Fearless Friday, Fall and Thanksgiving Decor and Tabletop

Have you started thinking about Thanksgiving yet?

I’m participating in a Thanksgiving Tablescape blog hop soon so,

I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to set my table

Today I’m sharing ideas for you to make

for your late Fall and or Thanksgiving table or vignettes

Here’s a super simple idea

Use a pretty leaf, like a magnolia leaf,

to add a sentiment to the place settings

I wrote Blessings on the leaves with a gold paint pen

I realize that not everyone has a magnolia tree in their yard,

you can also use faux magnolia leaves, paper Autumn leaves or

make your own leaves with watercolor for a colorful pop

Pumpkins and Pilgrims Tablescape

They are easy to make and you don’t have to have mad art skills

Paint a piece of watercolor paper with water

and then drop in red, orange, yellow and green

and let the colors mix into an abstract collage

When the paint dries, draw various leaf shapes and cut them out

Punch a hole and insert a piece of twine or ribbon

See the complete tutorial here

You can also draw a turkey and put him on place cards or a printed menu

You can design place cards and menus with PicMonkey

or a photo editing site

To draw the turkey

Start with a bowling pin shape,

then add a beak and a wattle,

then feathers, legs, and a pilgrim hat

Go over it with ink, erase the pencil lines and color with markers

You can make small menus to print out and put at every place

or a large one for a sideboard or buffet table

Indian corn would be pretty on place cards and menus too

You can download a free printable

of this Indian corn drawing here if you want to use it

How about a painted bottle with Indian corn

for a Thanksgiving decoration

You can also paint a turkey on a board or canvas

I painted this little board to hang in the center of a fall wreath

You can see the complete tutorial here

You can paint turkeys on glasses too

Just a few simple strokes and a turkey is born!

You can see the complete tutorial here

Here’s another fun idea,

paint the turkey’s body and head on a vase

and fill it with feathers, flowers or wheat for his tail

Gobble Gobble

Be Fearless!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

Sundays on Silverado/  Happiness is Homemade

What’s for Dinner / Love Your Creativity

Between Naps on the Porch /Turn About Tuesday 

Wednesday Linky Party / Karin’s Cottage Linky Party /  Creative Crafts

Full Plate Thursday /Thursday Favorite Things

Home Matters

27 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Fall and Thanksgiving Decor and Tabletop”
  1. Mary says:

    Such cute gobblers Jenna! I especially love your watercolor leaf tags, what a fun and easy technique too, Happy Friday! 🎨🦃🍂🧡

  2. Bernadette says:

    I love every single idea.

  3. Being a lover of magnolia leaves I think your idea is niffy! And of course, the rest of your arty creations are so sweet!

  4. Patti @ Pandora's Box says:

    Great minds think alike – I used magnolia leaves as place cards onc=e Christmas years ago (I still have a box of them) and I made “water color flowers” last spring and made a few birthday cards with them!! And you know I love your glass painting!

  5. All so pretty. I love Thanksgiving – the leaf project looks fun. Yes, I’m thankful.

  6. Anonymous says:

    My goodness, so many great decorating ideas and awesome glass painting projects. I pinned your turkey glasses ~ so cute! Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers

  7. lghiggins says:

    We just switched houses so I was excited to bring out my fall decor today. I love your watercolor leaves. If I were still teaching, I would want to try that one with my students. It sounds like you can’t go wrong with that idea. They look beautiful!

  8. There are wonderful ideas here, Jenna! I might have to do the leaf tags. I’m hoping (not likely!) that I can get Carson (6) to help me “decide the seating arrangements” and put down place cards. I’d love it more if he could make them with me, but that might not play out time-wise! This is a great idea!

  9. Pam says:

    Jenna, as always you have so many creative ideas. I have a magnolia tree, so that is a great idea for a sentiment. Thank you for sharing. I always get ideas for my girls!

  10. jenniferwise4heritagemakers says:

    These are amazing! I love the watercolor leaf name tags and the turkey vase. WOW! Pinning this for later. 🙂 Visiting from Love Your Creativity Linkup. (I’d love to see you share this at my weekly linkup as well, if you’re interested: https://lifetalesbooks.blogspot.com/p/calling-fellow-bloggers.html)

  11. Look at you and your mad painting skills. You make it seems so easy. Love these ideas Jenna. Your turkey glasses are too cute. Happy new week.

  12. Sarah says:

    Jenna, every one of these ideas inspires. I especially like the leaf placecards. I’ll be copying that one for certain. So clever! Thanks for sharing your talents with each of us.

  13. Your leaf place cards and turkey vase are so creative and cute! I 🧡 them both!

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