Thursday, November 14, 2013

Guest Post: DIY Thanksgiving Table

Today I'm happy to welcome Becky from This Is Happiness to share her beautiful DIY Thanksgiving Table. Everyone welcome her kindly!

Hi Home Coming readers!  I'm so excited to be here today as I adore Kayla's blog and all her inspiring projects.  I am the author of This Is Happiness blog where I share all things related to decorating, organizing, entertaining, cooking, and DIY-ing.  Today I wanted to share a couple of easy, inexpensive DIYs to glam up your Thanksgiving table.




The first DIY is this gold, glitter table runner.  It always seems as though I can never find a table runner to fit my style.  So after several unsuccessful attempts to find one that I liked enough to purchase, I decided to make my own. 


I love Target's $1 wrapping paper!  It's the perfect size to use in the middle of a table.  I found this brown polka dot paper which I really liked but felt it needed a little something.  So using a gel adhesive with a round sponge applicator and gold glitter I was able to transform it into a chic table runner.  *tip - If you want to reuse your runner, you can go to the hardware store and have an inexpensive, clear laminate piece cut to protect it from drinks, etc.


Next up are these gold leaf place cards.  I wanted to add a special touch to my place setting and I think these hit the mark.


A couple of weeks ago I took my family on a scavenger hunt for leaves.  We decided on these big maple leaves, so we collected about 10 and I pressed them in a book for about 2 weeks.  Next I pulled them out and added a quick coat of gold metallic spray paint.  For the names, I used clear laser labels.  Once I found a font I liked I simply printed and cut out each name and stuck it to the leaf.  I considered writing the names with a sharpie, but my handwriting is not the best, so this worked better for me.


In addition to my DIYs, I finished off this table with animal print ribbon, candles, and some fresh flowers.

Thank you so much Kayla for having me.  Hope you all have a great day!

15 comments:

  1. I am dying over that table runner! So cute!

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  2. ok now you just showed that you have patience- that's a lot of glitter dots but wow it makes the whole table come together! LOVE it all fabulous ideas!

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  3. This is beyond fabulous! Those dots must have taken foreverrrrr!

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  4. Love the idea of spray painting leaves for name cards. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  5. I have that wrapping paper!!! I might just have to do this!!!

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  6. Thanks for joining us at the Foodies and Crafties Soiree! I love the idea of using a paper table runner. Would fun to do with kids, too!

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  7. Love the gold maple leafs - a sparkly meets natural touch.

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  8. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at the Foodies and Crafties Soiree!
    Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

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  9. gorgeous!!! love the runner and the leaves are beautiful!

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  10. so pretty and i love the color of your dining table. did you stain it yourself? what color, if so?!?!? :) featuring you tonight!

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  11. Gosh, I don't know what I love the most. Those leaves are gorgeous that runner is genius and that vase... Truly beautiful. Thanks for linking up this wee at Link It or Lump It!

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  12. Hi! I wanted to let you know that your Gold Thanksgiving Table is being featured this week by Two It Yourself at the Link It or Lump it Party! Come on over and grab a 'I was featured' button and don't forget to link up again! http://www.twoityourself.blogspot.com/2013/11/link-it-or-lump-it-link-party-15-plus.html#more - Melissa @ Two It Yourself

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  13. Very pretty tablescape. Love the gold maple leaves. Visiting from Lump It or Link It.

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