For those of you who start thinking about your holiday decor months in advance (not me), I'm going to share three Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas that I came up with for AOL's Kitchen Daily. Yes, while the rest of you were vacationing in July, I was running around my yard like a crazy person photographing table settings. I often wonder what exactly my neighbors think I'm up to, dining table in the back yard, me teetering from a step stool taking pictures.
I'm sharing this project first because I think it has so much potential for festive fall decor. Besides being used to decorate a table, it would be pretty on a mantle, pinned to a wreath form (like this project from Twig and Thistle); I even think the leaves would be beautiful lining a gift box.
I've never seen this process used before-- I've ironed quilting cottons to kraft paper (read: Whole Foods bags), and I really like the results. It seems like it could have so many applications, and for once you can be glad you forgot to bring you reusable bags to the grocery store.
Because this craft involves so much ironing, I think kids are best left out of it (although some older kids could probably cut out the leaf shapes). The next two projects allow for more kid involvement.
You can find full details for this project including resources right here.