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Add a little something special to your Thanksgiving table with these holiday-inspired ideas.
Present wine or cider bottles in elegant fall fashion. Cut a triangle shape out of brown crafts paper and wrap around a bottle. Secure the overlapping ends with double-sided tape. Follow with a wrapping of linen fabric and secure by tying a length of leather cording around the bottle. Finish the look with a paper tag printed with a holiday sentiment.
Lengths of ribbon, printed with a Thanksgiving greeting, dance across the table for an easy table decoration that captures the season's sentiments.
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Dinner guests feel ever so welcome with these natural place cards by their plates.
Humble burlap shines as the star of these silverware packages. Cut a length of burlap about 6 inches wide and about 20 inches long. Lay the strip flat and fold the bottom 6 inches up to form the pocket. Whipstitch or glue the sides together (about an inch in from the edge) using fabric glue; fray the exposed edges. Fold over the top flap and glue a button in place. For dinner, fill with the necessary silverware and put a burlap package at each place setting.
Editor's Tip: Silverware carryalls, like these, are especially handy when serving a Thanksgiving buffet. Guests can easily hold their plates without having to juggle several pieces of silverware as they go through the line.
For designer holiday flair, decorate your table with these easy-to-make topiary centerpieces.
Decoupage the underside of a glass platter with leaves and tissue papers, allowing autumn splendor to shine through.
A colonial-era classic, the fruit topiary is given a fresh twist with blood oranges and a metal French flowerpot.
Decoupage leaves onto small paper favor bags and fill with wrapped candies to send home with guests. Bags made from decorative paper adds extra holiday flair.
This simple yet statement-making chair decoration can be completed with two supplies and in two steps. Place a burlap square over the back of a chair, then weave five wheat stalks into the burlap.
A felt cuff adds seasonal appeal to chilled wine and cider bottles, and protects your table from drips and water rings. With pinking shears, cut a long rectangle from felt (cut a rectangle that wraps the bottle's circumference, plus a little extra for the seam allowance.) Fold the rectangle in half so the short sides are together. Stitch or glue the short sides together to form a pocket. Slip the bottle into the pouch, and tie with a ribbon. Cut leaf and acorn shapes from felt and thin cork, punch holes in the tops, and tie onto ribbon with thread.
Editor's Tip: To skip the sewing or gluing, wrap the felt up around the bottom of the bottle and simply tie tightly with ribbon.
Turn miniature pumpkins into tabletop topiaries with a raffia bow as the finishing touch.