Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Patches of Pink Link Up Time - Fall

Hi Everyone!

Today is Link -up time over at Patches of Pink. The theme this month is fall, perfect timing since it’s just a few weeks away.  Although you couldn’t tell by the weather we are having here near the beaches.  I decided to create a project that we could use for the Thanksgiving table.  There is one thing you can count on in my family is a perfectly decorated table, my Aunties have amazing centerpieces! I'm still working on mine, the picture shows a peek of mine with my fall decor and my zebra runner(hee-hee). I came up with “Pumpkin place cards” These were so simple and can be done as simply or as ornate as you would like.  I saw the idea using fabric in a sewing magazine. Being that our family Thanksgiving is well over 40 people, I needed something simple.  It was so simple, I may even do a little something different for the kids table.  I know my fellow DT members have created some amazing projects so please stop over and take a look at the FABULOUS DT projects and link up yours too. Hope everyone has a great day!

I used a 2.5" scallop punch to create the pumpkin base. I cut 8 scallops and folded in half and adhered to each other. Before you adhere all shapes decide where your center is and add your stem and leaves. 

I cut a leaf from doodlecharms and the stem is just cut with decorative scissors. I used a pencil to curl 2 strips of green paper and tied with kitchen twine. 

I inked all the edges with Tim Holtz Antique linen and used my white pen to add the name. You may need a bigger leaf for longer names as I cut the leaf at 1" and it was a little small.

Thank you for stopping by and please link up your fall project at Patches of Pink. 



Sherrie K. said...

Oh my goodness, this is cute!! I will defiantly need to try making one of these. So cute Shelly!!
Sherrie K

Jalisa said...

These place settings are SO ADORABLE!!! I may try my hand in making them this year for our Thanksgiving table!!

Faith Abigail Designs said...

This is so precious! I've been looking for some good Fall table decorations and these would be perfect! I may have to try them out myself. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

Shelly, this is so AWESOME! What a great idea! I am definitely going to have to scraplift this!! I just love them!! Thanks for the inspiration :D


Rachel said...

i LOVE this it is adorable, amazing, chic, and sophisticated! What a great idea, thank you so much! And thanks for stopping by my blog, it's great to have new faces :)

-rachel w k