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Stylish Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas
Acorn Napkin Rings
Prepare a small/medium bowl of hot water and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap.
Separate a smaller portion of your wool roving and pull apart the fibers to create a fluffy ball of wool.
Dunk the ball into the hot soapy water and then gently begin to roll it in cupped palms.
As the ball cools, re-submerge it in the water and then continue rolling.
As the ball becomes denser, apply firmer pressure as you roll it. Continue rolling and dunking the ball until it is solid, firm and dense.
Then gently pinch the sides of the ball to create more of an oblong form resembling an acorn.
Rinse the completed ball in clean water and set aside to dry.
Once the ball has dried completely, hot glue it into the cap of an acorn.
Fold your napkin and secure it with a length of natural jute twine. Then tie the felted acorn to the front of the napkin.
Mayflower Place Cards
Cut an 8.5" x 11" piece of craft paper in half horizontally.
Draw or stamp a wood grain pattern on both sides of one sheet. Allow to dry.
Fold bottom half up on each side creating a triangle shape.
Placing your fingers in the bottom opening, gently pull the two sides away from the center, forming a boat. Bend and mold the bottom and sides of the boat as necessary allowing it to sit flat and upright. Set aside.
Trim the short sides of a business card size piece of paper to resemble a sail.
Then take a second business card size piece of paper and cut it in half. Take that half and trim the sides to resemble a sail. Write a guest's name on the larger sail.
Use a 1/8" hole punch to punch holes in the top and bottom center of each sail piece. Alternatively, you can simply poke holes with a sharp pencil or craft knife.
Thread the sail pieces onto a skewer, which will serve as the boat mast.
Cut the center point of the origami boat. Fit the skewer through this hole and into a piece of candy to hold it upright. Fill boat with candy corn.
Rustic Table Numbers
Follow instructions on the transfer film package.
Place on wood slice in a plate holder on each table.
Pilgrim Cupcake Toppers
Edible Acorns Directions:
Unwrap a chocolate drop and pipe a small amount of icing to the flat underside.
Press a mini peanut butter sandwich cookie to the icing.
In the center of the cookie pipe a small dab of icing and then top with a miniature chocolate chip.
Top cupcakes with acorns.
Pilgrim Hats Directions:
Pipe a small amount of icing onto the center of chocolate cookie.
Unwrap a mini peanut butter cup. Turn upside down and press onto icing.
Using a small round icing tip, pipe a band of yellow icing around the peanut butter cup to create the hat band.
Then pipe a small square to create the hat buckle.