Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  Lowe’s provided me with a gift card to showcase a project this month as part of their Lowe’s Creative ideas Bloggers team.  However all opinions and statements are mine.

A couple of months ago, I was already planning ahead for Thanksgiving.  Sounds crazy right?!  But who doesn’t dream about Turkey?  Haha!  As one of Lowes Creative Bloggers, we are challenged to come up with some fun and creative ways to create items within a given theme.  In June we were challenged to come up with a Thanksgiving related creation (since we have to work three months ahead for their magazine publication).

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I decided to make a super easy Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece and some Thanksgiving Table settings.  This was one of the easiest projects I have tackled so far as a Lowe’s Creator Blogger.  This is seriously a project that almost every single one of you could do.

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I used a variety of items that you can pick up right at your local Lowe’s and used them together to make this centerpiece and some Thanksgiving Placemats and Thanksgiving Napkins.

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To make them you will need the following:

a 1×10 pine board (or whatever wood you like)

*Make sure that frame is a bit smaller than your board.  You may have to adjust what you buy depending on the frame you purchase.

Panel Frame (found in the molding aisle)

3 Glass Jars (These are actually light covers and are found in the lighting aisle)

Canvas Drop Cloth (found in the Painting aisle)

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Cut the length of your pine board off so that you have the same amount of space around the frame.  Our board ended up being 25.25 inches in length so that we had a about 1.25 inches of space all around the frame.

Then take some wood glue and glue the frame right onto the board.  Clamp the frame in place so that it will dry properly.

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After it has dried completely, I sanded the edges so that it had a nice smooth finish.  Then you can wipe down all the excess dust and paint it your desired color.  Since I tend to be very simple with my décor I painted it white.

After the paint had dried, I took a piece of gray and white striped scrapbook paper and Mod Podged it into the center of the frame.  I love how it gives it an extra bit of pop!  You will be able to see it depending on what you fill your centerpiece with.  I once again went fairly neutral so that the centerpiece can be used in other areas of my home for other holidays year round.

In the jars, I added some tea lights for ambiance.  I also added some natural elements like some pine cones, sticks and some berries and leaves to the centerpiece.  I love simplicity and the pop of color that it adds to the frame.

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Then if you want to make some super simple Thanksgiving Table Placemats, you can simply cut up the Canvas Drop Cloth.  I used a placemat I already had as a template for how to cut mine and ended up cutting them 13 x 18 inches in size.

I ironed them really well and then took a Sharpie and traced the No. ‘s from a paper I printed on the computer.

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For the napkins, I cut a 20 x 32 inch piece of drop cloth.  I ironed it as well and then folded it into thirds.  Then I traced different words relating to Thanksgiving onto the fronts.

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It really took no time at all and is a great way to add some simple but classy color to your Thanksgiving Table.  This centerpiece will not take up a lot of room either which is good…especially since our Thanksgiving Table usually is overflowing with some amazing food dishes.  It also is low enough that you can actually carry on a conversation with your neighbors and feel like you can look at them while doing so.

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You can find my Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece featured in the online September 2013 edition of Lowes Creative Ideas using the iPhone or iPad app! You might also want to sign up for Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine. It’s FREE and offers a bunch of DIY inspiration. Go ahead and connect with Lowes Creative Ideas to find a lot more fun and creative ideas.

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*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  Lowe’s provided me with a gift card to showcase a project this month as part of their Lowe’s Creative ideas Bloggers team.  However all opinions and statements are mine.


Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.

Comments

  1. 1

    Great idea! I love the simple table, it’s beautiful! ~Sonya

    • 2

      Thanks Sonya! I find that I am really drawn to simplicity lately! Especially for Thanksgiving when the focus is on the food! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!!

  2. 3

    Love it! What an easy and inexpensive way to create the table setting and centerpiece.

  3. 5

    I can’t believe you are on top of Thanksgiving already, impressive!! Love what you did here, thanks for inspiring the rest of us to start thinking about such a wonderful holiday!

    • 6

      Ha! Truth be told, we have to plan out three months in advance so Lowes can use them in their publications. Otherwise…I am usually a up to the wire person :)

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    Marty Larson says:

    Fantastic! I love it; clean, crisp, and simple.

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    Patricia Taylor says:

    I love the simplicity and to me it looks elegant also. Thank you for some great ideas for Thanksgiving

  6. 11

    Amy! This is so simple & beautiful! I love it. In our house, the food is everywhere on our Thanksgiving table, so I’m always on the hunt for simple but beautiful ideas for our table. Love the placemats too! Beautiful.

  7. 12

    Love this centerpiece idea! I don’t tend to do DIY projects because most of them seem intimidating to me but this one sounds so easy that I’d certainly try it. :)

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