Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Gratitude {Grooming a heart of thankfulness}

For each new morning with it's light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

DIY Thanksgiving Tablecloth

Thanksgiving is just two weeks away (can you believe it!) but there is still time to make this great personalized Thanksgiving tablecloth.  It is inexpensive and requires no sewing!  And if you are brave enough you could even get the whole family to help you put it together.

I came across this great idea last Fall on Blue Cricket Design's blog.

What you need:
  1. One fabric drop cloth (I bought mine from Lowe's) It already comes hemmed!
  2. Several permanent ink markers (different sizes)  I used large and medium Sharpies 
  3. A can of scotch guard
  4. A "thankful" list
Ask your family members to put together a list of things they are thankful for (as long or short as you'd like).  Iron the drop cloth to get all the wrinkles out.  Lay the drop cloth on the floor.  Armed with your "thankful" list and sharpies start writing on the cloth.  Begin writing on the cloth using different sizes of letters, fonts, and styles.  Trust me this is the fun part!  Keep moving around the perimeter of the cloth keeping in mind people will be reading this while seated at your table. After you are all done filling in the cloth with all the words on your list spray it with scotch guard to help with cleaning in case of any spills.

Enjoy making memories!  This will be a unique, one of a kind, personalized family keepsake you can use again and again every year.