled with candy. Wouldn’t these make darling place holders at the “kid’s table?” You could also fill them with small gourds or pinecones if the candy might prevent your little ones from “gobbling” up their turkey.
Shirley from These Moments of Mine was kicking back with her PB Kids catalog with no intention of creating anything one night. However, after spying a a cute little Christmas garland, her creative juices got flowing and had another idea. Shirley got to work creating her own harvest version of the garland using craft paper, her Silhouette, and distressing ink. Her spur-of-the-moment project is a beautiful reminder to be thankful!
Michelle from Iron & Twine calls herself a “sucker for festive table linens” and found a way to make an inexpensive set of fall napkins that feature a teepee motif. All Michelle had to do was play around with her design until she found one she liked and then trace it onto her napkins with a fabric marker. She says, “This DIY is so easy ~ if you can draw a triangle, you can do this project!”
For Rebecca from Cre8tive Compass Magazine this lovely Thanksgiving blessing chalkboard came together like clockwork. Rebecca first scored a large frame at a thrift store and then found a creative way to replicate the beautifully detailed trim of her Pottery Barn inspiration. What a wonderful way to reflect on and display all God’s blessings!
Like Jami from An Oregon Cottage, maybe you’ve been on the prowl for Thanksgiving decorations but are coming up empty handed. Look no further than your local thrift store! Jami scored a couple of brightly colored ceramic turkeys for a dollar each and got the exact look she was after with some white paint and a little sanding.