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!