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Thanksgiving Table with Acorn Craft

Thanksgiving table and acorn craft idea at www.diybeautify.com

I cannot wait for Thanksgiving!

You know why? My son will be home from University for 4-1/2 whole days!

He's a freshman...and it's been an adjustment for all of us...mostly me!

I cannot wait to hug him...and be a whole family again!

So even though we'll be joining another family at their home for Thanksgiving dinner, I wanted to share my table, all set for a celebratory Thanksgiving eve dinner. There's a craft too!

Let's start with my table.

Eclectic Thanksgiving table at www.diybeautify.com

I've decorated with both traditional and non-traditional colors. I love the pop of color from the aqua and green bowls.

Eclectic table setting at www.diybeautify.com

I was thrilled to find these bowls at the thrift store recently. The green/aqua combo and polka dots fits my style perfectly. I paired the bowls with my ironstone dishes. I have a lot of ironstone dishes, collected over the years. I chose the octagon set because if I'm going eclectic, I might as well go all out with mixing shapes and patterns, right?

Burlap table runner and DIY acorn votives at www.diybeautify.com

The foundation of the table is this handmade burlap table runner. I'll be sharing more next week about how to make burlap table runners...so stay tuned.


My Fall dish towels make perfect napkins for this eclectic look. I tied them with jute-wrapped plastic rings. We'll need big napkins because I'll be serving my homemade chicken tortilla soup in those great big bowls. Mmmm, delicious comfort food...and a recipe that the whole family loves.

And now on to the acorn craft...

I'm a collector...I can't help myself. On a recent walk (while everyone else was walking), I was collecting acorns from the side of the path!

I used my metallic BIC permanent markers (affiliate link) to color the acorns. The markers are juicy and coloring the acorns took no time at all. I even colored the acorn caps (after I hot glued some of them back on)!

Then I wrapped glass votive holderes with burlap and hot-glued the acorns on.

The below pictures show you more details:

Easy DIY burlap wrapped votives with acorns DIY beautify blog
I made two acorn and burlap wrapped votives...and they look really cute on my eclectic Thanksgiving table, all ready to light up.

Thanksgiving table and acorn craft at www.diybeautify.com

I sincerely wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving from DIY beautify!

I hope you take time to reflect on all your blessings!

See you next week.



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1 comment:

  1. Love the colored acorns! Thanks for linking up last week at Creative Spark link Party hope you will stop by again today and link up! http://bit.ly/1yf1bP4

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