Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It Is Almost Thanksgiving!

Hello and Happy Thursday to you!
I have been missing from blog land for the last couple of weeks due to having gall bladder surgery.

I am happy to report I had my follow up appointment with the surgeon and I am doing fine and able to slowly increase my activity level as I see fit!  I was excused from posting projects from the design team while I recovered.

Can you believe we only have TWO WEEKS until it is Thanksgiving Day?  Oh my!
Today's assignment on My Cricut Craftroom was Thanksgiving Table.  I decided to spruce up my
Thanksgiving table with a few new table decor projects.
I started out by making napkin rings.  For this project I used something we all have and use everyday in our homes...empty toilet paper tubes!  Well, I guess most people don't use EMPTY toilet paper tubes daily, but you know that I mean they are easy to be found!

I cut each tube to be 1 1/2 inches wide and covered them with paper from Bo Bunny Apple Cider Collection.  (Is that paper collection NOT THE CUTEST??).

I glued the paper around the tubes after cutting strips of paper to fit the "rings" and then added a leaf to each
for a little more decoration.  The leaves were found on the Artiste Cartridge on page 78 - I cut a variety of sizes so I could mix and match and see what I liked best for the finished project. I ended up using leaves cut at 2 3/4 inches and 3 inches.
I ran them through the Cuttlebug to give them some texture.
 Here are the napkin rings before I added the leaves: 

And here is one of the napkin rings with the leaf added! 
Next, I used the Thanksgiving Seasonal Cartridge to cut place card holders.
I cut both the base the layer to make the place card.

I will add the guests names once my guest list is complete!
For the final piece of my tablescape... I made favor boxes to resemble a piece of Pumpkin Pie!
This way guests can have a little snack for later!
I plan to fill it with either Hershey Kisses or Dark Chocolate Hershey Nuggets.
I added a swirl of tulle to resemble Whipped Cream on top!

I decided to try "Glubbers" and I really was not happy with the results.
Just did not stick as well as I wanted.
Here are a couple more shots of my "ready for Thanksgiving Table"!

I hope this gives you some ideas for decorating your table for the holiday!
Let me know what you think!
Please head over to My Cricut Craftroom and check out the projects my fellow design team
members created for you! 

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Heather Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...LOVE all of your creations, Teresa!!! What cute and inspiring ideas for a holiday table!! I especially love the little pie slice goodie box!! Thanks for sharing!


Heather Lynn said...

P.S. I added your new badge to my blog!! :)

Nadja said...

Teresa, first I am so happy that you are feeling better! Second your projects are amazing!!! I love them! The paper and the colors are just stunning. Great Job Teresa.

Nadja MCCR DT Sister

Sarah said...

Oh my Teresa, You have out did yourself once again. I love your table setting. Those napkin rings are super cute. What cuttlebug folder did you use? because I must have it now. I love the favor boxes you made, it really looks like a piece of pumpkin pie.Yum my favorite. Glad you are on the mend.


Lori Apgar said...

What a gorgeous place setting!! At a first glance, I thought the pie was real!! Love the napkin rings and the place cards too!


Teresa said...

To one Teresa from another! I love your table decor. Unfortunately, I never host Thanksgiving as we are always somewhere else at that time of year but I do always host Christmas so I will take your Thanksgiving decor and use it as my inspiration for Christmas! Thanks so much.

I also hope your gall bladder surgery was much more pleasant than mine...the most horrific experience in my whole life! Glad to see you are on the mend.

Thanks so much for helping out us newbies as DT members. I am very excited to be on this team!!

Mary Montecalvo said...

Wow Teresa what great inspiration! I bet you have the classiest table around! Great idea for the pie boxes and I love the touch of "whipped" cream!!!! Glad to hear you are feeling better. Hugs~ Mary M

SusieScrapper said...

Love it Teresa! The pie boxes are adorable! Great job with everything as usual!

Love you sweetie!


Jenn's Paper Crafts said...

WOW love your table inspiration. The colors are perfect for Thanksgiving!! I love your pie box :)

Jenn Lorist
MCCR DT Sister :)

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

This is super cute! Love everything! Amazing!

Kathy Salido said...

What a beautiful tablescape Teresa!! love the slice of pumpkin pie on the plate!!

ClaireR said...

Teresa, you out did yourself yet again with such an amazing project. I love the BB apple cider paper too! I always look forward to your creations!

Anonymous said...

Excellent project Teresa! The picture showing all three items really brought it together! Once again very creative thinking and great execution! Your guests/family should be delighted with the pie box surprise. Thank you for sharing!

Scrappin' Robin said...

I love all of your projects. Never would have thought to use toilet paper rolls for napkin rings.

Robin Lane

scrapbookingforfun said...

Teresa my friend you rocked this project!!!!
I added your cute little button to my side bar!!!
Hugs <3
MCCR DT Shelley

Ashley said...

These are all such great projects, Teresa! Very festive. :) I just finished making my Thanksgiving place cards, too. Oh and I love those napkin rings! Super cute and you would never know they were made from empty toilet paper rolls. :)


June Houck said...

You totally had me with the yummy polka dot paper for your napkin rings! Polka dots and autumn colors make me have BOTH :)

Your place cards are elegant and lovely and the candy boxes are perfect too!

Mariel said...

I would love for you to share this (or any of your other great ideas) at the link party going on through tomorrow night at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there!

Tammy said...

Your table place setting are just so Beautiful. Love the colors! So amazing!

Thank you so much for love and kindness you shared on my blog! It really warms my heart and is a blessing! Thank you so much!
Tammy S

Tammy said...

ooops for got to leave my blog addy!

Sandy Hentzel said...

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