Thanksgiving Projects

Thanksgiving Projects

Even though my 31 Days of Autumn Bliss is over doesn’t mean celebrating the season is over! There is always a new season to embrace! It is time to transition to Thanksgiving and the holidays! It is November! Yay!

So to kick off the Thanksgiving season here in the U.S., I’m excited to announce I will be guest judging over at The CSI Project this week! Now if you haven’t yet discovered this gem on the internet, let me tell you it is FUN! They post a creative challenge on a specific theme to readers each week. You have the first part of the week to create and link up a post on that theme. This week’s theme is Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Projects

Need some inspiration for the upcoming Thanksgiving season? Me too! It is super rainy and gray around the NW this morning — so I’m curled up on the sofa with my coffee getting pumped up with ideas. It could be a long gray season around here but with fun inspiration and projects, I’m looking forward to it.

Thankful Garland

As I’ve mentioned. I love making simple garland for each season. When I saw Jen from Tatertots and Jello and The CSI Project’s Thankful garland, I was totally smitten. I love it. It is way fancier than I have attempted before but it is so stinkin’ adorable I might risk trying it. She has a garland tutorial here.

Note: These photos are Jen’s, not mine.  But I will be copying her ideas because I love them.

Thanksgiving Projects

Even more precious is that you can let the kids write what they are thankful for on the leaves! How adorable is that?

Thanksgiving Projects

Chalkboard Chargers

And her chalkboard chargers, goodness! I love. My head started swirling with ideas when I saw them! Year round fun. Jen shares the how-to for the chalkboard chargers right here.

Now if these two projects don’t inspire you ladies for Thanksgiving, I don’t know what will!

I hope some of you will participate this week in The CSI Project! Head on over right now, look around, and see what this is all about!

What projects are you working on this week?

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 27}:
Quick Fall Centerpiece

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 27}: <br>Quick Fall Centerpiece

Yesterday I shared a Fall table I loved and I realized I had not showed you what is on my table right now, two hurricanes from one of my sponsors, DaySpring! I love them (both Dayspring and the hurricanes!)!

The cool thing about these is you can actually make them say “Giving Thanks” or “Thanks Giving,” so they are appropriate any time of year!

Because I know you are wondering right now, those things floating on the rocks in the bottom of the glass are NOT dead goldfish. They are actually leaves. The photo is kind of distorting the leaves to look like fish. Ha.

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 27}: <br>Quick Fall Centerpiece

This simple centerpiece or buffet decor is super easy to put together right before dinner or parties. I just filled the base of the glass with small smooth rocks, and thought it was pretty that way, but wanted a wee bit of fall color. So after I filled the jar with water, I added some silk leaves and then floated the candles on top. Light the candles and voila, instant Fall ambience.

I keep all sorts of little bits and pieces of seasons on hand so I can put something like this together quickly. In addition to having various candles (you can find floating candles at Michaels’ craft store), I have leaves, small rocks, nuts, faux berries and fruit, pine cones, sticks, moss and of course decorative balls and ornaments.

As I mentioned back on Day 7 of Autumn Bliss I keep a lot of these seasonal things in zip lock bags in my baskets or a cabinet in my living room. I don’t always think ahead about festive decor (I’m pretty last minute), but I am prepared at a moment’s notice to put something together!

Quick Take Away: Gather up supplies you could use for a simple centerpiece, put them in baggies and store them, along with hurricanes, vases and bowls, in a buffet or cabinet near your dining table. You’ll be much more inclined to set a pretty table for your family or parties if you have the supplies close at hand. Go ahead and do that today! It is a fun project and you’ll thank me the next time you want to set a pretty table.

Do you have little things stashed away that you could use for a quick centerpiece?

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31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 27}: <br>Quick Fall Centerpiece

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