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As our Halloween candy stash runs dry and before we’re quite ready to untangle the Christmas lights, it’s time we give Thanksgiving the love it truly deserves.

The team at Springs Creative has put together some fun and easy ways to use burlap and canvas this holiday season that allow you to put your holiday creativity on display. Burlap and canvas’ simple and natural feel can bring your Thanksgiving decor a warm, rustic aesthetic that’s sure to please your guests, even the ones down at the kid’s table. And as important as the Thanksgiving meal is, it’s equally as important to welcome your friends and family with cozy, festive touches.

Utensil holder

Give place settings an extra special look with a printed design

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Hole punch
  • 8 1/2″ x 11″ laminated canvas sheets (1 sheet makes two utensil holders)
  • Ribbon
  • Printer

DIRECTIONS:

*If you’re wanting to print a design on the canvas, you can run the sheet through your at-home printer first or use a stencil

  • Cut out two rectangles from a laminated canvas sheet
  • Cut out two squares from a laminated canvas sheet
  • Line up a square at one end of a rectangle
  • Using your hole puncher, punch eight holes through both pieces along the sides and bottom of the canvas
  • Lace the ribbon through the holes all the way around

Salt and pepper shakers

Add personal mongrammed touches to your Thanksgiving table

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Glass salt and pepper shakers
  • Burlap adhesive tape
  • Adhesive letters
  • String

DIRECTIONS:

  • Wrap each shaker in the adhesive burlap tape
  • Place the adhesive letter on the outside
  • Tie a bow with string

Pillows

Warm up your home with a crafty canvas pillow

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Canvas pillow case
  • Printed geometric house shape
  • Painter’s tape
  • Blowdryer
  • Acrylic paint
  • X-ACTO knife
  • Disappearing ink marker
  • Small-tip paint brush

DIRECTIONS:

  • Steam any wrinkles out of your canvas pillow before getting started
  • Find geometric shape of a house (or any image of your choice) and measure it to fit onto the pillow
  • Trace the shape onto the canvas pillow
  • Add painter’s tape around the shape’s traced edges before painting to have clean lines
  • Paint the inside of the shape
  • Use a blowdryer in between coats of paint
  • Add a second and final coat of paint
  • Print the words you’d on your canvas pillow on two 8.5” x 11” sheets of paper and tape together to line up
  • Use X-ACTO knife to cut out letters
  • Place each word on top of the pillow and carefully trace each letter
  • Once you’re finished tracing, use a small-tip brush to fill in the letters with paint

Flag

Impress your holiday guests before they even step into your home with a touch of personalization on an outdoor burlap flag

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 8 1/2″ x 11″ laminated burlap sheet
  • Burlap adhesive tape
  • Printer

DIRECTIONS:

  • Print your design on the center of the laminated burlap sheet
  • Use the adhesive burlap tape to add boarders
  • Use the adhesive burlap tape to make two handles at the top

Mason jars

Use these crafty jars to greet your guests at the door or perhaps spell out something sweet on the dessert table

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Burlap adhesive letters
  • Mason jars
  • Items to fill the jar

DIRECTIONS:

  • Apply the burlap adhesive letters to the jar
  • Fill the jars with seasonal items, tealight candles or string lights