Thanksgiving is a few days away. Honestly, it’s a hard year. For the first time ever, we won’t be celebrating with extended family. Don has requested to zoom his grandma while he eats. He misses her so. Sigh. Though this year feels so much different, I’m still going to do my best to make it special! I thought I’d share with you some Thanksgiving tablescape DIY’s.
thanksgiving tablescape diy’s
Like I mentioned on the post with the rainbow turkey diy, I’m paying particular attention to details on our table setting since I can with three people. I’ve been thrifting for a month to find the perfect pieces and made a few things too. Want to see?
dried flower cornucopia
When I’m thrifting, I always see wicker cornucopia’s. Finally, I grabbed one and spray painted it white. I thought it turned out so cute! While at the thrift store, I grabbed floral foam for $1. It had been used before, but there were only a few holes, no biggie. These are terrible for the environment so I love re-using them. I cut off the sided with a knife so it’d fit inside the top.
It’s easy to find a cornucopia thrifting. I’ll link a few below from eBay (click on the photo to shop). I wouldn’t pay more than $20 online with shipping for one. In the store, it should be $5 or less. Especially for a small one.
I filled it with dried flowers. I bought a pack online of colorful dried flowers that I thought was cute. Those ended up not quite being enough to cover the foam, but luckily Don and I collect flowers on our walks and have been drying some for months. It was fun to pull those out! It added another level of meaning to the arrangement.
Next, I decided to make place cards. These can definitely be made with scissors and card stock. But I love using my Cricut Explore for projects like these to quickly make something special. For example, these have scallops on bottom. And I used a pen in the Cricut to write the names- it looks so much more professional!
To find the shape of the place card, it was on Cricut’s design space. Then I added names. At the bottom I’ll share how they turned out.
The last thing I made was a banner. I used a blank banner as the base. Then with my Cricut, I cut out felt stars and vinyl iron-on words that day “eat, drink, and be merry.” The fun thing with this project is that it’s so easy to customize the words and colors.
And now, I hot glued the stars onto the banner. I cut off the star parts that I had hanging off the banner. Last, I ironed on the vinyl to the front. It was pretty easy!
I set-up my Thanksgiving table outside. Our kitchen is still under construction and the weather is lovely (78 degrees today)! We usually spend our Thanksgiving in Utah where winter has started, so we’re trying to really enjoy being able to be outside.
For the place settings, I layered an Anna Griffin x Lenox plate on top of a gingham plate. I love how they look together! The gingham plate was from Target in the spring and no longer available (except if you look on eBay).
The candlesticks and striped cups were also thrifted. It’s fun to see all of my treasures come together!
You can see the banner to the right of the table- isn’t it fun how cherry hanging a banner makes a space?!
I packed everything up in a big tray so it’s ready for Thursday. Now I just need to concentrate on cooking!
Even though this year is probably different to lots of us, we can still dress up and light candles and put out a pretty centerpiece. I still have so much to be grateful for. I’ll be concentrating on that and making beautiful memories despite all the difficulties. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving as well!
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