Some of our best of friends are coming into town to Buffalo from Florida and Rochester and we decided to host a Friendsgiving feast in their honor!  In addition to us being SUPER excited to spend time with them, this also means two things:

1- I get to go onto Pinterest and find yummy recipes to make.

2-(More importantly,) I get to come up with a new tablescape and setting idea! Hence, #2, is the basis of this blog post.

As I was getting started on my table decor, I decided I wanted it to be elegant, gold and inexpensive.

I started by collecting leaves from my backyard – both inexpensive and festive.  I brought them inside and put paper wights on them so that they would dry as flat as possible.  Once they were dry and crispy, I set them out on some cardboard and spray painted them with my favorite Krylon gold metallic paint!


The color turned out great and everything dried really fast! Then, I used a bottle of cream craft paint and a paintbrush to freehand all our guests names’ on the leaves for their respective place settings. I used the extra leaves for the middle of the table along the table runner.

I also wanted to do something to fancy up the napkin situation.  I put the cloth napkins in some simple gold napkin rings and then, for a little pizzazz, I added some floral beads by folding the wire in half and threading the end through the hole of the napkin ring to lay ontop.


Next, I moved onto finishing the tablescape.  I took some of the pumpkins from my front porch fall display, found some pine cones and guess what? Spray painted them all gold with my Krylon paint!

Finally, I layered all the pieces (leaves, pumpkins, candles, etc.) onto a burlap and gold sparkly table runner. I hope you enjoy the finished look!


Questions? Comments?  Leave them below!  And as always, remember to reclaim, reuse and upcycle! Happy Thanksgiving!

<3 Jackie

Posted by:Jackie Hausler of haus2home

Jackie Hausler seeks to inspire creativity in the name of reclaiming, reusing and upcycling. With each project, she walks followers through do-it-yourself projects, shows how to give old items a new chance at life, and teaches ways to be eco-friendly and live a green lifestyle. She believes making your house a home doesn't have to be expensive to be beautiful, and is passionate about accomplishing that while being kind to our earth. Jackie is the founder of the home and lifestyle blog

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