Friday, November 13, 2009

A Pretty Thanksgiving...


These crafts from Katie Brown and Country Living almost make me wish I still had a dining room to make pretty for this year's big Thanksgiving dinner...

almost.

Actually, this year we are spending Thanksgiving with friends. More specifically, my best friend and her family. A first for us and something that we have been trying to make happen for years!

But with or without a dining room, these are easy and inexpensive crafts that will make the big day even more beautiful and festive.

And even though I'm not hosting this year, I would use just about any excuse to make these!

I love this one.

A simple rosemary plant (my favorite) wrapped in burlap and a shiny copper ribbon.

Simple and elegant...




This pinecone garland would be gorgeous laid out on the table in between serving platters and candles, and equally as beautiful framing your doorway to greet your guests...




A little ribbon, faux berries, glitter and a glue gun are all that's needed to make truly customized napkin rings for your table...




Give each of your dinner guests their own personal pocket for their utensils with a little burlap and a button...




You would never guess that there's a milk jug in there!

Covered in wood scraps and a little gold spray paint, that empty milk jug becomes a perfect addition to your fall decor...

(I'll be making this one for sure! We've got wood scraps galore!)



And last, but not least, welcome your guests as they approach your door with this rustic sign made from an old crate and twigs...


I'm feeling crafty!

Time to go raid the wood scrap pile...



14 comments:

LuLu said...

such great ideas featured! You've passed the crafty bug my way!
xo,
LuLu

Elise said...

I have the very same issue and loved it, especially the pinecone garland!!
Elise

Lori E said...

Craft ideas don't have to be expensive or hard to do.
These are great examples of that.

AnNicole@Our Suburban Cottage said...

Great ideas and photos! I love that copper ribbon.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What fabulous ideas. They are all so pretty and most would be really easy to make. Thanks for the ideas. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

What great ideas...

Kathy :)

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

Ooh what great projects. I love the burlap utensil holders! We won't be hosting this year either, but I do love the eye candy. ;)

XO*Tricia

{ L } said...

Oooh, love the pinecone garland!! Fun post.

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Thanks for the inspiration! The berry wrapped utensils would be great for my Christmas party this weekend.

Camilla Fabbri said...

Karla - Thanks! I always love holiday ideas. Just did a post on my blog about homemade wine glass charms. Definitely necessary with the holidays upon us. (I just can't keep doing all those extra dishes just because people can't keep track of their glasses). Keep up the great work. You're an inspiration.

http://cfabbridesigns.com/blog/?p=1116

Erin A said...

Wow, these sure are pretty! And now, (sigh) I'm just going to have to follow you! :)

Leen said...

Since we will be out of town for Thanksgiving I have given myself persmission to go into premature Christmas mode! I am thinking that pinecone garland would be perfect for Christmas decorating with just a few red berries tucked in.
Thanks for the great ideas :)

allthingsjuice said...

Love these ideas!

down comforter said...

Such great idedas :) I really like the silverware pocket & rosemary plant.