My mom is Thanksgiving to me. And also Christmas, and Easter, and Halloween. She still works full time as an engineer and has a side job as a Pilate’s instructor. There is no stopping this woman.
However, once every blue moon, I’m asked to host a dinner or little Christmas party, or Mother’s Day luncheon due to the fact that I live close to the airport and can accommodate out of town guests with tight flight schedules.
Sometimes this happens with very short notice. So for my ultimate Thanksgiving DIY, I wanted to show how you can put together a last minute table setting with stuff you can find around the house. I’m assuming you all are crafters like me and have spare yarn, craft paper, and felt. If you don’t, I encourage you to have some on hand. You can make a million little crafts for birthdays, holidays and other special events.
This table setting can be put together in about 20 minutes or less. Unlike my special garlic mashed potatoes recipe, which I usually am in charge of making for our Thanksgiving, our Friendsgiving, and our office Thanksgiving potluck. It takes time and muscle to get all those potatoes though a potato ricer. And it’s not even all that special because it’s a Food Network Recipe, from George Duran's old show Ham On the
I liked his show more than Adam Richman's Man vs. Food because he seemed nicer and was actually a chef. Adam is pretty like-able but I like him less every time I see this promo pic on the Travel Channel.
|You are not our target audience, nerdy, chubby lady|
It’s the same realization I had when I figured out half of women over the age of forty five love the Property Brothers too.
|Azzzzzzzz everywhere. I love you Big Freedia.|
At least my lowly ghost hunting shows on the Travel Channel are above this.
You can do this table setting in a jiffy, while you are watching TV, boiling potatoes, or while a pie is baking. This is super easy, you can even get the kiddos to help, just step in with the dabs of hot glue.
So for the table setting you will need:
- Wrapping paper in any fall color or even metallic or neutrals
- Hot glue
- Yarn, any colors
- Twine, or hemp rope (optional
- Labels or washi tape
- Scrapbook paper
- Glass bottle, like an empty Starbucks bottle
- Felt, any colors
- Sharpie, any color
- Twigs or small tree branches
Next up, is the name cards. Just use whatever scrapbook or pretty card stock you have at home and cut down in rectangles, however large or small you'd like. Fold them in half, so they resembled a little tent.
Use washi tape or labels to stick on the front of the card. Use a Sharpie to mark your guests' names.
Aaaaand, you are done! Assemble your dishes and wine glasses or even paper plates and plastic cutlery! People only care about the food. Don't worry about your table looking too bare. It will be loaded soon will gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean cassarole, rolls..........dang it, now I'm hangry!!
Enjoy my little turkey birds!