Gracias Giving


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday – it’s like Christmas without the pressure! For as long as can remember, I’ve been in charge of Thanksgiving tabletop décor and I must say, it’s a task I take very seriously. This year I decided to keep it simple, so I let some funky miniature gourds be the focal point. They’re natural and easy to find at farm stands this time of year, but they also add so much texture and color to the table. I cut tags from card stock, hand-printed my family members’ names on each one and tied them to the gourds with an earthy string.

Once I made those, I almost called it a day but my craftastic sister Jessica suggested another DIY project that (and I quote) “took the simplest Thanksgiving craft project on the internet and turned it into something complex.” Oh well, that’s how we roll. Plus, I’m not one to turn down a  last minute sibling craft sesh.

Jess stumbledupon a picture that depicted a place setting of a folded up piece of paper with the words “thankful for” printed on the front (like, from a computer). Cool enough idea. She and I elevated it a bit by using nice paper, individually stamping each place setting and hot gluing the backs. We also glued yarn bows to each and finished them off with acrylic spray, so that we can use them in years to come (hopefully until they are filled up with different things each of us are thankful for!)

I know this next photograph doesn’t constitute a DIY project (or even anything remotely creative), but I had to share these cute chalk glasses that my mom got from Pier 1. Run –don’t walk–to this, um, URL. THEY ARE $3, PEOPLE!

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2 Responses to Gracias Giving

  1. Joanne says:

    You and Jess did a great job – the table decor was impressive and truly in the holiday spirit.

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