Wednesday, November 27, 2013

More Thanksgiving Projects

Here are some additional Thanksgiving projects to do.  The first one look like a good last minute idea.

Wrapped Votives

Materials:  harvest-scented candles that can fit inside glass votive cups, votive glass cups, and wrap the vessels with tamale-making husks, and rubber band

Soak husks in warm water for a minute to make them flexible. Tightly wrap a husk around a votive cup and hold in place with a rubber band. Trim excess husk at the top and bottom. Twist a thin length of husk and tie it around the center of the candleholder; remove rubber band.

Golden Gourds

Materials:  Newspapers, Gourds in desired shapes and sizes, Gold spray or acrylic paint, Paintbrush, if needed and Cake plate

Prepare work surfaces. Cover the work surface with newspaper in a well-vented area. Wash and dry the gourds.
Paint the gourds. Spray-paint the gourds using gold paint. Or, if desired, paint the gourds with acrylic paints using a paintbrush. Let the paint dry.
Pile them high. Stack and arrange the gourds on a cake plate.

Leafy Napkin Ties

Materials:  Card stock in assorted fall colors, assorted beads, 3-inch head pin, Leather cord, Hole punch and matching eyelets to fit the leather cord

Cut the leaves from the assorted card stock based on the pattern. Punch a hole and slide a piece of leather cord through it. Add beads to the ends of the leather cord and tie a knot on each end. Wrap the leather cord around the napkin with the leaf on top. Write the name of the person on the leaf.

Fall Leaf Table Runner

Materials:  Felt, glue ribbon, single fold bias tape, table runner, leaf pattern


Find and enlarge a fallen leaf shape and cut it out from a piece of felt. Glue ribbon or single-fold bias tape to the edge and place on a contrasting piece of felt or complementary table runner.

Share your ideas on this or anything here on the blog either here or e-mail me at  I look forward to hearing from you!

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