Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thanksgiving Tablescape with Jo-Ann's Fabric!

The following review is part of the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Celebrate the Season campaign.  I received compensation for this review; however, this is my personal, honest opinion based on my experience.

Holy schmoly, it's November already.  This year just flew by, didn't it?  The bright side to that is of course, the holidays are right around the corner.  Jo-Ann's Fabric asked me to create a Thanksgiving tablescape to celebrate the holiday and I agreed, after jumping up and down at the chance to make something super-cute.

A quick trip to Jo-Ann's and I had my supplies:

Do you see that burlap? It has pumpkins on it... in orange and gold.  SO CUTE I CAN HARDLY STAND IT.  I've not found it any place besides Jo-Ann's, so head on out there folks.

So cute.

I decided to make a runner with my adorbs pumpkin burlap.  If you have never worked with burlap, there's a trick to cutting it in a straight line:  Grab one of the threads at the end and pull.

I find this therapeutic, really.  Once you've pulled the entire length of string, you'll see a line where you can cut.

Easy-schmeasy.  I cut the burlap to size, adding a half an inch to the long ends and two inches to the short ends.  For the long ends, I just pulled more burlap strands...

...to give it a frayed 1/2" edge.  For the short ends, I did the same thing, but for two inches instead.  And then, I tied the strands together.

And that, my bloggy friends, is what they call a 'no-sew table runner'.  I love it when there's a name for it.

Look how pretty!

Once that was done, I took my candles and loaded them up in some glassware.

And then added my floral decorations.  So simple!

I love how it turned out.  It was so easy too, and didn't take long at all.  I almost feel like one of those real bloggers. :)

Check out some other great projects at the Jo-Ann's website, here.  There are so many great projects out there, and when you pick your favorite, use this 50% off coupon to get your supplies for a steal!

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  1. That's cute - I really love the look of the white candles and the printed burlap. I'm doing something similar today at my house and I am hoping not to have to buy anything as I already have a lot of burlap and such. Wish me luck!

  2. Super cute! This is the one time of year I enjoy decorating for the most. I just can't get enough of the Fall colors.


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