• DIY Balsa Wood Pumpkin Placemats

    DIY pumpkin placemats

    I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week. Between Halloween and the election, it’s totally crept up on me! What are you doing? Are you traveling or staying home? Are you hosting? We have family right here in town so we don’t need to go far to celebrate. I’ve started really loving to entertain, but one thing I always space on is the placemats. I don’t really have a good set, and it’s the last thing I think of for some reason. So today I thought I’d get a head start and make my own pumpkin placemats from balsa wood. It was such a cinch! Here’s how to make them yourself…

    DIY PUMPKIN PLACEMATS

    Supplies: Balsa wood, scrap paper, scissors, pencil

    DIY PUMPKIN PLACEMATS

    Step 1: Use the scrap paper to cut the outline of a pumpkin a bit larger than your dinner plate. Cut out as a template.

    DIY PUMPKIN PLACEMATS

    Step 2: Use the template to cut out pumpkin shapes from the balsa wood for your Thanksgiving table.

    DIY pumpkin placemats

     

    DIY pumpkin placemats

    DIY pumpkin placemats

    DIY pumpkin placemats

    Photography by Liz Stanley and Stephanie Gardner. Styling assistance by Ashley Aikele. Dinnerware and linens from Elsie Green (my favorite spot for vintage French finds) in the bay area. 

  • 2 comments

    1. Kelly Rowe said… November 19, 2016 11:06 am

      This is GENIUS! Sharing on FB and Pinning. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! xo

    2. bethany said… November 18, 2016 9:30 am

      balsa wood pumpkins- so cute!!

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