Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Trendy Twine Tuesday: Thanksgiving Centerpiece
For this Trendy Twine Tuesday I made a Centerpiece for Thanksgiving. :-)
I had to take a TON of pictures, and do it again because they were blurry... I think I am suffering from the mental fog of Halloween Candy hangover... So settle down comfortably because there will be a lot... ;-)
My cat absolutely wanted to be part of the photo shoot and I didn't have time to fight him over this, so he is on all the pics... ;-) He was even nibbling at my project!!... >.<
I started with a little wreath from Michaels, then added some fall leaves that I bought on the side with a hot glue gun. Then I took popsicle sticks that I wrapped in Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine (after putting some double sided tape on both sides of them for extra hold) to make my little posts, and I also used some Orange Truffle Trendy twine to make little "rings" to attach around my centerpiece...
I actually used toilet paper rolls as my base for those. I think I might have to make napkin rings now to match my project!! ;-)
Then I added little Fall details on my poles. I am grateful as a papercrafter to have so many options to get cool svgs so I used some of my favorite companies and put them all together in a happy circle!...
The Give Thanks caption was a freebie from SVGCuts.com.
On the other side I used this gratitude caption, also a freebie from SVG Cuts. :-)
The stunning sunflower is part of the 3D flowers collections at SVGCuts also.
The apple is from Lettering Delights.
The Fall caption and leaves are also from Lettering Delights. (I used Nestabilities for my base)
The Acorn is also from Lettering Delights.
And last but not least, my pumpkin is a tag from the Halloween collection at SVGs by Bee. I added a tiny bow of Twisted Lime Trendy Twine.
I cut every shape (but the Thanks/gratitude tag) twice using a mirror effect so that I could glue them on both sides of the sticks and make it look good from every angle. I used glue at the base of my stick to hold to the shape and then pop dots between the front and back of the shape to accommodate for the added bulk of the stick and give a tad of dimension.
I hope you liked my project today and will be inspired to make some Thanksgiving decorations on your own. If you do feel free to link them into the comments section.
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(This is my second post of the day, so if you are looking for the My Thoughts Exactly release post, just scroll down. :-))