Idea for Thanksgiving Tablescape…Get the kids involved!   Leave a comment

When it comes to making the Thanksgiving table just right… my guess is that the first thing you say is “How can I get the kids involved with that?”…… NOT! Right? Well think again. Here is a clever way to involve them and create more than just a beautiful tablescape…. you are making memories!

Compliments of Countryliving.com. See link below to view complete slide show.

Homespun Crafts
In the days before Thanksgiving, a sense of anticipation fills the house as preparations begin. Spend an afternoon enjoying this feeling along with some young helpers or friends. This felt tablescape can be crafted days or weeks in advance to suit your schedule. Visit a fabric or craft supply store to buy wool felt, keeping in mind the length of your table and the number of guests. Cut a wide strip of felt in burnt orange for the bottom layer of the runner and a narrower green layer for the top. Wrap the candles and napkins with their lettered bands, and then arrange “falling leaves” along the table’s length.

Candles
Candle Bands: From wool felt, cut bands slightly narrower than each candle’s length. Cut two of each letter for the “Giving Thanks” display. Secure one letter to each side of the band with spray adhesive.

Lit Centerpiece: Spelled out on both the front and back of these candles, this tablescape can be enjoyed from both sides of the table. Light the slow-burning candles just before guests come into the room. Felt for crafting comes in both wool and synthetic fibers. Wool will yield more natural-looking hues. For the bands and letters, use a light- or medium-weight felt. For the runner and leaves, a heavier weight is nice.
http://www.countryliving.com/cooking/entertaining/thanksgiving-table-settings-1108

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Posted November 2, 2010 by dsgnmom in Uncategorized

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