Thanksgiving Tablescape

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I’m on to the second JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores Celebrate the Season campaign.  My theme to work around? #turkeytablescapes.

We were to create a festive tablescape or a turkey decoration to make our Thanksgiving table a memorable one.  I’ve always loved the season of autumn (I may be a little obsessed with it, since my name is actually Autumn) and I’ve always loved the decorations that follow Halloween…classic and unadulterated fall decorations.  But, I’ve never had a Thanksgiving dinner at my own house!  We always travel to have Thanksgiving with family, so for this theme, I had a completely blank slate to start with.

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I wanted to create a simple, sort of rustic-chic look with only a few elements that epitomize autumn and Thanksgiving to me.  A pretty white pumpkin with a classic phrase that conjures up a thankful heart, warm candles nestled in popcorn kernels all atop a bleached burlap table runner, accessorized with creamy lace, eyelet and ruffles.

I sort of followed {this} tutorial to make my tablerunner, but added the trims before sewing the front of the runner to the back.

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I wanted to create a simple, sort of rustic-chic look with only a few elements that epitomize autumn and Thanksgiving to me.  A pretty white pumpkin with a classic phrase that conjures up a thankful heart, warm candles nestled in popcorn kernels all atop a bleached burlap table runner, accessorized with creamy lace, eyelet and ruffles.

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I was able to gather all of the ingredients for this simple fall look from my local Jo-Ann’s store from the fabric and trims of the table runner, to the flameless candles, vases and the pumpkin.

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My favorite part is the table runner.  I love the unusual pairing of lace and ruffles with the rough and rustic burlap, and plan on having this up all month long!  To create this look, I just stitched a thick 3 inch cream lace in place, and lined up a piece of cream eyelet trim right along the top edge of it to create a two-faced dainty element to the rough fabric of the burlap.  I think it embellishes it perfectly.  You can find a great tutorial for the tablerunner {here} I just added the trims before sewing the two sides together!

If you’re interested in more ideas from JoAnn’s click {here}

For details on this very simple Thanksgiving Tablescape, read on! (don’t forget to use a coupon!!…here’s a goody!)

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Aside from the tablerunner, creating the look of the centerpiece and coupled candles is a quick project that just takes a few tweaks.  I purchased a funkin at Joann’s at the tail end of the Halloween season.  I was also able to find the 3 vases, (1 is a 10 inch cylinder and the other two are 7 inch cylinder vases.)

I simply traced around my vase at the top of the Funkin and carved the opening to exactly fit my vase.

The vase slid perfectly in side with little to no wiggle room.  perfect!

My 10 inch vase was still a little too tall for my pumpkin, so I just carved out the bottom of the pumpkin the same way, and it was exactly the perfect height to fit the vase.  Next I spray painted it a creamy white.

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I used my Cricut and Gypsy to cut black vinyl and applied it…

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And lastly, I filled each vase with popcorn kernels and dropped in the battery-operated candles…love the ambiance that it brings to a dimly lit room

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