I have to admit... my favorite part of this Thanksgiving table setting is the bright orange napkins. I made napkins using several different patterns of orange fabric. I love them! I love that this table is a miss-mash of plates, colors, and fabrics.
They were a breeze to make. The hardest part of this project is the ironing. (not that ironing is hard...I just don't want to do it!) These napkins are the perfect project for a beginner! Straight lines...it is that simple!
Pin in place and straight stitch. DONE!
Above the table I hung pumpkin tissue balls. I know tissue balls are not typically used over the Thanksgiving table but, I think the kids will like them.
BTW...I wanted to try the Martha Stewart tissue pumpkin kits. If you are in to save money...these kits are not the way to go. If ease is what you are all about...you will like these just fine. Here is the only problem...I found there was NO way for ME to make the tissue paper pumpkin look like the picture on the package. The way I got them to be fat and full is by doubling the amount of tissue given in the kit. The kits are put together to make 3 tissue pumpkins...I had to use the equivalent of 6 "pumpkin tissue balls" to get 3 full pumpkins that looked like the package!! If I am going to put up a tissue pumpkin...I want it glorious... not mediocre.
The burlap cornucopia craft project I made will fit in just perfectly at this bright table. The giant orange candies are pumpkin malt balls and the white are chocolate mints. I was able to pick these both up at the candie store in the mall. Love these...the kids will too!
I had a difficult time deciding on the specifics of the table. I had too many different combinations...tiny pumpkins on the plates...tiny pumpkins in the basket. Orange pumpkins in the basket, stacked,
OR lined down the table with no basket. Seriously...what is a girl to do?