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.

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!


  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!

  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!

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

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

  5. This is perfect! I love it!

  6. Very homey feeling, beautiful!


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