Wednesday, November 22, 2017

DIY Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! If you're still contemplating table settings and decorations, we've gathered together a few quick ideas, which could work well for a family gathering, and for future holiday celebrations as well! These include quick DIY table settings, DIY placecards, printable Thanksgiving color pages for the little ones, and more. Click the jump below to see more!

On left, origami table decorations by My Bohemian Summer. Macy's Day Parade Table by The House that Lars Built–a great idea for a kids table!

1. Felt acorns, by Black Walnut Stitch Studio. These are a classic craft, that are a great way to add some pop of color to a table. They can be created with pre-made felt balls (which collage carries), or, you can create your own balls of felt, using a wet-felting technique described in the linked blog post!
2. Soy wax candles, by collage. If you haven't seen our recent blog post all about soy wax candles, check 'er out! Soy wax candles are a relatively quick craft to make, just be sure to allow enough time to let the wax settle. They work great as a holiday gift too.
3. Stamped wooden placecards by Rachel Emma Studio. These are adorable for custom place settings, and would be fun to recreate. All you need are wooden rounds, moss, and letter stamps and stamp pad, all available at collage. collage carries Clear Stamps in a variety of alphabet font packs, which would work great for this project.
4. Twine and rock placecards, by Martha Stewart. collage carries a lot of pens and inks that could work for this project, like metallic Sharpies, Montana paint pens, FW Acrylic ink, and more.
5. Leaf placecards, by Martha Stewart. collage carries so many fun pens that would work lovely for creating the cursive on these placecards, this includes the Uniball Signo pen, Tombow markers, Copics, and more!
6. Macy's Day Parade Table, by The House That Lars Built. We love the floats during the Macy's Day Parade, and what a fun idea to make a mini version for the table!
7. Autumn origami topper, by My Bohemian Summer. Origami is always impressive, and we love these fall colors.
8. Free coloring pages, by 1+1+1=1 and illustrator Jan Brett. Jan Brett is a children's book author and illustrator, and if you click on the provided link, you will see a variety of coloring and activity pages on her website, which she has generously created and provided for free! Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the Thanksgiving-themed pages. We also love these free coloring pages provided by 1+1+1=1. You could put these as a placemat at the kids table.
9. Handpainted mugs, by collage. We are loving the craft of handpainted mugs lately. If you haven't heard, you can visit us at the DIY table at Crafty Wonderland, December 9th and 10th, to participate in a free make and take, where you can design and draw on your very own mug! These would look great with some hot apple cider or hot cocoa in them, for an after-dinner treat.