Saturday, November 17, 2012

Just A Few Friends Thanksgiving Hop

Hello everyone.  Thank you for taking time out of your day to prowl around our dens for our Thanksgiving/Fall Hop. We have all been busily creating some awesome thanksgiving home decor items for you  to enjoy. We hope to inspire you all to create a little something to celebrate with over thanksgiving. Our challenge and theme this month was to create something for the home in Fall or Thanks Giving colours.

My project is a table scape. My family is very traditional, yet "informal". We are far more comfortable gathered around our kitchen island rather than the dining table. So I decided to pounce around in the kitchen to make the island a little more "purrfect" for our Thanksgiving feast. I decided to create name plates, mini menus (which are subject to change hehehe), and a small floral container. 
The name plate is simply cut using a spellbinders die. I used one of the KandCompany Fall paper pads. I added some distressed sunflowers, added some glittery/bling letters and I was done. I purchased the pumpkin name tag holder from Michael's right after Halloween.
I also used the same paper pad to create the menus. I cut the layers at 5 1/2 inches and 5 inches. I printed the menu on some vanilla cardstock and used another spellbinders die for the fancy edging.
Finally, the floral container is a large (industrial) tissue roll I got out of my local Marshalls. It was empty and bond to go into the trash. So I rescued it and turned it into a lovely bud vase for silk flowers. I have been prowling every store now on the look out for these tissue rolls. I scored two more at Michaels to complete my table scape. Again I used the same paper and a EK success punch, flowers, and a Recollections wood bird trinket to finish it off. I hope you enjoyed my table scrape. I am roaring with pride over how simple and elegant it turned out.  Now if you would like to see more awesome fall projects, please pounce on over to Violet's blog and see what she  created. And if your on my blog by chance, please prowl/pounce on over to Elsa’s blog and start the hop from the beginning!  Enjoy the remainder of the hop. Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving to you all.