I have so many things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving -- including the amazing opportunity I've had working for Country Living Magazine over the last several months. And I'm so excited to announce that I am now a Contributing Editor for the magazine - WOO HOO! I can't say enough good things about the folks at the magazine, especially my wonderful editor, Jourdan Crouch and Editor-in-Chief, Sarah Gray Miller. In this month's issue I got to share a bunch of DIY ideas for setting your Thanksgiving table. A lot of them are super easy, so if you're still looking for a few last minute touches, make sure to check out the full story on Country Living's website. Here's a quick look at some of the projects, but you'll find all the details and how-to information online.
Those of you who know me well, know I LOVE acorns! We turned a bunch of them into tea-light candles -- which make really cute little gifts for all your guests. In case you've run out of acorns in your yard, you can get them here for just a few dollars.
The idea above is one of my favorites. Vintagey recipe cards serve as table decorations, and also allow your guests to collect all the family recipes from the evening's meal. There's a vintage recipe card jpeg on Country Living's site that will help you whip these up in no time.
(All photos via Country Living/Mikkel Vang)
And don't forget the leftovers! This is a fun and surprisingly easy way to dress up ordinary plastic containers. You can stamp phrases on fabric, as shown above, or just use brown butcher paper.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, good food and a generous sprinkle of creativity. ENJOY!