CRAFTING WITH MARY: QUICK & EASY THANKSGIVING DECORATIONS

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By Mary Genser

Thanksgiving Day
     Is not
  So far away—
There’ll be cloudy skies,
Apple and pumpkin pies—
And lots of turkey to eat.
Also every kind of sweet.
         Now—
  Go put up your feet
   And watch a game.
    I’ll do the same.

 

Editor's note:  Fortunately, before relaxing for her holiday celebration, our crafty columnist provided us with directions for making three Thanksgiving projects: holiday glass plates, autumn embroidery hoops, and fall foliage centerpieces.

ELEGANT GLASS PLATES

Cut a pumpkin or other fall image from a piece of fabric. Glue fabric to backside of a glass plate. Another option is to paint a pumpkin on the backside of the plate using acrylic paint. Draw wedges of the pumpkin using thin, red lines. Paint the stem with green and yellow paint. If desired, you can add gold glitter paint to accentuate details on painted or fabric appliqués to complete your holiday plates.

 

HOLIDAY HOOPS

Place hoop onto a circle of fabric. Tighten screw at bottom, then hot glue lace onto back of hoop. Add flowers to conceal screws at bottom of hoop.

 

 

FALL FOLIAGE

Take a glass container or jar and turn upside down. Wrap a circle of fabric around it. Secure with a rubber band and cover with ribbon.  Flip over and tuck fabric inside jar, hot gluing in place. Add decorative trim and the fall foliage or floral display of your choice.