With our last wedding for 2015 in the books we look forward to the holidays. I can honestly say I am excited and ready to start celebrating. Thanksgiving will be filled with delicious food, family, and hunting. For all this and more, I give thanks. Since the food is bought, the invites are out, and my husband and our two sons handle the hunting, I guess that only leaves one thing for me to do, decorate! Good thing it's kinda my specialty. Hope you enjoy this Thanksgiving inspiration board. We would love to see what you create, post your photos on our Blooming Envy Facebook Page.
Thanksgiving, a day to stop and give thanks for all the blessings in our lives, a day to spend time with family, a day for good food and gorgeous table arrangements. But if you are like most people I know, the gorgeous table arrangement may have slipped your mind. Well, I have a quick and easy idea to help you out, think Cornucopia.
Ever since I was a kid the Cornucopia has always captured my interest. I guess even then I was drawn to things floral and decorative. The cornucopia or horn of plenty is a symbol of abundance and nourishment and commonly in a large horn-shaped container. Not only do cornucopias make lovely centerpieces at Thanksgiving they are great for the DIY'er.
How to make a Cornucopia:
First choose a container. If you don't have a cornucopia you can pick up a wicker or grapevine one at most craft stores. Or you could use a basket or even a burlap sack. Next choose any combinations of fruits, vegetable, nuts and seasonal flowers that you like. Collect and use things you have around the house; apples, oranges, pumpkins, gourds, potatoes, dried Indian corn, fresh or silk flowers, you get the idea, be creative and use your imagination. Then take your container and place it where you want to display it. You could choose to place a table runner, place mat or such underneath the container. If you are using a basket you could choose to tip it on it's side to create a spilling effect similar to the cornucopia. Finally arrange the items you found, in and around your container, start with your larger items. When you are happy with the placement of your items, sit back and enjoy.
We would love to see pictures of your "Cornucopias". Please post them on our Blooming Envy Facebook Page.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Why not WOW your guests and set a stunning table for your holiday feast. A festive centerpiece is sure to make all your guest ooh and aah. A beautiful arrangement can be homemade and doesn't have to cost a lot. Shop at your local dollar/thrift store or you can use things you have laying around. Some great items might include: Small pumpkins, Gourds, Silk Fall Leaves, Straw, Wheat, Indian corn, Apples, Pears, Cranberries, Branches, Candles, Pine cones, or Wicker Baskets. Get creative and see what you can find! Our inspiration board has a few ideas to get you started. When arranging, start with larger items and fill in spaces with smaller items. Group like items together for the most emphasis. Of course you can always call your local florist for some help. Name cards and napkin rings are also nice touches to make your guest feel extra special. There are so many possibilities for your Thanksgiving table.
Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.