A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards

DIY Thanksgiving Placecards Homemade Handmade

Thanksgiving is almost here! Here are several fresh ideas for unique Thanksgiving place cards — whether your table will be inspired by nature, offer a vintage vibe or have a modern theme, these simple place cards are the icing on the cake.

Etsy artist, LittleBrownPen, features a modern spin on the traditional tag (see above), check out the site for more beautiful designs and ordering information — or try printing your own similar tags using Word (create a text box and fill with color, then write in lowercase and with a simple font your guest’s name) print as needed!

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Natural elements make wonderfully creative cards — be it fruit, twigs or seeds there’s no need to search for greater inspiration than your own backyard. Images clockwise from top: Martha Stewart, Family Crafts, Pottery Barn and Woman’s Day.

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How neat are these vintage placecards by LollyChops? The best part, Lolly has posted her free downloadable PDF at Crafty Stylish along with step-by-step directions to apply your own vintage look.

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The colors and patterns would work so well with a vintage tablescape that pulls in rich tones of red, orange and teal. I love the look of the stamped images on each card. It’s so easy to create your own — as you can see from Lolly’s directions, all that you need is the PDF, a craft puncher and stamp pad! Brilliant.

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DIY Fabric Roman Shades

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It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to feature a really awesome DIY project and I couldn’t be MORE excited about this one! Fabric roman shades are classy and beautiful — and they add a bit of pattern and personality into any room. The fabric shades that Coddington Design incorporated into the above living room pull the room together.

Here are three step-by-step DIY projects (from your own old blinds or from scratch) to keep you busy!

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You could purchase pre-made shades or even have custom window coverings designed out of your favorite material — but if you have an old set of blinds or roman shades lying around, creating your own can be quick & easy!

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Follow the jump for step-by-step instructions for custom roman shades created from old blinds, an old roman shade (even a cheaper version that you find on the market, like a standard Ikea or Target shade is a great starting point) OR even from scratch! Apartment Therapy, Little Green Notebook and Canadian House & Home have it covered! Literally. Continue reading

Rustic Thanksgiving Inspiration in Rich Colors

Rustic Vintage Wedding in Rich Reds Orange

I was out and about searching for Thanksgiving inspiration when I came across this beautiful rustic wedding at one of my favorite blogs, Style Me Pretty. Jessica Claire, a fantastic artist and photographer in her own right, married in Napa Valley and shared her wedding inspiration through the eyes of photographer Jose Villa. Check out their blogs for a little {swooning} over pure photography bliss.

Gorgeous wedding aside, this would make a LOVELY Thanksgiving tablescape! From the rich colors to the vintage appeal and outdoor ambiance — I’m picturing what random vases I might have around to copy this beautiful look.

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Simple floral centerpieces, thrift store vases and containers, a single statement runner in lieu of a tablecloth, and just a hint of glam in sparkly gold chargers all contribute to a cozy but festive tablescape.

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Casual tall branches poke out of an unassuming vase and become the focal point for a buffet or kitchen table arrangement. A hodge podge of fresh flowers from your local farmers market contribute color, but there’s no need to stick to a style or shade — buy what’s fresh and in season.

More great centerpiece photos and DIY ideas after the jump! Continue reading

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