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Easy Thanksgiving Tablescape & A Thanksgiving Favor

Target has provided some pictures in this blog post and I have been compensated for my review; as always thoughts, projects and ideas are my own.

You know how every year I like to give my family a parting favor on Thanksgiving. Last year I gave them some dry dip recipe…another year I gave some sugared almonds…and cinnamon butter (this post is starting to make me hungry…) Anywho, I love to give a little gift. This year….I thought up these little tic tac favors. So affordable…so easy…and always appreciated. They are easy to put together and you can gather most of your supplies at your local Target…you know you will be there this week anyhow…am I right??!?!

I found the printable here and resized them. I have a link for the dropbox printable in case you want to print some. (here is the link)

 

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They were easy to put together….just print out (link will take you to downloadable printable) and cut them into strips ( 2 3/4 x 5) and tape directly to the tictac container. They would look so cute on some of these fun tabletop items from Target….

Target wants to help you make your Thanksgiving table shine. They have put together some of the coolest color schemes…and what I love (and will always love) about Target is that they do it all on a mindful budget. Check out some of the cool hues for this years table….

 

Pops of white, orange and green….maybe not your traditional rust colors that you would think of for this time of year….but I think they are so fresh and exciting.

Loving the pairing of silver and gold together. Traditional but yet modern….and I am thinking a gray tablecloth is on my list now. I love this look…..sparkle=fun ;)

To be honest, I am sort of over all the ombre….except for these glasses. The look of the mercury glass is so elegant…and looks like a million bucks…but you know it’s not:)

Of course….you always start a party with a fun cocktail….kudos target….#mykindofholiday :)

Are you going to make some favors for your guests this year??

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Thanksgiving tablescape idea

“Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flowers?” (name that movie ;)

In case you want a last minute…throw-it-together…happy Thanksgiving table idea….

I’m here to help…

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3 packs of grocery store daisies…

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A few small bud vases (you could use shot glasses…just sayin…)

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A basket full of pinecones and candles….

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Let’s eat friends! :)

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

DIY party favor: Dry dip mix recipe

You know how I love a useful party favor… this one is yummy too! I researched and tested a few recipes…and tweaked a few here and there…and came up with this Bacon bite dip mix. It is best when made the day before you are going to serve it…to let the flavors come together. You still have time to throw this together for your Thanksgiving feast:)

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To package…use some plastic bags, kraft paper, burlap ribbon and a tag for instructions (and ingredients). I printed my tags and folded them over the tops of the bags. I made labels for the back to explain directions and what was inside ;) Tag for the ingredients and directions to make dip should read : Bacon Bite Dip Mix: mix packet with 8oz cream cheese and chill until ready to serve. (bacon,onion,garlic, beef bouillon)

Here is the dry dip mix: 2 T bacon bits, 1 tsp beef bouillon, 1 T minced onion, 1/8 t minced garlic.

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Another cute way to present these would be to get a sleeve on crackers in a tall container and attach the dip to the side. A great neighbor gift too!

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** You can make this up to a week in advance. No need to keep in the fridge…the bacon bits are dried out.
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Easy Thanksgiving craft: Chair back nametags

I briefly told you about teaming up with some very fun and talented bloggers (Thistlewood Farms and The Hunted Interior) for a week of Thanksgiving Inspirations. I am up first with a really fun, meaningful, easy Thanksgiving craft. This comes together quick and what I love most about it…everyone gets involved.

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All you need is some burlap, white cardstock and metallic sharpies. Print out a “name tag” for everyone at your Thanksgiving table. “Grammie you are…” leaving a lot of space below.

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Cut into a triangle shape. Cut a piece of burlap in a triangle shape. Punch a couple holes in the top of the cardstock and burlap. String some ribbon or twine through and attach to the chairs. Leave some metallic markers on the table and encourage guest to write a nice thought about that person on their card. Makes a great memento to take home too.

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We are all thankful for those people in our life…sometimes we forget to tell them….here is a perfect way to share :)

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These little “paper utensil holders” are super easy to make also and cost next to nothing. I originally saw this idea over on Today’s Creative Blog…adorable idea. Just get some fun scrapbook paper…fold in half and straight stich. Seriously easy…and so cute! I found this cable knit paper at Michael’s.

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Be sure to tune in tomorrow with Kari Anne at Thistlewood Farms. She is going to be showing you a fabulous way to dress up your mantle for the month of giving Thanks :) And Friday….Kristen at The Hunted Interior is going to be sharing dining room inspirations!

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Natural Fall Centerpiece (Fall table decor)

My hard drive is busted. Yes….busted as in not fixable…as in I have been computer-less for 2 days. Funny how lost I feel without it….a bit un-nerved actually. Luckily I didn’t lose any data or pictures….and all that good stuff thanks to my Carbonite. Best $60 we ever spent. I should have my computer back tomorrow and it will be good as new….but until then I am using my peanuts.

I wanted to share with you a couple of easy, inexpensive, small ideas to make a big statement for fall. You could make this arrangement work in any entry way table…mantle….bookshelf….whatever you have. I chose to dress up the Dining room a bit. I shopped around in the house first…then found a few new things to add in….here is what I came up with….

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I started with a large piece of deep orange micro-fiber fabric (JoAnn’s) No need to sew….just place it on the table…I left the edges raw….yes…I am crazy like that. What can I say…my friends like me for me….not for my polished seams on my tablecloth;)

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I found this rustic basket at Homegoods and some lovely filler….I added in some of my own pinecones to fill er up…..

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I added in 7 white candles from the dollar store….love that I don’t have to worry about them dripping all over everything….Just snug them in there….natural fall centerpiece @cleverlyinspired (12)

I had these super tall cylinder vases (but you can always find some at Homegoods for a steal) They look perfect with just a few large bunches of wheat grass…

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I love how simple it is….and natural….and fresh.

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If you want some other fall table inspiration….go see Layla and Kevin ….lots of fabulous ideas linking up over there!

Here is a couple of other ideas for fall….from the past

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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