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10 Beautiful Thanksgiving Table Settings {diy}

Autumn Tablescape

 

1.   Aqua & Yellow Fall Tablescape ~ If you’re looking for a stylish way to decorate your dining table this fall, this is the perfect post for you!  The non-traditional color palette of aqua and yellow is fabulous.  There are many little details you don’t want to miss.

Simple yet Stylish Table Setting {Dinner Party Table Ideas}

 

2.  Simple yet Stylish Table Setting {Dinner Party Table Ideas} ~ While this table idea was designed for a wedding reception, the overall idea would be perfect for a small dinner party as well. Using Mason Jars and a Can and filling them with candles and flowers you create a beautiful center piece. Then taking butcher paper as a table cover and place setting with your guest names by their seats, you will be able to create a well put together table that is both stylish and inexpensive.

Natural Neutral Thanksgiving Place Setting {Thanksgiving Table}

 

3.  Natural Neutral Thanksgiving Place Setting {Thanksgiving Table} ~ Pine cones are the finishing touch that make this place setting! Using similar neutral colored table linens along with gathered pine cones from the back yard, your Thanksgiving table will be beautifully put together yet simple!

A Thanksgiving Feast

 

4.  Thanksgiving Day Table  ~ Pinecones, mini pumpkins, wheat, lace and candlelight combined make a rustic yet elegant table scape for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

5.  Thanksgiving Pilgram Hat Centerpiece ~ This is a post featuring a tutorial on how to create a unique and festive pilgrim hat and floral centerpiece. With a little help from a template and some bean and corn you’ll create a beautiful Thanksgiving table centerpiece that will wow your guests! Thanksgiving Centerpieces 6.  Pumpkin Flower Arrangements ~ How beautiful!  I love fresh festive flowers! Who says you have to carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns?  You can still have yummy baked pumpkin seeds when you scoop the center out.

Autumn Table Set Up

7.  A Beautiful Fresh Thanksgiving Place Setting ~ This place setting is a fresh new take on a more traditional style place setting! Using modern color scheme of yellow, gray and a lemons! Beautiful and festive! Thanksgiving Tablescape 8.  Painted Pumpkins Thanksgiving Tablescape ~ Who says you can’t add a little glam to your Thanksgiving Table?! This is a beautiful way to set the table for your feast! At every place setting a gold pumpkin you can create yourself using a can of spray paint! Beautiful, sophisticated and festive! Thanksgiving Tablescape 9.  Thanksgiving Kid Table Crafts ~ Lisa Storms has designed a cute Thanksgiving kids table that is completely DIY.  From the pilgrim hat crayon holder to the pumpkin pie tin filled with a pre dinner snack, the kids Thanksgiving table will keep them entertained before, during, and after Thanksgiving dinner.

13 Ways to Fold a Napkin Fancy

10.  13 Ways to Fold Napkins Fancy ~ Learn how to fold a napkin fancy for an elegant dinner party or just for fun!  Here are 12 napkin folding step-by-step tutorials.

 

Yankee Candle: Buy 1 Candle Get 1 FREE Coupon! {$27.99 Value!}

Yankee Candle
You can get 1 FREE Yankee Large Jar or Tumbler Candles when you buy 1  (a value of $27.99)! This is valid through November 24th 2013.

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You can use this coupon at Bed Bath and Beyond stacking it with their 20% store coupon!

This coupon is also valid at some other stores that sell Yankee Candles as well, but excludes Kohl’s, Meijer, Target, and Yankee Candle Fundraising.

12 Halloween Crafts {spooky and fun}

Spirit of Halloween:

Halloween Crafts

1.  Little Monsters {tutorial} ~ What a fun project for your budding artists!   Using recycled cardboard tubes, let your child paint a silly, scary or goofy monster.  You can add pom poms and other do dads for decorative trim.

Bat Template

2.  Boa Bat {diy} ~ Add some fun dimension to an ordinary paper bat with a feather boa.  There are three bat patterns to download and print.  Hang them with some fishing line so they appear to be flying.

Skeleton Crafts

3.  Q-tip Skeleton Flag ~ Create a skeleton using q-tips.  I bet you already have all of the supplies on hand.  This spooky skeleton was glued to black felt to hang as a flag, but you could use black card stock to hang in the home.

Spooky Spider Craft

4.  Pipe Cleaner Spiders {free printable} ~ These silly spiders are made with pipe cleaners, beads and printable spider. Kids will love making them to decorate your house for Halloween and they are just right to hang from your front door to greet your Halloween guests.

Witch Halloween Craft

5.  Witches Bounty Treat Bags ~ I was searching for a surprising treat bag, when I came upon a photo from a Harry Potter inspired birthday party from Modern Hostess. I immediately thought this charming handmade favor-bag would suit my Halloween party, delightfully. You can put just about anything inside, and that mystery is great for your guests to take home!

Spooky Spider

6.  Pipe Cleaner Yarn Spider ~ Make a spooky spider from yarn, pipe cleaners, cardboard and googly eyes.  You can also play “hot or cold” with it.

Spirit of Halloween Craft

7.  Halloween Paper Plate Crafts for Kids ~ Create these sweet and simple Halloween characters using colored dessert plates from the dollar store along with a short list of easy to find supplies. Perfect for Halloween parties, classroom projects or crafting at home, this cute little pumpkin, bat and Frankenstein are sure to be a hit with the kids!

8.  DIY Hanging Ghosts ~ Create Knock-Off Pottery Barn Kids Halloween Hanging Ghosts in just a few simple steps! You can create these ghosts in under an hour and for a fraction of the cost of the original PB ones!

Spider Web Craft

9.  Trash Bag Spider Web ~ Create your own spider web to hang on your front door from trash bags.  It’s like making paper snowflakes, but a web instead.

Halloween Crafts

10.  Glow Stick Lanterns ~ How cool are these lanterns?!  Simply cut the ends off of your glow sticks, pour into a jar, shake and voila!

Halloween Craft

11.  Halloween Paper Bag Puppets {Kids Crafts} ~ Paper bag puppets are a classic kids craft, so why not make some for Halloween? You can vary the faces from scary to happy, depending on the age group or sensitivity of your child.

Halloween Activities for Kids

12.  Reversible Halloween Puzzles {Halloween Activities} ~ Create fun reversible puzzles with a little paint and some craft sticks.  This craft is great for kids to make and even more fun for them to play with.  Have the supplies ready for them to make puzzles as a party activity, or have the puzzles already made for them to put together.

(Thank You to the blogs in this post for these fabulous tutorials!!!)

Oriental Trading: FREE shipping on ANY order! (Today Only!)

Today only, Oriental Trading Company is offering up FREE Shipping on ANY order (no minimum!) when you enter the promo code WCE4159 at checkout. There are lots of inexpensive items great for Halloween and Thanksgiving… so make sure to browse around!

Here are a couple ideas…

Halloween Rubber Duckies 12 ct $4.99 (reg. $6.50!)
Glow-In-The-Dark Halloween Tattoos 72 ct $3.99 (reg. $5.25!)
Halloween Character Finger Puppets 12 ct $4
Glitter Sticky Hands 72 ct $8

DIY “Give Thanks” Accordion Cards 24 ct $5.99 (reg. $7.25!)
Handprint Turkey Craft Kit 12 ct $4.99 (reg. $7.25!)
Beaded Indian Corn Pin Craft Kit 12 ct $4.49 (reg. $5.75!)
“In Everything Give Thanks” Door Hanger Craft Kit 12 ct $5.99 (reg. $7.25!)

+ Much More!

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

6 Delightful {easy} Fall Centerpiece Ideas!!!

Halloween-Hurricanes

Halloween Hurricane:

Fill glass container with layers of beans, starting with red lentils (because they are smallest and will creep through other beans), then white and black beans. If you choose to add a pillar candle, place the candle in the middle of the top layer before filling entire layer. Arrange votive candles and mini pumpkins with glass container on a glass or other tray for an instant Halloween centerpiece!

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Awesome Eye Candy:

Layer mini marshmallows, black licorice, pumpkin Peeps, more mini marshmallows, large black gumballs, candy corns, ghost Peeps, large orange gumballs and mini yellow gumballs.  Stick a variety of lollipops into the top and Voila!!!  Mini marshmallows were used as filler inside the jar.  All candy items were found at local grocery and craft stores. So cute!

glitterpumpkin

Glitter Pumpkins:

With paintbrush, spread layer of white glue over the surface of a small pumpkin. Place pumpkin on a paper plate or newspaper to catch excess glitter.  Sprinkle powder glitter over glue, covering completely.   Let dry for an hour, then shake off excess powder.  Coat stem with brown acrylic paint, let dry.  Once dry, the stem can also be covered in brown glitter if desired. The pumpkins will keep for months!!  So festive and simple!  My little one will be helping with this project!

Flowers-in-a-pumpkin

Pumpkin Flowers:

For a different look, try putting the flowers inside of the pumpkin rather than around it.  Above we see fall blossoms in shades of yellow, red and orange, plus curly willow for a touch of height.  A perfect piece for the center of any Dinner table!!

A-painted-pumpkin-centerpiece

Painted Pumpkins:

First remove the stem from the pumpkin and start painting with craft paint. Craft paint is thicker than the spray glitter paint.  Add another thin layer of color and shine with spray glitter paint.  White pumpkins are even easier;  they only need a sprinkle of glitter.    Ready to embellish?!?  Cut apart decorative “holiday picks” and glue them to the top of the pumpkins. This collection of pretty pumpkins works as well on a dining table as a centerpiece as it does on a coffee table.  Love this idea!!!

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Ribbon Pumpkins:

Adding ribbon is a totally easy way to decorate with pumpkins.   Throw  decorated pumpkins inside a vintage bowl or basket to make your Fall table-top complete!!