Thanksgiving DIY

Supplies: Acorns, acrylic paint and paint brush

Step 1: Place acorns on foil-lined cookie sheet and bake at 170* for a few hours. Let cool.

Step 2:Use acrylic craft paints and a brush to paint your acorns. Brush strokes will make a difference in the acorns’ appearance, so brush with the grain of the nut. Use different shades of green, blue, orange, and gold.

Step 3: Set the acorns aside to dry and don’t worry too much about the wet paint. Most of the acorns will naturally roll back to their caps when you set them down. DONE!

Place Cards

Supplies: Burlap, card stock, white Sharpie, Mini Clothespin, Glue or Mod Podge, Paint brush and Glitter.

Step 1: Glitter the clothespin by brushing on a layer of Mod Podge, sprinkling on some gold glitter, and then adding another layer of Mod Podge. Glitter the front of the clothespin and wait about a half hour to dry completely. If you don’t have Mod Podge, white glue would work just as well!

Step 2: Cut the card stock into a leaf shape using a print template. Next, cut a piece of burlap slightly larger than the leaf.

Step 3: Using the white sharpie, add each person’s name to the side of each leaf. Then clothespin the leaf and burlap together…and that’s it!

Table Runner

Supplies: Burlap Runner cut to length of table, stencils, black paint, brush and an iron.

Step 1: Arrange stencils at each end of the burlap runner. Arrange them a little off-center to give it a “DIY” look.

Step 2: Use the brush to apply black paint. Make sure to use enough since the burlap is not as absorbent.

Step 3: To activate the paint use an iron on a low heat setting. Done!

Chalkboard Menu

Supplies: Chalkboard paint, brush and chalk marker

Step 1: Paint pumpkin using chalkboard paint. Let dry.

Step 2: Add a second coat. Let dry.

Step 3: Rub white chalk onto pumpkin and wipe off, to “prime” the pumpkin.

Step 4: Write on pumpkin using a chalk marker. Your guests will love!