I can’t believe Thanksgiving is so close. Last year we started a tradition at our house that was a huge success. You might want to start the same tradition during your Thanksgiving celebration.
I made a thankful table cloth. It was super easy to make and overall a huge hit. This thankful table cloth can be used year after year. First, I bought a drop cloth and washed and dried it. Then I ironed it.
We used this table cloth for dinner Wednesday night because it is a more casual setting. I wanted to have a casual table and start our own Thanksgiving tradition. It is going to be a thankful table cloth that can be used every year that we celebrate Thanksgiving with the family at our house.
I used our dining room table as my craft table since it is so big. I stretched the drop cloth onto the table and found the center.
Since this will be our thankful table cloth, I decided to stencil “Give Thanks.” I had some stencils on hand from other projects and just used them. I bought brown fabric paint at Michaels.
I left some space in the center so I could add a center piece. Right now I’m using a pitcher filled with wheat.
Next up was the fun part. I purchased some Sharpie permanent markers. I had each person who was visiting with us for Thanksgiving write a message on the cloth about what they were thankful for. They also dated and signed the cloth. It was a hit, and everyone loved the new tradition.
This year we will be spending Thanksgiving in Kentucky so the thankful table cloth remain in a storage bin till next year when we celebrate again together here in Syracuse. I know this cloth will get lots of years of use and many more messages of thanks.
Do you have an special Thanksgiving traditions?