With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we wanted to show
you a few super easy tablescapes that we think are wonderful. Many use garden containers and others you
will see you can use whatever you want.
Glass jars, ceramic vases and even a stunning display using no container
Letís start with this table arrangement shown above. As you can see the center of the table is
dominated with a large garden planterthat is over flowing with colorful gourds. Fill in around the container with green plant
materials that bring a realistic touch.
The base of the garden urn is covered with more pumpkins and gourds and
dried berries. This is a large and
dramatic look. By using such bold bright
colorful materials, you can stick with clear glass and simple place settings.
Our next idea is a simple thank-full tree. Have each guest write on a paper leaf what
they are thank full for this past year.
Tie each leaf on to a branch of the thankful tree. To make the tree, collect garden branches and
stack them into a lovely vase. Place the
vase into the center of the dining room table.
This creates an inter-active beautiful centerscape that is lovely.
This idea is really neat because no garden containeris
used. The center of the table is draped
with silk fall leaf boughs. We love the
way it drapes over the sides and lands on the ground. There are a few candles set among the leaves
but that is all. Itís so simple and yet
amazing that anybody can re-create this idea.
The final tablescape uses 2 white pineapple vases that are
filled with straw. With the fall leaves
draped over the chandelier the table doesnít need any more color. The white vases add an elegance that is
subtle and dramatic. Using your garden
containers, vases & planters make creating a table that is memorable and
beautiful is much easier than you think.
Add a colorful touch to your holiday gathering with these
Wondering what to do this year for your holiday decorating. With family coming for Thanksgiving you want
to add a touch of color and warmth. They
key is to surround your home and create a tablescape with warm colors &
terracotta tones. Add burnt orange
blooms, petite pumpkins, and rustic touches with plain clay flowerpots.
The terracotta pottery has a warm tone to it that
compliments the orange and rust colored flowers. Line your table with pots of mums and
geraniums so that after the holiday they will still last and you can enjoy the
pots for months not days.
Use clay flowerpots as place-cards, to hold crayons for children to use and
have them decorate a picture you can all share.
This is not the time for bright spring colored planters or plant
materials. Rust, orange, wine, forest
green, deep reds, terracotta, browns & burnt tones.
Try to sprinkle a splash or two around the house. Place flowerpots on side tables on the entry
hall. Of course, adding a few pumpkins or gourds always decorates things
up. Donít forget to put pots, pumpkins
and mums at the front door so that your guests will be welcomed with a splash
of color and a touch of the Thanksgiving holiday. Fill pots with candy corn and sweet treats. The point is to have fun, come up with clever
ideas and enjoy the holiday.
Thanksgiving Crafts Using Clay Flowerpots From Arizona Pottery
Create lasting memories and good fun by making these Thanksgiving place-cards
Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and share your home
with loved ones. As everyone gathers
together for a wonderful day of celebration, we would like to share a few craft
ideas that will make the day more fun and decorative.
These personalized place card are made from miniature clay flowerpots and are
so easy to do. We have one for adults
that should be made in advance and another for children. These are as simple as a few glue sticks,
feathers, candy, or markers. Have a
place set up in the morning so when the children arrive they have a place to
sit and get started. Make sure that
there is always adult supervision. This
will give the children something to do why the adults watch football and cook.
Gather 3Ēclay flowerpots. We have them in many sizes
including the 3Ēso click here to shop.
Acrylic paint in black, white, red and blue.
Craft Foam in black, yellow, green & purple. These come in sheets at the local craft
Thick white crafts glue
Black Fabric paint pen
Decorate the pots by painting each black and allow to dry. Choose a color to paint the band around the
top of each pot. Let dry. Make white
dots on the rest of each by dipping the handle end of the paintbrush in white
and dotting the pots surface.
Add brims by tracing a circle from black foam about Ĺ inch wider all around
then the pot opening using a glass lid. Cut out.
Make the buckles by measuring the width of the band, cut a rectangle from foam
that measures about 1/8Ē deeper than the band.
Cut out a smaller rectangle from the center. Glue the buckle to band and
Lastly, personalize each pot hat with the paint pen.
As you will see from the photos below, all you will need is
paint, feathers, glue sticks, paint pens, flowerpots etc.
All the items you can pick up at your local craft store. If they donít have the small terracotta pots
in stock you can buy them from us by clicking here.
The point is to have fun, be creative and makes this
Thanksgiving holiday truly blessed.