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Monday, November 21, 2011

Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece

I have (last year's) Family Fun magazine to thank for this idea ... or most of this idea, anyway.

SO SIMPLE.
But I love it.

All you need is ....
-jars (I used a variety of shapes and sizes)
-sticks (again, variety of shapes and sizes)
-card stock - cut into circles, markers, Distress Ink and glue
-hazelnuts - or filberts, as we like to call 'em around Little Lucy Lu Land (OR you could use cranberries, dried beans, etc. ... I think Family Fun used split peas?)
-hemp or twine

The rest is pretty self-explanatory, don't you think...? :)~
 Yes, the letters could have looked more impressive if I had one of those fancy cutting machines (will SOMEBODY puh-lease get me a Silhouette for Christmas one of these years already!?!  Sheeesh!!!), but actually - I kind of like the organic quality the good-ol' hand-written ink gives them.
And I like how the distressing (courtesy of Distress Ink Walnut Stain) makes them look almost like wood circles! :-)

*Note:  I have the WORST dining room IN. THE. WORLD. for taking pictures.
Or for ME taking pictures, anyway ... which is probably more the problem than anything else.
Dark, red wine-colored paint on the walls, muted lighting, wraparound covered porch outside - which means not a lot of light coming in from the window .... ugh!  Somebody help me!

But despite my less-than-ideal pictures, I hope you like my Thanksgiving table!
Can't wait until it's covered with turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin deliciousness!

7 comments:

  1. Oh how absolutely adorable!! I saw something like this on pinterest, but not NEAR as cute as yours!! And I feel ya on the dining room lighting thing...I have the SAME problem in my house!! Everything is just SO dark and then the pictures look awful! :) Your dining room looks so pretty though!

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  2. I used to get Family Fun when my kids were small, and they do have some really cute ideas. Your project turned out great!

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  3. Love it. Simple is sometimes the absolute best. I love using things that are lying around anyways. Great job.

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    Melissa
    redflycreations.blogspot.com

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  4. I love this!! Simple and rustic!!! great job!

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  5. This is perfect! I love it!
    Shannon
    www.akadesign.ca

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  6. Very homey feeling, beautiful!

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