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Thanksgiving Kids Craft

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Turkey time is rolling in quickly, and you know what that means: family gatherings. Parents and grandparents gather around to talk, maybe watch a bit of football, but what about the kids? Sometimes they’re just not interested in chit-chat.

You need something fun to keep them happy, and I’ve got just the thing. This Thanksgiving Craft is great fun for your kids to make before the big dinner, and it also makes a cute decoration for the Thanksgiving Kids Table. It’s sure to be a gobbling good time for your kids. Read More

Thanksgiving Countdown: Day 6: Table Centerpieces

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Woohoo it’s Day 6! We are almost have way there, getting ready for Thanksgiving! Have you enjoyed the Thanksgiving Countdown so far? I sure hope it has helped you! Today we are chatting about Table Centerpieces. One of my favorite things to do is scour the house and yard and build a Centerpiece.

Whether it’s large or small, the Centerpiece often sets the tone for the rest of your party. I have been wanting to create a Centerpiece in my Antique Galvanized Chicken Feeder for awhile now, I know it seems kind of strange, but I think it’s pretty cool.

This Rustic Table Centerpiece went together in just a few minutes. Here’s what I used…

Rustic Table Centerpiece Supplies

  • Antique Galvanized Chicken Feeder – you can use a number of containers, think outside the box
  • Mini Pumpkins – both real and fake
  • Gourds
  • Candles – remember my little trick to saving money on candles, buy the same size and then set a couple on a dish to add height
  • Silk leaves
  • Pine Cones

Start with the largest items first, this time I added the candles first, then filled in with the other items.

I set this up on our Buffet, with a plaid, wool blanket under the Centerpiece. But it’s low enough I could also use it in the middle of the table. A good guideline to use when you are creating a Centerpiece is to be sure you can see over it easily, you want your guests to be able to talk and see each other.

Here are a couple more Thanksgiving Centerpieces you may like…

Fall Tablescape

Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Pilgrim Hat Clay Pots

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Thanksgiving Countdown

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Thanksgiving Countdown: Day 4: Setting up a Buffet

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Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving Dinner or just a small group of friends over for cocktails and dessert, one of the easiest ways to serve your food is on a Buffet or Side Table.

But how do you set it up so that everything is displayed nicely and easy to get to?

As part of our Thanksgiving Countdown, today I’m sharing a few tips on Setting up a Buffet.

Quick Tips for Setting up a Buffet

  • Create different levels
  • Be sure that the taller pieces are in the back
  • By setting out the serving dishes ahead, you will know if you need to gather any more supplies
  • Label the dishes so you or someone helping you can quickly fill the dish for serving. I just use sticky notes.

Before you set out all the serving dishes, you will want to create different levels. I simply use bowls and platters turned upside down. Be sure the area on top is large enough to support the serving dish.

Next, cover the whole area with a table cloth. Yes I know…shame on me for not ironing it first. Then add some color, I used a couple napkins, small pieces of burlap and a piece of material folded.

Now add a centerpiece…I put this one together in less than 5 minutes. Add cranberries, nuts and clementines to a clear glass vase, place on Buffet and add a circle of silk leaves and a few pinecones and you’re done.

Now all you need is the food!

This is one from last year’s Thanksgiving Leftover Party, complete with recipes!

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Thanksgiving Countdown

Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece

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Last week I shared our Thanksgiving Leftover Party with lots of yummy food and decorating. Today I’d like to show you how easy it is to create the Thanksgiving Centerpiece for your table or even serving buffet.

Let’s start with the Pilgrim Hats…

Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece Supplies:

  • Small clay pots
  • Electrical tape
  • Washer – size will depend on the size of the pot, we used 1 1/2 inch washer on a 4 inch pot
  • Gold spray paint
  • Glitter


  1. Paint the washers with gold spray paint and immediately add some glitter. You can certainly leave the glitter off, but I like how it made the buckle look shiny.
  2. Wrap electrical tape around the clay pot. We tried using black paper, but found that the electrical tape was much easier because it stretches a bit.
  3. After the washer is dry, glue it onto the pot with hot glue

I filled one pot with floral foam and added some flowers. And the other pots were filled with a little dried moss and a pumpkin, and a gourd garland in the last pot.

After the Pilgrim Hats were done, I simply shopped my house for items to fill the tray. I had Doug cut wood into three pieces for the center. It was my intention to have him drill out a hole for a candle, but his drill wasn’t cooperating with us that day.

Then I added in the Pilgrim Hats and filled in with some Indian Corn and silk leaves. The gourd garland, that I used last year on the Hoosier cabinet, made it’s way to the table, placed in one of the Pilgrim Hats and simply wrapped around the wood loosely.

Do you decorate your table for Thanksgiving?

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