Fresh Ideas for the New Year
Crafts Store Centerpiece
Before you spend time (and fuel) driving all over town for decorations, make a quick trip to the crafts store and create a festive Thanksgiving centerpiece.
Set the tone for your Thanksgiving feast with the glow of soft candlelight. Using glass vases as faux hurricanes, fill the bottom of each with nature-inspired accents. Here, we used raffia* (cut into 2-inch strips) and river rocks. Other festive options include colored glass stones or even candy corn.
Tip: To avoid competing aromas at the table, be sure to choose unscented candles for your centerpiece.
*When using raffia, make sure it is flattened in the bottom of the vase so that it doesn't catch fire. And to avoid any accidents, always be in the room when candles are lit.