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Our Thanksgiving Table + No-Sew DIY Stencil Napkins
Dress your Thanksgiving table to wow in vibrant seasonal tones set against glimmery rose gold, accented by DIY no-sew stencil napkins you can customize (directions included!).
Hi Friends! In our family, we feast on two Thanksgiving dinners! Thanksgiving Day we spend at a fun family gathering with 30+ of my in-laws. But, first, we have dinner at home, dubbed Ca-merican Thanksgiving – Canadian and American – since we have some of each! Sometimes, it’s a bigger affair, but this year, it’s our family of 7+.
I’m excited to be joining Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate and a talented group of bloggers for a Thanksgiving Table Blog Hop – the perfect excuse to decorate early! Be sure to scroll down to see other Thanksgiving Tablescapes and check back every day for new settings!
I love DIY elements on my tables.. this year it’s customized, n0-sew stencil napkins – scroll down for instructions. I’ve also added these two adorable “Give Thanks” Thanksgiving printables to my Goodies area. Click HERE and subscribe to my mailing list to get them!
Our Thanksgiving Table + DIY Cloth Napkins (No Sew!)
The Table Runner
I’ve been crushing on this Hatch Table Runner from Target forever and finally added it to my collection. With lovely rose gold glimmer, it comes in two sizes – extra-long being perfect for our dining table. I love how striking my new stencil napkins look against metallic dots!
Clipped Loropetalum stems surround faux wheat stalks. Faux peonies and mums in oranges and rusts add color while heather and wisteria spikes add interest and contrast. Eucalyptus is a great sub for Loropetalum.
The Table Setting
Our good china is stacked on orange napkins from my Halloween table, and topped with preserved oak leaves and ripe Bartlett pears – why should pumpkins have all the fun?
DIY Stencil Napkins
These DIY stencil napkins are very special to me, despite being new, as the fabric to make them was my mothers. I like the idea of a piece of my mom sharing Thanksgiving with us, from heaven.
What You’ll Need:
- 18″ length of fabric per napkin
- Stitch Witchery
- Pounce brush
- Acrylic Paint
What You’ll Do:
- For each napkin, cut a square of fabric to 18″x18″ square.
- Fold over fabric edges 1/4″ then again 1/2″. Press a deep crease.
- Cut a piece of Stitch Witchery the napkin side length and lay it under the folds – press to secure.
- Tape stencil to your fabric.
- Apply your stencil with a “pounce” brush and a thin layer of craft paint (too much will cause bleeding).
- Peel back the stencil. Dry.
- Set the paint with a hot iron.
An uncomplicated drink station nearby ensures we’ll be celebrating all the things we’re thankful for, while DIY personalized wine glasses add family tradition.
Even with my new/old stencil napkins, I’ve still things to do… DIY Holiday Crackers and of course, cooking but, I’ve made good progress! How about you? Are you ready for Thanksgiving? How do you decorate your holiday table? I’d love to hear!
Oh! Don’t forget to visit the other Thanksgiving table settings and grab your free printables before you go!