It doesn’t take much to dine in style this Thanksgiving. Let the earth be your inspiration and grab from your garden: fruits, veggies or flowers, survey the ground for fallen pine cones or leaves, or pull wheat or hay from a nearby field or farm. Of course please ask permission before trespassing on another’s property. Use elements you already own, mix-matched ribbons make easy napkin ties, recycled brown paper bags can be filled with luminaries or used for tags or other decorations around the house. My favorite Thanksgiving craft as a kid was the pine cone turkey. Don’t be afraid to be a little different and please send if pictures if you care to share your design with others.
1.-3. Designer Erinn Valencich’s ideas spotted on HGTV.com
4.-6. Martha Stewart’s ideas, marthastewart.com