We're taking it easy over here for the holidays - something about a new baby and a busy three year old that leaves me little to no time or energy to really get down to crafting/decorating. I did manage to find a short little break to create this festive thanksgiving tablesetting for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store's Celebrate the Season campaign - a perfect setting for that turkey and all those delicious side dishes.
I kept it simple with a brown craft paper table "cloth" which is inexpensive, customizable and a breeze to clean up. That homemade cranberry sauce sure is tough to get out of those linen tablecloths. All I did was cut off two lengths from a roll of craft paper. To get it to lay down along the sides, just run your finger along the edge of the table creating a sharp crease. I also folded the corners so they'd drape nicely.
Take advantage of the blank canvas and decorate it by writing what you're thankful for or get out the paint brush like I did. I used a little Martha Stewart Metallic Craft Paint in Pale Bronze which I picked up at my local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and a black sharpie and gave it a trendy update with a few arrows which are all the rage right now but are also very Thanksgiving.
The pumpkins also got a little update with the same Martha Stewart craft paint.
The centerpiece was a wonderful gift from the high school my husband works at. While it wasn't a DIY it so easily could have been. All you'd need is a small crate, which can be purchased at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, some paint or stain and a few small potted houseplants. Add some metal trim and a couple dried corn cobs and you've got yourself a perfect fall centerpiece that can survive long after the holiday season.
On rustic woven chargers I placed my go-with-everything Crate and Barrel Maison white dinnerware. I created simple place cards and tied those with raffeta around my Crate and Barrel Buffet flatware (which is no longer carried but is similar to the Cirrus collection) and green linen napkins. You can download the place cards here.
The rest of the table decor was sourced from around the house. Simple amber glass votives, two pillar candles and candleholders, an off-white Ikea tablerunner and a gorgeous vintage Swedish placemat were the finishing touches to my turkey tablescape...now all it needs are the drumsticks.
So, how are you guys decorating for Thanksgiving? Have any #turkeytablescapes of your own to share? Let's see 'em in the comments section. Or do you need some inspiration? Check out Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store's website for ideas and craft supplies and be sure to use this 50% off coupon!
The following project is part of the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores®
Celebrate the Season campaign. I received compensation for this
project; however, this is my personal, honest opinion based on my