Thursday, November 8, 2012

DIY Minimalistic Thanksgiving Table Setting

Feels strange that Christmas is next month, since it's still so warm outside. But, whether I believe it or not, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Usually we've been over to Husband's Mum for Thanksgiving dinner, but we're obviously spending it here in the US this year.

I started thinking about ideas for the table setting with using only stuff we already have, and took a minimalistic approach.

(Realized a bit later, that these would work perfect for a bridal shower or a wedding, too! With the text "Advice for the bride" etc.)

Anyway, here's how to make them:

I made a Word document where I put a few lines on the upper side (leaving room for stamping), centered, but you can just use a ruler instead if you don't have a printer. Print out/make as many as you need and stamp them individually, or print out one, stamp and then just make copies. 
I used alphabet stamps I got at Hobby Lobby.

Fold about 3/5 of the paper under and back.

Fold back the sides of the paper, then just place a napkin and the utensils inside. And you're done!

I'm considering using 12x12 crafts papers as placemats, but I'm not sure I want to ruin them....

(Utensils from Walmart)

Simple, quick & cheap!

Husband just had a great idea: why won't you guys link photos of how yours turned out when filled out at THE day? :)


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    1. Thanks sweetie! BTW, loved the lace clay heart you made :)

  • That is just so darling! I may need to incorporate into my Thanksgiving table this year ...

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    :) Linda

    P.S. Please turn off the word verification function. It makes it challenging to comment. Plus, Blogger has an excellent Spam filter. Trust me. I recently moved to Wordpress and am shocked at all the spam that tries to sneak through ... had no idea when I was blogging on Blogger!

    1. Oh, I didn't know it uses the word verification, thought it just send me an moderation e-mail :) will do!