Published on November 25th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain2
Beautiful Thanksgiving Table Decor
You know, there is just something to be said for having a beautifully set table. Candles, rustic or natural elements, something beautiful, and pretty layers of linens. LOVE, it’s just so beautiful. I also am really into that glamorous shabby chic look of vintage gold that is so in this year.
And let’s be honest. I’m kind of a cheapskate. So I don’t want to spend a bunch on new shiny stuff that is just for one day.
So why don’t we get creative? Let’s come up with some ideas that would make this super gorgeous Thanksgiving table decor.
First, I used pine cones. I am thrifty and save the cinnamon scented ones I love to buy during the holidays. Now they are barely even scented, not going to ruin your table with over powering scents. Next, I took some Glade candles that had been used up, cleaned out the glass and added a votive and popcorn. No cost for me.
I added some wooden candle sticks, and some other coloful candles. But yeah, I am saving the best part for last.
These incredible pumpkins. Vintage looking with their coverage of old book pages, some glam with the clear glitter, and chic with the vintage gold. ahhh, oooh, ohhhh. aren’t they darling?
Wanna know a secret? they cost almost nothing! I spent $2 on the pumpkins at the dollar store- they are the carvable ones that were popular at Halloween, I snatched a couple up for crafting.
You could also buy the craft store ones, make a display with different sizes as well.
To make these, all you need is the pumpkins, an old book, and elmer’s glue. Later on, you’ll need glitter, gold paint, a leaf punch, brown paper, button, and glue gun.
First, tear your book page into stamp sized pieces, these make it the easiest to stick on and smooth down on the pumpkin surfaces.
I watered down my Elmer’s glue about 1/2 and 1/2. It is more of a decoupage medium and successful this way.
Once you have the pumpkin covered to your liking. I did two layers on mine, and let it dry. Cover the entire pumpkin with another coating of glue/water mix, then generously sprinkle your clear glitter all over. I did this in a clear shoebox to keep the mess down. Any glue that dries on it peels right off. and I can reuse the excess glitter.
I used a champagne gold color to color the stem of the pumpkin.
I then used some brown craft paper, punched with a jumbo leaf punch and crumpled the leaf.
I took a bit of the gold paint, dabbed my finger into it and then lightly smoothed it over the leaf, it catches on the crumpled edges and created a light shimmer.
Once finished, I used my glue gun to add the leaves to the top of the pumpkin, tied on a twine bow and added a glittered button to the center of the bow.
Voilà! Time to decorate.