If you have been following along here for some time, you know I get excited about setting my table. It doesn’t matter if it is a regular weeknight, book club, casual Friday night, or a big Holiday – I love coming up with new ways to use my china and drawers of vintage tablecloths and napkins.
I recently got to work on a DIY project for Thanksgiving and I want to show you how it looks on my table.
Ready for a sneak peek and, maybe, some inspiration for your own table?
To get started, I got to work on my DIY Metallic and Glitter Gourds, once I had assembled all the necessary supplies it was a really easy project. It took a day to spray paint the gourds, but it was not a time-consuming project by any means. I just ran outside, sprayed them, left them to dry, and then repeated the process a few more times.
The glittering was just as fast and I did them after I had assembled all of the painted dry gourds. Make sure to set the glitter with a clear spray or you will find glitter everywhere in your house!
The fun part was setting the table and arranging my accessories. I found the tablecloth overlay at a tag sale and it has been waiting in my linen drawer for the right event. I thought it would compliment the colors and feel dressy enough for a special holiday.
I bought the candlesticks at Elephants Trunk Flea Market and I think their height is a nice contrast to the gourds on the table. I scattered small pine cones ( I had spray painted them gold last year), added a few gold turkeys and votive candles. Viola! My centerpiece was done.
Want to make them yourself? Click here to head over to the post and get the instructions!
Be sure to take a look at my post preparing for Thanksgiving to get a list of things I do in advance of the big day, so I can spend more time with my family and less time searching for a platter or ironing napkins. And if you don’t want to get crafty, check out this post – Setting the table for Thanksgiving with greenery and silver birds.
To make your own Metallic and Glitter Gourds Click Here for the Post and Directions