Nov 11, 2013 - Crafts, Planted    12 Comments

Rustic Thanksgiving Table Setting and DIY Euonymus Centerpiece

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching.  I decided to take a minute and figure out my tablescape since I will be hosting my family this year.   In truth, I started by wanting to make a wreath from the Euonymus clippings from the hedge in my front yard.  That evolved into a centerpiece and then the rustic Thanksgiving table setting below.

How to make a Rustic Euonymus Centerpiece

I started by clipping all the Euonymus that was poking up above the rest of the hedge.  Then I separated them into groups of four 6″ pieces.  With 24 gauge floral wire from Hobby Lobby (the one I bought even had a wire cutter built-in!) I wrapped the bottom inch or so.  I made about 15 bundles.
Supplies for making a Euonymous Centerpiece for a Rustic Thanksgiving
I layered them starting from the outside to the center on top of a kilim runner that I had.  I then gathered some rose hips from my yard and layered them on top of the Euonymus bundles.  To cover the center stems I covered them with a sewing pattern tissue flower (tutorial HERE).
Add Rosehips and a Tissue Paper Flower to a Rustic Centerpiece  I am in love with these new glasses I bought from World Market!  They are hand-made glass.  I chose orange and I think they fit perfect with the table.   Each one is a slightly different size adding to the rustic feel.

(You can purchase the orange glasses HERE)

How to set a rustic Thanksgiving table

 I also got out my burlap chair slip covers and tied them to each of our chairs (super easy tutorial HERE).  I’m loving the layers of the wood table, kilim runner (I bought on clearance from Pottery Barn a few years ago), the Euonymus and the tissue flower.  Fall Harvest Thanksgiving Table

 For once I am happy that neither my husband or I bothered to trim up our Joseph’s Coat climbing roses this year.  Instead they turned into these beautiful rose hips in yellow, salmon, and coral.  Perfect pops of color against the greenery.  Each napkin has a feather and a leaf laid on top of it.  The leaves have each diners name written on it with a silver paint pen.  Finding good leaves was tricky since most of ours have fallen and been raked up, but the strawberry patch proved helpful once again.  Their fall colors were breathtaking! Rustic Thanksgiving Table


Now I really can’t wait till Thanksgiving!

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