Craft Thanksgiving Bread Cornucopia & Pumpkin Rolls

Craft Thanksgiving Bread Cornucopia & Pumpkin Rolls

Sure to delight and impress Thanksgiving guests, is transforming dough into a bread cornucopia or edible pumpkin-shape dinner rolls!

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For this month’s Craft Blog Hop, I’m sharing how to form bread, roll or pizza dough into fun fall food displays.

It’s surprising fast and easy to do too!

These aren’t recipes, but just shaping and molding packaged dough into iconic Thanksgiving symbols, like a horn of plenty or pumpkin.

And, you don’t have to be a gourmet chef or talented crafter to assemble an impressive bread cornucopia or twist dough into a mini pumpkin!

Let me show you how I did it — even in the midst of preparing a Thanksgiving feast.

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DIY Thanksgiving Table Family Photo Place Cards

DIY Thanksgiving Table Family Photo Place Cards

As part of the We Gather Together Thanksgiving Blog Hop, I’m sharing the family photo place cards that will show who sits where for the feast.

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As I mentioned in, Pumpkin Patch Table for Thanksgiving Brunch, I’ll be setting three tables for the holiday meal. That’s to accommodate 18 family members coming by plane and car (but not by boat!) to celebrate with us.

So, to add a little humor and personalize each place setting, family member faces were added onto pilgrim and Native American figures.

Hosted by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home, the hop includes twenty-five bloggers presenting lots of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving. You’ll find ideas and inspiration for crafts, recipes, decorating, and setting tables.

If you’re coming over from Katherine’s Corner and her minimal style to decorating for the holiday, welcome on board my recreation of the Mayflower landing and first feast!  And, I’m especially grateful to regular subscribers of Debbee’s Buzz for visiting and commenting during this busy time of year.

Let me show you how to easily make family photo place cards for your own turkey day celebration.

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Beautifully Decorated Chandelier for Fall & Thanksgiving

Beautifully Decorated Chandelier for Fall & Thanksgiving

In this post, I illustrate how I decorated a chandelier in my dining room for the fall season.

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It follows the same basic process as the kitchen light fixture; outlined in Decorate a Chandelier for Fall in 3 Easy Steps.

I pull out the garlands and embellishments around mid September and leave both decorated chandeliers up through Thanksgiving.

A few key differences between the light fixtures impact the design and materials used.

The decorated chandelier in the dining room is brass, versus a painted one in the open kitchen. It’s also a much more formal setting. And, the brass chandelier has two tiers of candles, with nearly double the number of arms.

So, let me show you how I applied the same basic process to create a unique design for the dining room’s decorated chandelier. (more…)

Pumpkin Patch Table for Thanksgiving Brunch

Pumpkin Patch Table for Thanksgiving Brunch

Although it’s still weeks away, I’m sharing the Thanksgiving brunch table I plan to set for late morning on the holiday.

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Early because, it’s the final day of this year’s Thanksgiving Tablescape Hop. All week long, nearly two dozen stylists have been posting a bounty of ideas for serving up feasts large and small.

Dinner here won’t be served until about six; to allow for family driving in on Thanksgiving day from Philly, D.C., and Cincinnati. Unfortunately, we can’t accommodate everyone at the Buzz Inn; so most will be staying at a nearby hotel.

However, our sons, mom, and Sistah B and her hubby will all bunk-in here. It will be all hands on deck to prepare the feast for about twenty. Gotta feed the worker bees first though! Especially since I’ll be putting everyone to work, while the rest of the family is enroute.

My Thanksgiving brunch table is set for just four, with another three place settings and buffet on the adjacent kitchen island.

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Easy to Make Fall Decor: Sweater Pumpkin

Easy to Make Fall Decor: Sweater Pumpkin

In anticipation of hosting a gang for Thanksgiving, I decided to create some sweater pumpkin fall decor to incorporate into table centerpieces and decorate the house.

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As I often do before starting a new craft project, I went to Pinterest for ideas and instructions.

So many bloggers have made an incredible array of decorative fabric pumpkins! Everything from luxurious velvet to flannel shirts — and just about everything in between.

I decided to recycle an old angora sweater and several socks with holes in the heels. Because the once beautiful sweater was looking it’s age, I rarely wear it anymore. I also don’t foresee going to the expense of having it dry cleaned again. So, I was delighted to find a new use for it.

In all, I made a total of ten sweater pumpkins to share with you. Although not a tutorial (there are plenty available online), I’ll explain how I put mine together.

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Thanksgiving Horn of Plenty Table

Thanksgiving Horn of Plenty Table

This is a busy week for setting holiday tables! Today’s tablescape showcases a large Thanksgiving horn of plenty, overflowing with seasonal abundance. 

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It’s part of the Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. All week, 21 stylists are sharing tables large and small; simple to elaborate.

And, speaking of abundance, that’s in addition to the 21 other tablescapes in Tuesday’s, Gather ‘Round the Table hop. What a bounty of ideas and inspiration!

On Tuesday, I shared an intimate setting for four in the kitchen. The Birds of a Feather Gather Together Table frequently seats Thanksgiving guests, when the dining room is at capacity.

The main event takes place on a mahogany table with a horn of plenty centerpiece.

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