Showing posts with label Thanksgiving Decor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thanksgiving Decor. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Home Decor: Thanksgiving in Blues and Greens


I mentioned in my Tissue Paper Dollar Tree Pumpkins post that I wanted to update some of my Thanksgiving decor to colors inspired by nature's colors around me. We don't get the changing of the leaves where I am, but we do have the beauty of Saguaros and other cacti, and gold and blue hues from other desert brush and foliage. 

I hit the jackpot with some finds from Dollar Tree and JoAnn sales so changing up my decor didn't break the bank. 

I found these candle holders, votive holders and acorns all at Dollar Tree! If you didn't know that's where they came from, would you guess that?

I lucked into a deal at JoAnn with the fabric I used for the table runner. It was already on sale but it was the end of the bolt and they gave me an extra discount, I didn't sew it but folded the long edges, gathered the short edges and used rubber bands to hold, then tucked them under and just played with it until I was satisfied. 

I grabbed an old farmhouse wood bowl we have from my husband's family to hold one of the Paint Poured pumpkins I made, the Tissue Paper Pumpkins, and misc pumpkin pics I found for 70% off at JoAnn. Then I added the Dollar Tree Votives, Candleholders, and Glass Vases (Dollar Tree) which I filled with Velvet Pumpkin clips, also from Dollar Tree. I used a garland I'd made years before and turkey candleholders from William Sonoma that I already had.

It's just me, Hubby, and my Mom but that doesn't mean I can't make it special, right? I also switched up my entry table.

I kept the look simple, using the big vase from Pottery Barn that's survived several moves. The Velvet Pumpkins are actually clips, so I put some in the bottom and clipped others to the branches that were already in the arrangement. 

The ribbons that inspired this went on candleholders that sit on this table. 

Then I added the acorns and another Paint Poured Pumpkin. 

I was still able to use my other items in different vignettes so clearly, I didn't have enough Thanksgiving decor 😂.

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Thursday, November 2, 2023

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve, and Happy November! Thanks for holding down the fort while I ran away to Disneyland last week where we had more fun than people our age are supposed to have, and thankful that our feet and backs were up to the challenge. 😂 

We alternated between Disneyland and California Adventure day to day and then on the last day went back and forth between the two. We hadn't been since right before COVID and there are some changes to things like their former "Fast Path" program, and the need for park reservations in addition to your ticket,  so if you're planning a trip, read up ahead of time. 

There were also a few new rides / attractions since we were there last which of course we had to try and LOVED. Disneyland: Rise of the Resistance in Galaxy's Edge and Runaway Railroad in Toon Town. CA Adventure: Spiderman Web Slingers in the Avengers Campus. Both parks were all decked out for Halloween and next time we go for Halloween we plan on doing the "Oogie Boogie Bash" which is held after California Adventure closes. The costumes we saw on "mature adults" like us down to the youngest, were amazing!

I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween and now let's take a look at some ideas shared over the past two weeks! 

Steph Creates shared this Fall "Book Stack" project using something from her regular source: Dollar Tree. What a perfect Fall accent to mark the transition from Halloween to Christmas! 

Sonata Home Design has a great roundup of Thanksgiving Decor ideas including these Wrapped Wheat Stalks which would make a lovely accent to any table! 

Maybe you're refreshing some things before holiday entertaining or there's a gift you'd like to make for someone. Artsy VaVa has a wonderful Secret Path to a Table Makeover tutorial on how to make over a table! Design possibilities are endless. 

Finally, whether as an addition to your own Thanksgiving goodies or to make as hostess or neighbor gifts, Cindy's Online Recipe Box share this marvelous Double Drizzle Pumpkin Surprise Marble Cake!

Thanks as always to everyone who linked up. Don't forget to change your clocks this weekend! We don't so I'll get to be confused for a few weeks 😢.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Thanksgiving Decor: Gather Dollar Tree Sign


I know lots of people went straight from Halloween to Christmas decorating but I'm contrary and like having my Fall / Thanksgiving decor in between! No judgement...that's just me. I swear I'm going to end up owning every single one of these Dollar Tree signs but I can never pass them up! They're an easy way to decorate and easy to do whatever you want to them from paint to decoupage and many things in between. I decided to do this one in the palette I used for my Thanksgiving Cards


  • Gather Sign (Dollar Tree)
  • Acrylic Paints in choice of colors. I used Delta Ceramcoat Mulberry and Craftsmart Bright Gold
  • Dimensional Glue. I used Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Craft Foil. I used Recollections from Michaels in Copper
  • Coordinating Sequins 

I always start these by painting the interior of the letters, then the edges, then the back and front. For me, it helps ensure I don't leave bare spots in the nooks and crannies!

These take paint really well so it only took one coat. Next I dry brushed with the gold. 

I really wanted just a hint of gold so I kept it very light. After that, I added some copper accents using the same foil I'd used for the interior sentiment of my cards. 

NOTE: I thought plain Elmers was going to be enough because I was going for a very light effect with the foil...kind of like a dry was not! So I brushed on some dimensional glue ( Ranger Glossy Accents ). You can put the foil down almost as soon as you brush it on and then I burnished with the handle of a pair of scissors. 

I grabbed some bright gold sequins along with the metallic brown ones I'd used for my cards and just randomly placed them using the same Glossy Accents. 

You can get a better feel for the copper in this pic. I layered the sequins, using the large gold ones and then smaller brown ones. 

Easy. Pretty, Inexpensive. Three of my Crafting food groups! 

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fairytales Do Come True...Guest Posting at Mod Podge Rocks

My dear readers, if you're a reader of my blog you know that next to chocolate the thing I love most is Mod Podge. Suffice it to say I am over the moon to be guest posting at the epicenter of all things Mod Podge: Mod Podge Rocks!! Sharing these altered candles featuring my Fall obsession, cornhusks. 

Thank you Amy for having me! 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Chocolate and Silver Napkin Rings

Maple Leaf Napkin Ring

I’m swapping out some of my Thanksgiving table décor this year and going with a Silver and Chocolate theme. I was looking around in my jewelry making stash and had an idea for some new napkin rings.

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

For this project you will need:
  • Stretchy Beading Cord ( I used Stretch Magic 1MM)
  • Focal Bead ( I used large chocolate colored glass pearls, available at craft and bead stores)
  • Bead Caps
  • Spacer Beads
  • Faceted Crystal Beads ( I used Jablonex)
  • Charms
  • Jump Rings
You really don’t need any jewelry making skills to make these. If you can thread beads on a string, you can make these. I didn’t even take pictures of the process…decide on the order you want them, string, tie off your stretchy cord ( I always add a drop of super glue to the knot). I added my charms using jump rings ( OK you need to be able to open and close a jump ring which is super easy and here’s a tutorial how from Jewelry Making Journal

They go fast and are easy to do while watching TV etc.

Chocolate and Silver Napkin Rings

Now I'm thinking I really need to get some metallic brown and silver chargers hmmm...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Quick Book Page Leaves and Thanksgiving Decor

I first started decorating for Thanksgiving when my son was in pre-school. We were in a store right after Halloween and the Christmas stuff was up and he said “What about Thanksgiving?” and then went on to opine about how Thanksgiving was getting short changed and having a very strong opinion about that. I understood I wasn’t going to hear the end of it if I didn’t decorate especially since "Mr. Too Smart For His Own Good and My Sanity" also pointed out that I had no excuse since I made all that crafty stuff. At. Four. Years. Old.

What’s that got to do with this post? Who knows. I just thought I’d share some of my Thanksgiving décor to which I added some last minute ( like 30 minutes before leaving to go see a movie last minute) easy leaves I made to hang on some curly willow I keep on my mantle.
I just cut some leaf shapes freehand from some dictionary pages; smudged some distress inks ( Ranger) over them ( actually distressed the paper first, then cut the shapes with a decorative edge scissors) added copper eyelets and twisted some copper wire on.
This sits in a vase on my mantle that I switch out seasonally. ( Dollar store vase and candlestick) .


I left the tulle I draped over a table in my living room for Halloween along with a couple of glass pumpkins and added some Thanksgiving accents:


One of the turkey’s I made over this year


"Mr. Smarty Pants Four Year Old" is now a Freshman in College and coming home for Thanksgiving in 9 days ( not that I’m counting) so I made a little extra something for his room:

Cut the pennant shapes old school ( a ruler!) but the rest using my Cricut Expression ( Doodletype and Sentimentals carts) and chose an owl accent since they’re so wise and smart…like a certain former four year old I know.
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