Decorate your Thanksgiving table on a budget

November 13, 2009 4:05:19 PM PST
Decorate your Thanksgiving table on a budget! Get fresh, simple, eco-friendly ideas using items from your pantry, yard, and craft bin.

Thanksgiving is a busy time of the year, and while we focus on creating a delicious meal, we know we have to also create a fabulous table décor. Here are some simple, easy, inexpensive and eco-friendly ideas to transform your thanksgiving table setting into works of art!

By using the eco-friendly vase you can save between 50%-75 percent from using a regular glass vase. The price of an eco friendly vase is between $3.35-$5.75 vs. regular vases, which range from $9.00-$25.00 and up.

You can get creative with nuts, feathers, candles, tree branches and leaves from your backyard to add the final touch. All of these ideas are simple and easy ways to dress your dining table for a fraction of the price without sacrificing the overall design.

Items needed:

  • Assorted nuts (walnuts, chestnuts, pistachio etc.)
  • Dried corn
  • Dried peas
  • Peeled almonds
  • Cashews
  • Pheasant feathers
  • Peacock feathers
  • Dried wheat
  • Assorted clear glass cylinders
  • Assorted berries (toyon, privet etc)
  • Fall leaves
  • Tree branches
  • Assorted fall flowers
  • Mini pumpkins
  • Artichokes
  • Floating Candles
Directions:

Flowers in eco-friendly vases

  1. Fill the eco-friendly vase with pre-soaked floral foam.

  2. Simply add florals of your choice (use fall color flowers, dried wheat, or cattails)

Floating candles with assorted nuts
  1. Take a clear cylinder.

  2. Fill with assorted nuts and water.

  3. Add candle.

Cylinder filled with corn, almonds and peas with a decorated mini pumpkin on top
  1. Take a clear cylinder.

  2. Fill with almonds, corn and peas in each cylinder.

  3. Take the mini pumpkin and embellish with either ribbon or glue pepper berries on the stems.

  4. Once the cylinder is filled (about 75 percent filled) add the mini pumpkin to add that whimsical touch.

Centerpiece filled with pheasant feather, artichoke and fall leaves.
  1. Take a round cylinder.

  2. Fill with floral foam pre-soaked for 3 min.

  3. Add artichokes around the perimeter of the vases.

  4. Insert fall leaves between the artichokes to give the "fall" accent.

  5. Add the pheasant feathers in the center.



About Ria Sim

Ria Sim is the owner of Twigsstudio Danville / Ria Sim Designs- the destination floral studio in Danville Ca. Ria is inspired by her love for fashion, colors and textures she sees everyday.

Her floral creations are unlike any other and Ria is insistent that flowers are the focus. "When I design each arrangement, I love to bring forth the beauty that each flower possesses."

Ria focuses on simple, elegant floral designs resulting in timeless beauty for her clients' weddings, events, and special occasions.

Twigsstudio Danville / Ria Sim Designs
398 B Hartz Ave
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 855.9816
email: ria@twigss.com
website: www.riasim.com


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