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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

Miss a day? No worries…I created a page with each day for you…

Thanksgiving Countdown

Linking to…Weekend Wrap Up Party

Thanksgiving Countdown: Day 3: Decorating with Printable Banner

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Well here we are on Day 3 of our Thanksgiving Countdown. We have planned our menu and gathered our supplies, which are necessary things to do to get ready for Thanksgiving, so today we are taking a little break to do some decorating.

While I don’t typically decorate for Thanksgiving Day, I do love to have our home cozy and inviting! I decided to leave the Fall Mantel the way it is, mostly because I simply love it. But the Hoosier Cabinet needed a little pick-me-up, so I scoured the house for items to use and got to work decorating and creating the Printable Thanksgiving Banner for you!

Isn’t the “Give Thanks” Banner really cute? I have a FREE Printable for you, but first, let me show you how I decorated the Hoosier Cabinet.

On top, the Chalkboard that I had on the Front Porch {head on over there for the details on how we made it} got a little face lift with a few things I’m VERY thankful for. Then a wooden box filled with pumpkins, gourds, pinecones and a tall candle. A small cornucopia filled with apples and clementines, and a handful of Indian corn finished out the top.

Then on the shelves, a clear glass vase filled with a candle surrounded with fresh cranberries, and a terra cotta pot dressed like a Pilgrim, leftover from the table centerpiece from last year, with a pumpkin. A ceramic Turkey and a wooden pumpkin finish off the shelves.

Now…let’s chat about this cute little Thanksgiving Banner! So I wanted to have a “Give Thanks” Banner, and looked around on Pinterest and did a quick search, but came up empty. Then I remembered the Fall Cupcake Toppers that Charlotte designed last year and thought they would work perfectly.

So I tried my hand at a little design work. It took me a little time, but I’m happy with the results! And guess what? I made them into a printable for you!

And the other really fun thing…they can also be used for cupcake toppers, either leave them square or punch them out with a circle hole punch. Here’s what you need to do for the Printable “Give Thanks” Thanksgiving Banner

  1. Head on over to the Printables Page
  2. Click on the link under the picture
  3. It will open in a PDF, save to your computer
  4. Print at home or save to a flashdrive and print them out at Staples or other office supply store
  5. Get decorating

Miss a day? No worries…I created a page with each day for you…

Thanksgiving Countdown

Linking to…Weekend Wrap up Party

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