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Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas & a Giveaway {winners!}

Welcome to a very special Thanksgiving post!  

The Ribbonistas and I were brainstorming on some projects for the upcoming holidays & we came up with a fun tablescape collaboration.  The team collected the photos shown below for color inspiration:

Thanksgiving Tablescape - Color Inspirations

Thanksgiving Tablescape - Color Inspirations

Thanksgiving Tablescape - Color Inspirations

Thanksgiving Tablescape - Color Inspirations

Afterwards, each designer was assigned a different aspect to the tablescape – table runner, napkin rings, centerpiece, etc.  Here is what we came up with! 

 

But first, the giveaway!  Because there always has to be a giveaway, no?

Ribbon Rack

Two prizes of 2 spools eachwinners choice!  What do you have to do to enter to win?   Simple!  Just post a comment right here.  🙂

 

And now for some Thanksgiving inspiration.

Gini Williams Cagle – Centerpiece:

Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea - Ribbon Decorated Pumpkin Centerpiece

Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea - Ribbon Decorated Pumpkin Centerpiece

I’ve had a paper mache pumpkin sitting on my shelves for quite some time, and decided now was the perfect opportunity to spice it up.  I began by spray painting the base orange.  Next, I layered printed tissue paper over the entire pumpkin – adding some gold mist when I finished.  The 5″ May Arts Tulle is perfect for wrapping around larger items – and I just used a couple of strips of it (in orange), and tied a festive bow with some of my favorite purple and gold ribbons.  I added some flowers streaming down from the stem, and used the May Arts gold leaves for the “greenery”.  The best thing about this centerpiece, is that I can use it year after year!

 

Jennifer Davey – Table Runner:

Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas - Burlap Table Runner

Burlap is the prefect backdrop to showcase May Arts silk and crochet ribbons. This burlap table runner features frayed edges and woven ribbon through crochet ribbon for the fabulous pop of color on your holiday table. This can be a simple beginner sewing project or can be accomplished with the right adhesive.

Come on over to my blog and get the details for making your holiday runner!

 

Karen Hanson – Place Cards:

Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea - Place Cards with Chocolate Bar Treat

One of my favorite things to do as a name card on a table setting is to include a little treat or gift for the guest to take home.  For Thanksgiving, I thought it would be really fun to take use a chocolate bar wrap designed to look like a turkey, add a name, and use it for a fun place setting.  These are incredibly easy to create – simply take your favorite bar, and wrap a piece of cardstock around and decorate!  I used both the 1.5″ RR28 wired polka dot ribbon and the 3/4″ chevron twill ribbon to create the textured tail, and then had a bit of fun using the 1″ faux suede leaves for his wings (which I have to say were a hit with my two little gals – “so soft mommy”).  Being Canadian, I was able to give these away back in October and they were a huge hit!  While I am sure the ribbon was a big part of it, I think the chocolate bar might have played a roll too!  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Lalo IK – Menu:

Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea - Burlap Backed Menu with a Take Home Recipe Card

Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea - Burlap Backed Menu with a Take Home Recipe Card

When planning Thanksgivings dinner there are so many things to think about.  Cooking and baking, decorating, where’s everyone sitting, all very important.  But what makes a dinner party special (besides being surrounded by love ones) are all the little details.  Details like how you present the menu.  My part of the tablescape is the menu and here is a simple and elegant way to make it special. 

Just print out your menu and back it on a burlap piece.  Make a belly band with different fibers to hold it together. Here I used May Arts stretchy lace, gold leaves and baker’s twine.  I also added a little recipe card of something off the menu for guest to take home.  There you have an easy and elegant way to make Thanksgivings dinner extra special.

 

Mary Brockway – Candles:

Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea - Mason Jar Candle holders

I ALWAYS love a more homespun feel to my table, so for the candles, I’ve decorated a few canning jars in varying sizes.  Burlap Wired Ribbon in a few colors layered together with Fall leaves and handmade ribbon flowers created using May Arts amazing Silk Ribbon, and we have a pretty little set of candle holders!  Just add a bit of sand in the bottom for safely burning your candles or pick up a few of the flame-less variety like I plan to do.

Click here for more details on this project!

 

Tracy McLennon – Napkin Rings:

Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea - Easy DIY Napkin Rings

Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea - Easy DIY Napkin Rings

Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea - Easy DIY Napkin Rings

I created my napkin rings, starting with a toilet paper roll and by just simply covering them and accenting them with stunning ribbon…you make ordinary into extraordinary!

Click here for details on this project!

 

Don’t forget to post your comments to enter to win some ribbon of your own!  I will announce the winners right here on Monday, November 10th. 

 

 TRL


 

Winners! 

 

We have some winners:

 

 Amy C.
I’m always inspired by your wonderful blog! My favorites are the turkey treat boxes and the mason jars.
sherry butcher
Wow Gini’s centerpiece is great in those pretty fall colors , Jennifer’s table runner is awesome , Karen’s placecards are sweet, Lalo’s menu is lovely , Mary’s candles and Tracy’s napkin rings are wonderful with the pretty embellishments. What a table that would be all together! TFS.

 

Congratulations, ladies!  Email me at [email protected] with your shipping address to claim your prize!

**all winners have 2 weeks to claim their prize**

 **when emailing, please note which giveaway/prize you are claiming**

 

  1. Katie B.

    I love the dinner menu and components. What a neat idea to use the vine ribbon as an embellishment like that. Also love the mason candle jars. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  2. barb macaskill

    So many great ideas to create! I love the menu and the table runner the most! TFS!

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  3. Ava Gavloski

    thanks for sharing beautiful projects from the team that showcase so many creative options with May arts ribbon

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  4. TracyM #6773

    CONGRATULATIONS Amy and Sherry!!!
    🙂 🙂

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  5. Sharon Gullikson

    The table runner is really pretty, but I think that they turkey idea is my favorite. I’m a kid at heart for sure.

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  6. Brian Poteraj

    Love the turkeys!!!!

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  7. {vicki}

    I love those Turkeys!

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  8. Nikki C

    Love all your projects those mason jars are adorable thank you for sharing these 🙂

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  9. Lucy E.

    What lovely dinner themed projects! From the centerpiece pumpkin and candles, to the name place cards, to the burlap table runner-these are all do able projects that would make any table more welcoming.

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  10. Nichole Anne

    What a dream! All of these are ideas are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win. (^_^)v

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  11. steph

    what an amazing collection of awesomeness. Love them all.

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  12. Jackie S

    Incredible projects. Especially like the napkin holders. Such a clever way to use those rolls that we all have lying around

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  13. Sheryl Weissman

    Where have you been my whole scrapping life? This is my first time @ your blog — and I can assure you that it won’t e my last! Love all of these super creative designs — but I must confess that “Tom Turkey” is the bird of my dreams. My grandchildren are going to love
    him…

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  14. Leslie Nikulka

    I love the projects. My favourite is the mason jar candles. Thank you May Arts Ribbon for a chance to win.

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  15. Liz O

    Oh my! All projects are stunning, my favorite are the table runner, napping rings and menu! I have not visited in a while, but I am sure glad I did today, thanks for all you do and share!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  16. sherry butcher

    Wow Gini’s centerpiece is great in those pretty fall colors , Jennifer’s table runner is awesome , Karen’s placecards are sweet, Lalo’s menu is lovely , Mary’s candles and Tracy’s napkin rings are wonderful with the pretty embellishments. What a table that would be all together! TFS.

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  17. stamping sue

    wonderful projects. I do like the covered candle jars and turkey place cards.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  18. Kathleen Spaeth

    What very lovely colors! What very creative Thanksgiving ideas Ladies. I just Love the Place Cards, the Napkin Rings, the Candle Holders, and the Table Runner. It is no nice to see all the varieties of May Arts Ribbons showcased in such interesting, and not to difficult to duplicate, projects. Bravo! Gobble, Gobble!!

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  19. Marilyn H

    Beautiful projects made with beautiful ribbon.

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  20. Gaynol MacMillan

    Awesome creations!! Love May Arts ribbon! Keep creating…

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  21. Jeanne Kelly

    Gorgeous! Lave yhe table runner!

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  22. Jean marmo

    Such wonder ideas! Your ribbons are perfect for them.

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  23. nicole

    love ribbon

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  24. sue gibson

    i love the turkey!!!

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  25. Debbie Siddle

    We don’t have thanksgiving, but thank you for a chance to win a lovely prize.

    Reply
  26. Linda Chidster

    New to Mays Art Ribbon!
    Thanks for the Opportunity to WIN!!!

    Reply
  27. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

    What wonderful projects!

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  28. Marie Otake

    I am loving all these ideas!!! Makes me want to get out the ribbon and glue gun!!

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  29. Carla Hundley

    Love the owl name
    place cards! Too cute!!
    Carla from Utah

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  30. Dorina D

    WOW! Stunning! Fabulous! Amazing! not enough words to describe the projects. That pumpkin was the perfect centerpiece and the table runner was adorable along with those gorgeous mason jar lights. I don’t know if I can make that fancy of a dinner menu, but what a fun way to share what your having along with the beautiful napkin rings. These will work for my table, if the DT’s willing share. Hmmmmmmmmm. Maybe it’s a good thing my brother-in-law is hosting dinner and I only have to make the dinner rolls and put them in a fancy basket for his dinner table.

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  31. Diana Haines

    Thank you for all the inspiration. Some of these ideas could be done in different colors for other holidays.

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  32. TracyM #6773

    BEAUTIFUL inspiration and ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS projects to make a wonderful ribbon-filled Thanksgiving table!!!
    LOVE the pretty purples and oranges, LOVE the different textures too!!!
    … it’s moments like these that you wish everyone could gather together, share a meal and share cool creative tales too!!!

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  33. Robin B.

    Wow, all of these projects are gorgeous! I love the plum and orange together.

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  34. LaVerne Mulvey

    Thanks for the beautiful design ideas. Love the colors. Definitely colors I’ll be using. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful ribbon.

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  35. Denise Bryant

    Beautiful fall projects! Thanks for sharing the ideas with us!
    Gini’s centerpiece is gorgeous with those pretty fall colors and the textures! Jennifer’s table runner is awesome (love burlap!). Karen’s placecards are adorable! Lalo’s menu presentation is lovely (my favorite leaves ribbon!). Mary’s candles and Tracy’s napkin rings are beautiful with the pretty embellishments!

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  36. Ashley

    I love Jennifer Davey and all of her many creations. I would love some free ribbon. Just sayin’. 🙂

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  37. April Lopez

    love these ideas. So simple yet elegant.

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  38. Sue Kracker

    Beautiful projects and beautiful ribbons.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  39. Rhonda Strickland

    Love, Love this inspiration!! Thanks for the chance to win. :o)

    Reply
  40. Taresa Reynolds

    I love May Arts ribbon!

    Reply
  41. Pam

    Gorgeous projects! I love my May Arts ribbon!

    Reply
  42. Susan Lawrence

    I just love the Blog! Such beautiful inspirations!

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  43. Sue D

    What beautiful creations. My favorite is the cute turkey place cards.

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  44. Linda Lackey

    Recenly discovered May Arts and LOVE these ribbons

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  45. Melissa W.

    Beautiful projects! I am so in love with the little owls!

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  46. Danielle Lessing

    Love me some ribbon! Thank you for a chance to win some!

    Reply
  47. Kim Klinkovsky-My Kraft Kloset

    Gorgeous projects and gorgeous ribbon! Love the ideas! Thanks!

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  48. Mary

    Gorgeous ribbons and wonderful projects!

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  49. Amy C.

    I’m always inspired by your wonderful blog! My favorites are the turkey treat boxes and the mason jars.

    Reply
  50. Wendy Leirmo

    Love your ribbon, I always putting it in my creations

    Reply

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