Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love that it’s not over commercialized. I love the time spent with family. I love the traditions we’ve made over the years–Oh and the food. This girl has a Southern family that can cook like nobody’s business. Perhaps the only thing I don’t love is our lack of great decor for the Thanksgiving holiday. Admittedly, I put so much more effort into decorating for Christmas, that I feel Thanksgiving gets ignored. Well, not this year. I’ve got just over a week till turkey day, and I’m loving some of these DIY projects I’m sharing today. I hope you will find these as inspiring as I do!
These linen napkins from The Purl Bee seem so easy to make, and I think they’re quite beautiful with this ombre look.
I’ve seen a lot of ways that people count and record their blessings, but this might be my favorite. I love how the tutorial from Craftzine.com uses chalkboard paint “leaves” for Thanksgiving guests to write on. I think this project would be especially fun for kids to get involved.
I love this idea as an alternative to place cards. Elizabeth Anne Designs salvaged vintage spoons and hammered guests’ names into them. They look so pretty with a finished table setting.
Ok, I’ve seen countless cake toppers. But a pretty pie topper–Who knew? I think pies are generally under-appreciated, and this swag from Oh Happy Day just makes me smile.