One week until Thanksgiving!
Truthfully, it doesn’t seem possible. Usually, by this time in the year, we’ve already had our first snow. But this year we’ve had record temps…daytime temps have been consistently in the 60s and 70s (!!!) – which is sooo crazy! – and it just doesn’t FEEL this late in the year.
My kids have the entire week off next week, so I decided to get a move on with my Thanksgiving decorating while I still had some time to myself.
I gathered up a few supplies and got to work…
Here’s what I used – everything listed is available at Joann stores:
- Holiday Wall Art – Deer
- DIY Gift Wrap Wrapping Paper: Kraft
- DIY Gift Wrap Ribbon Set: Red & Black
- Small grapevine wreath
- Autumn leaf & berry pick
- Craft knife
- Small sand-colored stamp pad
The deer art is one of my favorite holiday icons…I love that I can use all through the autumn and winter…it’s really the perfect decoration!
This shape is white and glittery and absolutely gorgeous (see photo above), but it wasn’t really the look I was going for for my Thanksgiving decor.
So I decided to change it up a bit.
I placed the shape onto a piece of Heidi’s new Kraft wrapping paper (glitter-side up) and cut around it with my craft knife (on a self-healing mat). Then I turned my deer over and adhered the paper to the back (cardboard side) of the shape.
I probably could have just used the cardboard side on its own, but I reeeeeally love the color and texture of the Kraft paper.
Once my paper was adhered, I took my small ink pad and went around the edges of the shape…adding some dimension to my deer…(you can see it’s not perfectly cut, but I’m not sweatin’ it…this step kind of covers up my cutting mistakes).
Then I attached my autumn leaf pick and ribbon to my wreath, hung it on my wall with a Command hook, and tucked my deer in.
That ribbon is my FAVORITE! Those stripes!
Then I added some chalk art to my wall and done!
Now I just need to figure out my tablescape and I’ll be so excited to welcome our guests into our home next week…
AND, when the holiday is over, I’ll just turn my deer over again and use him in all of his glittery splendor in my Christmas decor!
Thanks so much for taking a look! And Happy Thanksgiving!
SUPPLIES: Holiday Wall Art Deer, DIY Gift Wrap Wrapping Paper Kraft, DIY Gift Wrap Ribbon Set Red & Black, small grapevine wreath, fall flower pick, craft knife, small ink pad: all items available at Joann Stores.