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…
Supplies: Balsa wood, scrap paper, scissors, pencil
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.
Step 2: Use the template to cut out pumpkin shapes from the balsa wood for your Thanksgiving table.
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.
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband, son, and baby girl. This lifestyle site is a collection of pretty, creative, and budget-friendly ideas to Say Yes to a more crafty, stylish, and family-focused life. MORE >>>
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