In Canada we are looking forward to turkey, pumpkin pie, and special time spent with family and friends this upcoming weekend!
Painted Harvest is such a stunning product collection, I couldn’t help but use some to spruce up my kitchen table for Thanksgiving.
I enjoy adding a personal touch into my home decor. I find a very easy and economical way to do it is through papercrafting! With a small amount of designer paper, some cardstock, a punch or two, a few ABC/123 stickers, and adhesive you’re all set! You can change your decor from beachy to autumn inspired, to a Christmas wonderland.
For my autumn themed tablescape I started by creating a couple of cute little pumpkins out of the Painted Harvest Scrapbook Paper Pack. To create them all you need are four strips of your favourite pattern of the paper pack cut at 1″ X 12″. You simply put adhesive on one end of each of your four strips. Take each of your strips and create a loops out of each of them. Then nest your loops together and then fan them out until you have a little ball of loops. All you have to do to finish off your pumpkin is cut a little stem out of Brown Solid 12″X`12″ Cardstock and create a vine of leaves out of Evergreen Solid 12″ X 12″ Cardstock punched using the new Garden Vine Border Punch – you’re all set! If you wanted to make smaller pumpkins all you need to do is cut the patterned strips to be shorter than 12″.
The Painted Harvest Scrapbook Paper Pack has 24 designs printed on 12 sheets of double-sided papers. You can make your pumpkins funky and fun by using different patterns. This is what my second pumpkin looked like when I used the reverse side of the patterned paper:
Next I made a banner and re-faced my decor blocks!
For the banner, I cut some Painted Harvest Scrapbooking Paper to 2-1/4″ X 3″ and then cut a flag end into the bottom. I cut eight pieces in total with two different designs. I wanted to create more depth and bring in some of the beautiful orange colours that have been a theme through the rest of the decor.
I cut circles out of Brown Cardstock using a the Circle CCS Patterns and then adhered “GIVE” using the Gold ABC/123 Stickers. I used little itty bitty clothes pins that I found at the dollar store to connect the banner to a long vine I had made using the Garden Vine Border Punch and some Evergreen Cardstock.
For the blocks I just cut 2″ squares out of one of the beautiful orange patterned papers in the Painted Harvest collection and added the word “THANKS” in the same way I did with the word “GIVE”. I added the squares to some decor blocks I had from years ago, but you could re-face any blocks you’ve got. You could even re-face your kid’s old wooden blocks!
Finally, I created some super simple napkin rings. All you need for these is a 1″ strip of your favourite patterned paper wrapped around the napkin and secured with a little bit of adhesive. To hide where you stuck down the ends of your paper just add a leaf punched out of a different pattern using the Maple Leaf Punch. These are so easy that you could even do a whole bunch of them for a Thanksgiving dinner party!
And there you have it – some fun ways that you can customize your table this Thanksgiving!