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Thanksgiving Centerpiece doubles as Gift Box

Submitted by on November 9, 2010 – 9:45 amOne Comment

Finished productI am one of the co-founders of a networking group called WEBB (Women Engaged in Building Business.) We meet every month and have a great time. Two of my favorite people, Mona and Joy, sponsored the October meeting and went to town with fresh flowers and cool decorations. Mona does photography and event planning and Joy is a floral designer for weddings and other events. You can imagine the beautiful breakfast they put together for our group.

3 boxes together, so colorful!

Well, November it was North Texas Kids turn to sponsor. So Heidi (who runs the NTK office but is a super-duper crafter in her spare time) and I spent our lunch hour one day at Michael’s to see what we could find that was inexpensive, creative and attractive to use as a simple centerpiece for the tables. We loved what we came up with and wanted to share it with you here, because we are always looking for inexpensive teacher, secretary or other gifts around the holidays. While this one is Thanksgiving themed in golds and browns and oranges, you could recreate this box with any color or theme. Michael’s had all kinds of adorable items in their dollar bins. It cost us $7.00 to create each of these boxes. All of the items we used, except for the floral stems were in the dollar bins, even the ribbon. They not only looked adorable on the tables, but we gave them away as door prizes, too!

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What we used:

Recipe box, recipe cards, animal print tissues, note cards, pencil, a journal, ribbon and a few leaves and berries. The only tool I needed was wire cutters to snip the floral stems and a pair of scissors to cut the ribbon.

I told someone yesterday that I am a closet Martha Stewart and love having the time and the challenge of creating home made gifts!

What are some of your home made ideas for Thanksgiving, aside from fabulous food of course!

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