My new hubby and I are hosting Thanksgiving this year. We spent the day buying amounts of food that make me ashamed of us, and then I spent the evening cruising the craft section at Meijer looking for inspiration. I wanted to make a festive centerpiece, and decided to dress up some candles I got on clearance after last Christmas.
For a total of about $7, I left the store with this:
I cut the small burlap sheet into strips.....
I hot glued the burlap around the candles, then topped it with some hot glued ribbon:
I put the pretty, dressed-up candles on my fancy cake stand, added the fall-ish mini pinecones and cinnamon sticks and acorns, and I've got a pretty Thanksgiving dinner centerpiece!
(P.S. This decorative burlap will need to be removed before it gets close to the flame... )
The cake stand was made for my wedding this past June, based on a Pinterest inspiration. We found the plates and custard cups at an Antique store in Saugatuck, Michigan, on a Valentine's Day long weekend last year. Just added a little hard-core clear glue from the hardware store to the upside-down custard cup and stuck it to the plate. Voila, cake stand! :)