Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My #Turkeytablescapes!

I am so pleased to be working with Joann Fabric and Craft Stores to Celebrate the Season!
This month we are celebrating Thanksgiving, and when challenged to create a #turkeytablescapes, 
I was brought back to my childhood when my Nana used to host Thanksgiving.

Let me tell you, my Nana knew how to set a table.
Linens, cloth napkins, place cards, and a centerpiece. 
To me, it always felt like we were celebrating Thanksgiving in a fancy restaurant. 

So when Joann's asked for me to create my #turkeytablescapes, I knew what elements I wanted!

Starting from the bottom up, I knew I needed a tablecloth. Since I couldn't find a plain one, I went ahead and purchased 90" bleached muslin, cut a circle and hemmed it. Worked like a charm!


Next, the cloth napkins. 
I found this cute Pumpkin Scribbles fabric, that was perfect for Thanksgiving!
If I ever gift you handmade cloth napkins, I must really like you, or got really good at mitered corners using this video.


Then the table cards. 
Just some craft paper cut into cut leaf shapes (by hand) and tied with embroidery floss to a stick. 


And lastly the centerpiece.
Because our table is pretty small I couldn't waste too must "real estate" on a centerpiece. My plan was for a small pumpkin hallowed out, and fresh flowers. But instead, when I was shopping I picked up some artificial flowers from Joann's. Then using a screwdriver, I poked holes into the pumpkin, and pushed the flower stems in it. Now, I am regretting not picking up a faux pumpkin! I guess there is always next year! The glass underneath always lives on my table, its an old cake plate and it's perfect for using as a hot plate!


I love how the individual elements came out, but I love how they look together even more!

Working on your own tablescape?
Make sure to shop at Joann's for all your tablescape needs!
And don't forget your coupon!


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Joann's Fabric and Craft Store. I was given a gift card to Joann Fabric and Craft Stores to create a #turkeytablescapes for the Celebrate the Season Campaign.