Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Quick & Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Here is a quick and easy centerpiece that would work for many tables. The idea behind this centerpiece is that it be easy to create and easy to move when you need room on the Thanksgiving table. I decided to use a casserole dish that I had for the base so that it would be easy to move and I gathered most of the items in the centerpiece from around my house. I always like to re-purpose items to give them new life before buying something new.

Here is what I used:
  • Mason jars
  • Popcorn
  • Fake leaves from a garland
  • Casserole dish
  • Candles
  • Small pumpkins
  • Ribbon

The only things that I bought were the candles and the popcorn. This was a relatively cheap centerpiece for me to make.

I had my 3 year old help me assemble it, she had a great time, pouring the popcorn, sticking in the candles and leaves and weaving the ribbon.

I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Super Fast Table Runner

I thought it might be nice this year to have a Thanksgiving table runner. My decorations are metallic and natural colors, so I decided that a gold table runner would fit perfectly. I knew that I would not have a lot of time to complete it so here is what I did.

I had saved old gold curtains from an old apartment that my husband and I had years ago. All I did was fold the sides of the curtain in and iron to create a nice crisp edge. It literally took me a total of 5 minutes. This is something that you could even do Thanksgiving morning, plus it does not ruin your curtain. Super Easy!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Quick & Easy Turkey Mask Craft

Here is a really quick and easy Thanksgiving craft. All you do is cut out the pieces from construction paper, glue on the beak/waddle and tape on the stick. Ta Da! You have a turkey mask for hours of play pretend fun.