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« on: November 15, 2013 05:27:51 PM »



Decorating for Thanksgiving is something I've never done. Now that we live far off from family and are not really integrated into a group of friends or anything, I feel like making it a little more special than just the meal.  We're on a budget and I have always been frugal, so I didn't want to go out and drop a bunch of dough on a centerpiece.  But I did have these fake "Funkins" from the dollar store that I bought when they first started putting out their Halloween things.



They have that awful seam along their "equator" and are pretty small, so hadn't yet been inspired to make them into a Halloween decoration when I decided to use them for Thanksgiving instead.  And I chose decoupage as a quick and inexpensive way to turn them into something more suitable.



I did a more thorough explanation of my process on my blog, but they are pretty much basic decoupage and "aging" techniques.
http://suddenlytaxidermy.blogspot.com/2013/11/thankful-for-2-centerpiece.html
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013 05:49:36 PM »

You hid the seam very well. I like the new look, classy and elegant.
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013 06:19:58 PM »

You hid the seam very well. I like the new look, classy and elegant.

Thank you. I wanted something simple and rustic-ish since we live in woods, but not "country" per se.  And on that same line I thought I'd not bother trying to be super clever and just wrap a design right over that pesky seam. Easy peasey.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013 04:31:04 AM »

Very pretty! They turned out great.  What kind of paper did you use? I made some and used paper napkins. It was kind of a pain but turned out nice.
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2013 08:11:55 AM »

Very pretty! They turned out great.  What kind of paper did you use? I made some and used paper napkins. It was kind of a pain but turned out nice.

Regular tissue paper for the main body and printer paper for the designs.  I bet the tissue would be a bit more sturdy than napkins for covering big spots. Both come in pretty designs if you're going for that, too!
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2013 05:06:27 PM »

Really pretty, T! Very classic looking in black and white.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2013 05:38:23 PM »

Really pretty, T! Very classic looking in black and white.  Smiley

Thank you, H! (can I call you "H"?)  Wink  I picked up some white ceramic pumpkins for our place settings and thought these would tie in nicely in white.
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013 04:19:51 AM »

Yes ma'am you can. Wink How small are they? Are they small enough to be placecard holders? Maybe put a small line in the stem on top for the paper name.
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2013 10:16:04 AM »

Yes ma'am you can. Wink How small are they? Are they small enough to be placecard holders? Maybe put a small line in the stem on top for the paper name.

They're about 7" in diameter and maybe 6" or so tall, so maybe a bit big for place card holders after you take into account chargers and the width of our table.  Being's that it's just the two of us, maybe assigning places might get me "in trouble" with the ManFlesh.  Teehee!  I think I have an idear for centerpiece-ifying them. Wink
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