Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thanksgiving Table Settings

We're headed to Dallas next week to spend Thanksgiving with family and I'll be taking these feather and corn husk place cards with me!

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If I'm not making the meal this year, I figured I could at least bring table decor! I had extra corn husks and feathers from my Thanksgiving wreath so I made these little bundles to pair with a place card. 

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I was going to set up this 'practice' Thanksgiving table in my dining room, but the other day my friend Candice mentioned she was having Thanksgiving outdoors. Such a fun idea - I have never even considered an al fresco Thanksgiving meal, but I guess in Texas that is totally doable. If you are lucky enough to live in a warm climate, this table decor would look just as great on a picnic table as a dinner table!

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In addition to the glittered feathers and corn husk place cards, I added a glitter touch to a few more natural elements like this cattail centerpiece.

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The package of cattails cost $6 from Hobby Lobby and I just painted some of them with a light coat of Martha Stewart glitter paint. It took only a few minutes.

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I also used the glitter pain to cover a few leaves to scatter down the table. Since there aren't really fall leaves here in San Antonio, I used preserved fall leaves from the craft store. I just painted one side.

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How to Make Thanksgiving Place Cards

1. Add a light coat of Martha Stewart Acrylic Glitter Paint to one side of corn husks and feathers and let dry. Tear the corn husks into smaller pieces.


2. Stencil the first initial of a guest onto a manila shipping tag with gold craft paint. Then write the rest of their name with a Sharpie.

3. Bundle a few glittered corn husks and feathers together with a piece of twine and loop through the shipping tag.

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The place cards work great with these Threshold feather placemats I scored for $1.99 a piece after Christmas last year at Target!

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I'm looking forward to packing these up for our meal next week! What plans do you have in the works for table decor?

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