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5 Super Cute Crafts for Your Friendsgiving Table

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I can't believe it's that time of year again, y'all... Thanksgiving is RIGHT around the corner! Between studying for finals, cheering on your fav football team, and traveling home for the holidays- when will you have time to craft for Friendsgiving with your BFFs?? Don't stress, loves- we've got you covered. Check out these 5 super cute, last minute crafts guaranteed to dress up the table for your friendly feast.



1. Flower Pot Pumpkin



These fall flower pots will add the perfect pop of color to any table. Consider the size of your table and function of the pumpkin when choosing your pumpkins for this craft. (Will you have one pumpkin as a centerpiece? Three pumpkins? Will each guest have a pumpkin to mark their seat? etc.) Once you've picked the perfect pumpkins, simply use the carving knife to cut around the stem, remove the top, and remove all seeds and pulp. Once the pumpkin is completely hollow, arrange your flowers however you want. Trim the stems based on the height of your pumpkin.

Tip: If you decide to use fresh flowers, consider positioning a jar/vase with water in the base of the pumpkin to keep the flowers looking fresh.

What you need:

- Pumpkin, $3 - $8

- Bouquet of fresh/fake flowers, $10 - $25

- Carving knife

- Spoon

- Scissors

- Vase/Jar (for fresh flower pumpkins only)
 

2. "Thankful" Pumpkin


This one is almost too easy... but is seriously so cute. A "Thankful" pumpkin provides the perfect opportunity for everyone around the table to reflect on what they are thankful for. Paint your pumpkin to match the rest of your table decor (you can never go wrong with white) and let it dry. Add a little glitter around your stem if you like a little sparkle. On the day of the gathering, have your guests write what they are thankful for on the pumpkin before the meal. Then, use the "Thankful" pumpkin as your center piece! It will be the perfect reminder of what each guest is thankful for throughout the evening. (If you have a large group, you might need a couple "Thankful" Pumpkins.) 

What you need:

- Pumpkin, $3 - $8

- Paint, $3 - $5

- 12 pack of Sharpies, $10

- Glitter, $5



3. Snowy Pine Cones


These bad boys are the perfect holiday craft for anyone who loves a little sparkle. (This project could get messy, so make sure you put down some newspaper before your break out the glitter.) First, gather your pine cones. You can find them in your backyard or at your neighborhood craft store. Next, use a paintbrush to apply clear Mod Podge over the surface area of the pine cone. When the entire pine cone is coated, sprinkle your pine cones with as much glitter as you want. Add some sanding sugar to add more depth and texture. Allow the pine cones to fully dry overnight before displaying them in some type of bowl or vase on your holiday table.

What you need:

- Silver/white glitter, $5

- Mod Podge (Gloss), $7 

- Sanding sugar sprinkles, $5

- Vase/Bowl

Tip: If you choose to use pine cones from your yard, you can bake them for a few minutes in the oven to get rid of any critters that you may not be able to see.


4. Corn Kernel Candle


These corn kernel candles are a sweet, subtle way to add some soft lighting and color to your Friendsgiving table... and they couldn't be easier to make! Simply place the candle in a clear glass jar/vase and pour in the kernels. Add some ribbon, twine, or burlap to the jar/vase if you want a little more flair.

What you need:

- Bag of corn kernels, $10

- Candle, $8

- Ribbon/twine/burlap, $3

- Clear glass jar/vase


5. Painted Wine Bottles 



Let’s be honest, there’s a prettttty good chance you just so happen to have a couple empty wine bottles lying around... it's time to put them to good use! First, soak the wine bottles in warm water to peel off the labels so that they are nice and clean. Next, apply an even coat of white primer to the bottles. After the primer has fully dried, you are free to paint the bottles however you would like! Add twine, ribbon, or fresh flowers to the bottles for an added "WOW!" factor.

Tip: For a more rustic look, take a fine-grit sandpaper and lightly sand the bottle after the paint has dried.

What you need:

- Primer, $5

- Paint, $5

- Ribbon/twine/burlap, $3

- Fresh/fake flowers, $10 - $25

- Wine bottles

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