Tuesday, November 16, 2010

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Okay, I have to admit that I'm in denial that Thanksgiving is happening next week. We're still working our way through Halloween candy at my house, so it's hard to move on to the next holiday so quickly!

Speaking of Halloween, the ridiculously talented people over at Martha Stewart created a great bat candy jar craft that serves as the inspiration for this post.

Here's a really simple centerpiece that you can make for Thanksgiving...

Here are the instructions from Martha's tutorial that I followed to construct this centerpiece (the steps I added are indicated with an asterisk):

Tools and Materials

White or cream card stock
*Pilgrim Hat template
Xyron Creative Station with permanent adhesive cartridge (*if you don't own a Xyron, try using double-sided adhesive sheets)
Black beans
White beans
*Large vase
*Empty plastic container to hold flowers

1. Print the pilgrim hat template on card stock. Trim card stock to a size to fit the vase, and run through Xyron so the front of the template is covered in adhesive. Here's the template I used:

2. Peel paper to expose adhesive. Cover the black area with black beans,the yellow area with corn and the white area with white beans.

3. When the sheet is fully covered, slide it into the vase. Press against glass.

4. Insert the empty plastic container into the vase behind the sheet. Then fill it with flowers.

5. Finally, fill jar with white beans.

So from this...

...to this.

To quote Martha, it's a good thing!


Jane said...

Thanksgiving is another celebration we don't have in Australia. I'm not really sure what it's all about! Hope it goes well. I'm sure your table will look great. Jane:)

Hatter and Hare Events said...

Hi Jane!
Basically it's a great opportunity for family and friends to get together and be thankful for all of the things they have. Oh, and to eat lots and lots of food too! I used to work in Sydney and still consider Australia to be the closest place to heaven on earth! Fortunately there is an Australian bakery in my town - no VB, but I am able to get my fill of Tim Tams!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

This is so clever! We are having a Home for the Holidays link party and we would love for you to join us!



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