Hello and happy almost-Thanksgiving to our U.S. readers!
Between Halloween and Christmas, Thanksgiving gets a bit of the short shrift when it comes to decorations. But we have a console table in our hallway that, if left unadorned, becomes the landing zone for mail, shopping bags, and anything else attracted to clean, flat surfaces. So this year the console table gets its own centerpiece for Thanksgiving.
I started with a couple pieces of styrofoam left over from some bookcases we ordered (yay, upcycling!) and fused them together with Helmar Foam Glue.
Because this glue takes a little time to bond the bits of foam together (1 hour to hold, 24 hours to cure) the bottle suggests stabilizing with toothpicks until it sets. This was a great idea, since it let me move onto wrapping the entire structure with burlap ribbon without waiting for everything to set. And with a bulky ribbon like burlap, I found it helpful to apply a layer of the Foam Glue, add the burlap, and then spread around another layer of glue over the burlap to help it all meld together. Then I left it for the night.
Once everything was set, I started adding the autumn sprays and elements I'd put together. The items on picks slid right in through the burlap and layers of foam and then I attached the free elements with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive .
It was coming together, but it needed a few more touches.
I gathered two scraps of lace and a bit of woodgrain punchinella into a half-rosette and attached it to the front of the mini farm stand I'd created. Some tri-colored fiber finished the front off nicely.
Finally, what market would be complete without some sort of signate, right? This one is made out of ouchless cardboard and decorated with some stickers and washi tape.
I have so much that I'm thankful for, this little decoration serves to remind me to concentrate on that over anything else.
Wishing you creative days,