Sunday, September 26, 2010

Thanksgiving centerpiece

Hi All!

   Here in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, so I am starting to make crafts for our Family dinner. This year my Sister "D" & Nephew "C" are flying in from Newfoundland, so ALL of my sibling and I (there are 4 of us) plus my parents & Nephews & Niece will be together in the first time in YEARS & YEARS! I've seen all of them individually, but my Sis "D" lives farthest away with her own family (my BIL & Nephew) so I don't get to see her as often. This year we are having our Thanksgiving dinner, and I am of course (as usual) doing the decorating/crafting (and probably a bit of the baking and cooking too)! I can't wait to get to Ontario to shop for some real gourds and pumpkins as well!(there are awesome farms by my Parent's place)
  Here is a centerpiece I made for the table;
I started with plastic pumpkins, gourds & a circle of leaves that is suppose to be for candle decoration from the Dollarstore
Next I glued the pumpkins & gourds to the leaves

Next I took a bunch of different coloured plastic flowers I found at Walmart for $1.49 and spread them out. Then I carefully put them all together so that all the colours were spread out & not bunched up. Very easy to do, and you can even bend flowers down to make them the correct sizes.
Then I put it in a glass vase I found at Walmart for $2 and added a bag of green glass stones I found on clearance at Michael's.  For a last touch I added a few mini pumpkins, corn & berries I found on sticks at the Dollar store.

Top view
 Total costs for this project: approx $17 with leftovers I can use for other projects! I am actually very happy with the way it turned out and it can easily be taken apart and stored for next year. I saw small centerpieces at Walmart that started at $25 plus!

 Hope this inspires you to start your Fall crafting!


1 comment:

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