I am so excited for Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend! We have decided to stay in town and are going to attend a potluck with some friends! I always like to bring a host gift! It is the least I do for someone who is opening up their home and usually stuck with a bit of clean up!
Being a frugalista I am not one to go out and buy expensive flowers. I had some time yesterday, the sun was shining, so I took a walk around my neighborhood to find some items that would create a Thanksgiving centerpiece! It was so much fun to try and forage for items, and the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday. Plus I get to create a gift that was free!
TOOLS: I used only scissors and a hot glue gun.
STEP 1: Start with the base, in my case I found a great piece of driftwood!
STEP 2: Add your first layer! I foraged some moss that was falling off a rock. I cut it into 2 pieces to create the illusion of one large piece of moss.
STEP 3: Get out that glue gun and start gluing!
STEP 4: Start adding some other elements, and color! I took the little berry bushel I had found and cut off smaller pieces.
STEP 5: Plan out where the items will be placed. I always test out my placement first before using the glue gun! Once you are happy with your layout, start gluing!
STEP 6: Finishing touches. I made sure to turn the piece around so I wasn’t focusing on one side, since it will be displayed down the center! Fill in the gaps, use extra foraged items. I ended up only using a few leaves because I really liked the simple look.
STEP 7: Voila! Admire your masterpiece!
Up next I will do a simple tablescape to show how you can allow your DIY Found and Foraged Centerpiece to pop!
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