I cannot believe how fast Thanksgiving snuck up on me.
I confess. I did not even get any of my fall decorations out.
I might as well just zip on into the Christmas stuff. But not until we get back home.
Right now I’m working on place cards for Thanksgiving.
And if you need a last minute idea, then this is for you.
We just cut down a little sapling from the backyard. A thick branch would work too.
Then we chopped it up into little chucks with the chop saw. And by we, I mean he.
And then HE used the Dremel tool to make little slits.
All he had was a metal cutting disc but I’d recommend one for wood.
It took a bit of effort which isn't really safe.
I printed out the cards on some olive green card stock. I downloaded a brush set from Shadowhouse Creations that had a variety of tree silhouettes. Easy peasy. Except for a little printer glitch. There is always a glitch it seems.
Those of you that have been around here for awhile might remember me mentioning our big Thanksgiving feast that we have at my sister’s house in Jacksonville.
We’re down to 24 this year.
We like to eat outside under her big old oak trees. But Thanksgiving 2011 was too windy.
We had to move it indoors and the table overflowed with kids in the kitchen!
I think we were over 30 last year.
Here is what it looked like outside for Thanksgiving 2010.
And then back in 2009 we were able to set up outside as well.
Place cards can be really simple to do. They have to be when you make so many!
I hope we can be back under the oaks this year.
I’ll let you know if the weather holds out!
What are your Thanksgiving plans this year?
Will it be big and loud or small and quiet?
And come back later this week. Skyland Drive has something to share with you all!
Think Black Friday or Cyber Monday.