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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!).

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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+.

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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!

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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!

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Our Thanksgiving Table + DIY Cloth Napkins (No Sew!)

Our DIY dining table seats twelve. We use it twice/year – once being Thanksgiving.  The dining room is a favorite area in my home, and I enjoy dressing it up with an eclectic style for the holidays.

The Table Runner

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Hatch Table Runner | Stencil Napkins |

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!

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The Centerpiece

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

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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?

You’ll find this Rosegold Silverware set on my Christmas list. Until Santa visits, I used a disposable set; the same look for a fraction of cost.

DIY Stencil Napkins

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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
  • Stencil
  • Tape
  • Pounce brush
  • Acrylic Paint

What You’ll Do:

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  1. For each napkin, cut a square of fabric to 18″x18″ square.
  2. Fold over fabric edges 1/4″ then again 1/2″. Press a deep crease.
  3. Cut a piece of Stitch Witchery the napkin side length and lay it under the folds – press to secure.
  4. Tape stencil to your fabric.
  5. Apply your stencil with a “pounce” brush and a thin layer of craft paint (too much will cause bleeding).
  6. Peel back the stencil. Dry.
  7. Set the paint with a hot iron.

Mini Bar

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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.

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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!

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Oh! Don’t forget to visit the other Thanksgiving table settings and grab your free printables before you go!

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Gothic Glam Halloween Centerpiece and Tabletop Ideas – Plus 19 more!

Posted in Fall: Seasonal Decor and Crafts, HOLIDAYS, TABLE SETTINGS
on October 22, 2018

Black and white Gothic Glam Halloween Centerpiece and Tabletop Ideas provide an elegant Halloween style with the perfect amount of glamour while adding just enough creepy Halloween for spine-tingling fun!

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Happy Halloween! I’ve got another last-minute post full of DIY Halloween Home Decor ideas – this time for Glam Gothic Halloween Centerpiece and Tabletop Decorations. 

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Lucky me (and you) I’m joining Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate in her Halloween Table Decorations Hop, so, if Gothic Glam Halloween is not your style, I’m sure you’ll find what you’re looking for in one of the other 19 Halloween themed tablescapes! Scroll down to the bottom of this post to get the links – but don’t leave without grabbing this freebie Halloween printable though!

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Oh! And, check back often – New Halloween tabletop settings are popping up every day, ALL week! 

 

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DIY Gothic Glam Halloween Centerpiece and Tabletop Ideas

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With just a touch of ghoulish glam, classic black-and-white is a frighteningly fabulous color combo for Gothic Halloween Party Decor.  Gothic accents can be found everywhere at this time of year. Dressing up goth pieces in glitter, lace, and inky colors ups both their glam factor as well as their scare potential. It is elegance with just the right amount of terrifying fun! I set out to create a Glamorous Halloween Decor Tablescape full of ghastly goodness, and, to add to the entertainment, I’m giving away these free printable (and customizable) Halloween Seating Labels to subscribers to my mailing list. You can get them HERE! Now on to the fun stuff!

GOTHIC GLAM HALLOWEEN CENTERPIECE

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Sparkly and glass-blown skulls, partnered with pumpkins, all balanced on tiered dessert platters give the table a spooky feel while still feeling glamorous! This temporary Halloween centerpiece borrows accents from another centerpiece from a few years back. Seasonal flowers in orange and chartreuse, with added sparks of purple, stand out against the black and white background. Bits of spongey reindeer moss in chartreuse add to the texture and overall creepy look of the Halloween centerpiece.

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FLORAL CHANDELIER WREATH

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Ideally placed for a floral chandelier wreath, the pendant light above our table, with its graceful arms and dark shade, is a smooth transition item for a glam Halloween tablescape, especially when draped in a garland with dramatic inky flowers and greenery with peculiar leaves and textures! I love how the wreath sits just below the shade of the pendant light, letting a little light peek out between, highlighting the blooms and greenery, allowing peeks of the sinister inhabitants hiding within.

I borrowed the blooms and greenery from our floral chandelier wreath that we used both at Easter and for our Derby party but added eerie elements just for Halloween. Creepy crawlies are hiding throughout, and while looking for them, don’t be surprised if you find something menacing looking back at you!

diy halloween floral chandelier

Making a floral wreath is such an easy project that makes a significant impact on any table setting.  Click HERE for instructions on how to make your own. The floral chandelier, coupled with the Halloween centerpiece, ensures the center of your table is chic enough to take center stage at your next ghostly gathering!

 

THE TABLE DRESSINGS AND SETTING

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Once your Halloween centerpiece display is complete, it’s time to set the table for a sophisticated sit-down dinner! A jet-black cloth veils over a pooled white colored fabric.  A length of black and white baroque patterned paper snakes a chilling path down the center of the table.

 

A Halloween centerpiece is the star of the table, but chargers take center stage in a place setting! Generally reserved for formal affairs, chargers placed beneath plates can be used anytime! I love to use a charger to add color, texture and themed elements to my setting. I’ve DIY’d chargers in the past (and plates, too!), but this time I wanted something particular to go with our Gothic-Glam Halloween Table Decorations. The Dollar store had this black and white floral shelf-liner that was perfect, especially paired with 10″ cake circles (the cardboard circles you place a cake on)!
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If you have fine china, a Gothic Glam Halloween theme is a great time to use it. Otherwise, plain white can look just as ghoulishly gorgeous. I pulled out the good china in the Lenox Solitaire pattern but paired it with inexpensive Halloween themed dessert plates and faux silver serving trays from the dollar store.

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The napkins, in a fiery orange, add that touch of color I love and coordinate perfectly with the Halloween centerpiece.

FOOD SERVING IDEAS

Typically, our Halloween Party menu consists of Hearty Chili and Mummy Dogs, but no ghoulish feast is complete without treats. These caramel cupcakes are store bought then drizzled with extra caramel sauce. They’re dressed up with black and white eyelet cupcake liners and vintage style toppers.

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Thrifted silver pieces, especially with some tarnish are fabulous serving vessels for Gothic Glam Halloween Decorations theme. In this case, vintage sterling silver dresses up various holiday tricks and treats!

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I had so much fun putting this table setting together – the Halloween centerpiece and Halloween floral chandelier will be perfect for our upcoming Halloween party!

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Speaking of ghoulish feasts, what are your Halloween plans this year? I’d love to hear about them! No matter what they are, be sure to stop by and take a peek at the other 19 sinister Halloween table settings as well, cor Halloween centerpiece and tabletop ideas galore!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Halloween!

CHECK OUT THESE OTHER TABLESCAPE IDEAS

Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop 2018

Monday

Home is Where the Boat Is Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Knock it Off Kim | Stately Home Lane

Tuesday

Life and Linda | The Painted Hinge 
Corner of Plaid and Paisley | Loveland Lodge 

Wednesday


Me and My Captain |Debbee’s Buzz 
Sweet Sensations |The Painted Apron

Thursday

Camelot Art Creations | The Little Yellow Corner Store
Zucchini Sisters | Celebrate & Decorate

Friday

Red Cottage Chronicles | My French Twist 
Blue Sky at Home

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How to Create a Beautiful {Easy and Cheap} Red White and Blue Tablescape

Independence Day is coming up fast, which means an opportunity to pull out the red white and blue again! It’s my favorite time of year to get together with family and friends and celebrate the birth of this fantastic country.

 

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Usually, our entire family (all 20+ of us!) spend the holiday at my mother and father-in-law’s home, swimming, stuffing ourselves with pie, burgers, playing corn hole and enjoying the day together. Even though we don’t spend the day at our home, it’s always fun for me to put together a table we can all enjoy before the big day, so you know I was excited to be invited to participate in  a Red White and Blue Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate.

If you’re anything like me, you probably love the look of a beautiful, 4th of July Patriotic tablescape, but don’t want to spend a whole lot of money or time putting one together. I feel the same way and thought I’d share a few ideas with you that I use, such as shopping my own home, hitting the dollar store and throwing together a few easy DIYs, such as these adorable cutlery pouches with printable labels. If you like them, download the tags for free by clicking here.

 

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How to Create a Beautiful {Easy and Cheap} Red White and Blue Tablescape

Decide on a Color Scheme

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This is an easy one for a patriotic table in America – red white and blue – but in your corner of the world, it might be different. Here, I stuck with traditional colors and patterns but used muted tones and natural fabrics to tone everything down. Having too much of a good thing is possible! I left the table natural, which I often do, and went with an everyday burlap table runner, which kept my cheap inexpensive accents from looking too kitschy.

Shop both your home and the dollar store for items that can be reused and repurposed

 

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Balloon weights and star garden stakes from the dollar store work perfectly together to create an indoor fireworks place card.

 

Pair everyday dinnerware with decorative salad plates or colorful napkins to fit your theme

If you follow me at all, you’ll know that I often use our basic white stoneware for tablescapes – I LOVE looking back at all the different ways I’ve been able to use them!

 

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In this case, I decided to change up my chargers and gave gold, dollar tree chargers a quick Kate Spade-inspired makeover with spray paint and acrylic paint dots. The dots add another dimension to the all-white place setting.

 

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The napkins are cotton tea towels found in the Target dollar aisle – don’t be afraid to mix and match and to use things different than intended.

 

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Use food as decor

 

 

You’ll serve food at your party, so, why not use that food as decor – it’s inexpensive, practical and gorgeous!

 

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A simple punch made of ginger ale and frozen berries served in a mason jar jug adds color and texture.

 

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Cupcakes in red polka-dotted liners and rocket ice pops in shaved ice are perfect desserts and table accents!

 

 

Are you serving food that isn’t in your color scheme? Try serving your hot dogs, fries, and corn on the cob in red check wax paper to rectify that situation instantly!

 

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Mix and match patterns for a fun, eclectic look

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Stripes, dots, stars all go together to create a fun, eclectic look. To make this work, be sure your colors are cohesive.

In short: 

  1. Decide on a color scheme
  2. Shop both your home and the dollar store for items that can be reused and repurposed
  3. Use everyday dinnerware, but add salad plates or colorful napkins to fit your theme
  4. Use food as decor
  5. Mix and match patterns for a fun, eclectic look

That’s it! I’d love to know your favorite tips for entertaining. Do you use disposable supplies (perfectly acceptable!) or do you throw a few things together and hope that it turns out (like I do!)

Don'[t foreget to download the  Red White and Blue Labels for free by clicking here! Have a great July 4th!.

 

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I’m all about easy and inexpensive so here are a few more ideas for you!

 

 

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Monday

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Home is Where the Boat Is | Red Cottage Chronicles | Belle Bleu Interiors | A Casa di Bianca

Tuesday

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Corner of Plaid & Paisley  | Everyday Living | Life and Linda | Knock it Off Kim

Wednesday

 

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At Home with JemmaThe Painted Apron | Living With Thanksgiving | Our Crafty Mom 

Thursday

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PMQ For Two | Debbee’s Buzz | Camelot Art Creations | Celebrate & Decorate

Friday

Around My Table | Blue Sky at Home  | My French Twist | Me and My Captain

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