On Friday I shared my Elegant Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape with Wood Slice Place Cards and today I wanted to share with you how I quickly made these DIY Leather Napkin Rings last week for that Thanksgiving table! I of course used my Cricut Maker, but you could easily make these just using a rotary blade too. I’m just OCD and prefer to have everything cut perfectly!
Happy Friday friends! Today I am so excited to share this Elegant Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape! If you have know me at all, you know that I generally gravitate towards a neutral color theme for my decor, but I also love adding green to any space! By adding in these simple green colors, it brought nature indoors and created the perfect Thanksgiving tablescape! I’m also excited to share the tutorial for making these fun Wood Slice Place Cards using Iron-on Vinyl and my Cricut Maker!
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Hello Over the Big Moon friends. We are finally in the 70’s and some of the locals are walking around in winter jackets. Too funny! The breeze feels wonderful and cool-crisp mornings are sure to be around the corner. Today I’m sharing with you a sweet and simple Thanksgiving table setting! Are you thinking about Thanksgiving yet?
We are spending the holiday in Tokyo but I couldn’t resist setting up a pretty Thanksgiving table setting. Our little Okinawan rental has an open kitchen/living room and the space that might be a dining room is my piano studio. So we eat most of our meals around a little table that sits between the couch and the oven. Literally. We do like to entertain so I bought a 7 ft folding table that stores easily when not in use.
With a freshly pressed white tablecloth the folding table turns into a fancy dining area! As with most of our special occasion settings, I looked through my fabric stash to see what I could use. This time I folded and ironed an arrow printed fabric to take place of a table runner. The only plates we brought with us to Japan are our white Ikea plates. I layered in my no-sew cloth napkins (which you can find HERE) to add more pattern.
Once the basics were set, I shopped the house for styling items. Mixing metals is something I always do, no matter the rules. I also love mixing real with faux flowers. Can you believe these purple pansies are from the “dollar store”? They are the most real looking faux flowers I’ve ever seen.
After adding in more soft colors, it’s nice to balance them out with a bold contrast.
I did this by adding black and white candles I created for my neutral Fall/ Halloween decor (you can find HERE) and a “I’m thankful for:” card at each place setting.
So now we have feathers, arrows, and did you spot the antlers? Not to heavy on Thanksgiving decor but some of my favorite elements for the season. Oh, and it’s about impossible to find a pumpkin in Okinawa right now.
To create the “I’m thankful for:” card, download this printable here.
Cut into four pieces and paper clip to black card-stock so your guests and family can easily write down their blessings. If you want a more hand printed look, trace the lettering and pinecone with a metallic pen.
Thanks for having me, see y’all next month!
It’s time for the next Cricut Design Space Star Challenge!
The theme this month was gold Holiday decor! I love to do a Thankful Tree each year for our family. This year I wanted to do one that was a bit more elegant than our past trees.
Plus, it was the easiest tree I’ve ever done! I found a dead branch on the side of the road and spray painted it gold. I also spray painted some Christmas hooks to use as the hangers. To secure my branch in a small vase I added salt around the branch. I wanted to it be very simple but still secure.
The leaves were the easiest part using my Cricut Explore machine. I used different natural colored card stocks and using the Design Space I cut different leaf shapes on the different shades of paper.
I love the way it turned out. During November we will use a gold Sharpie and write something we are grateful for on the leaves.
Hopefully it will keep us focused on the real meaning of Thanksgiving and double as beautiful decor!
Be sure to check out all the other FABULOUS Gold Decor ideas by our Cricut Design Team!
Did you also know that the Cricut Explore now has Print then Cut technology. This opens up so many possibilities and I am so excited! This means you can print an image and then your Cricut will cut it for you! Brilliant!