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 It’s coming….and it comes faster each year.  The HOLIDAYS!   Let’s discuss this for a minute…you just planned yesterday’s Halloween party (that was a mighty fine shin-dig) and think you are good from party planning for another year.

You get to bask in the fall sun, kick up your feet for a bit and eat pumpkin chocolate chip cookies until nap time…sure.  Let’s dream.

Well, we all know how that works.  Because you are so good at party planning you get volunteered to do the next party which includes one little extra thing…Thanksgiving dinner!

Money is tight because you just spent it in making a ton of cookies.  Yes, it’s well worth the cost of pumpkin and chocolate chips, but a Thanksgiving dinner is next on the plan and you need to make the decor for super de-duper cheap.

functional centerpiece

Remember that little thing that you have or your friend has?  The silhouette?  I’ll tell ya what…it’ll save your budget this year as you create and fancify up the holiday season.

So lets get on with this functional thanksgiving center piece that can be created for just a few bucks, but that is fast and easy so you can get back to  your cookies!

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Okie dokie…grab those canning jars that have been sitting on your top shelf getting dusty.  You’ll need some vinyl (make sure to check out vinyloutlet.net.  They have great prices!), backing paper and jute ribbon.

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The designs we found in the silhouette shop.  Cut out your shapes.

functional centerpiece

And put the transfer paper over the top.  Big fan of transfer paper.  It makes vinyl application so SO much easier.  Blue painters tape will also do the trick if the print is small.  Note***  You won’t be able to see through the painters tape like you will the transfer paper.

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Slice and dice to make this job easy.

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Apply to the back of the mason jars…as the front may have the brand name on it.

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Remove the transfer paper.


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Grab your jute ribbon…you can buy it by the roll or cut it up yourself.

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Tie a knot.

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Tie 3 knots.

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Display in a super cute chicken wire basket that you may possibly have around.  If not, just display on the table.

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Complete.  Simple and created for under a few dollars.  Loving it.

functional centerpiece

 

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  1. October 29th, 2012 at 9:18 am
    Missy says:
    I love mason jars - what a fun way to use them! Great idea..and so simple!
  2. October 29th, 2012 at 10:45 am
    Stephanie says:
    I just LOVE these. Now to put the silhouette on my Christmas list :-)
  3. October 31st, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    Erin says:
    I did this for a potluck with plastic utensils and wrapped a ribbon that matched my tablecloth around each jar. Love the vinyl addition though - I'll have to update them for next party :)
  4. November 1st, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    Peg Niland says:
    I joined awhile ago but am not able to get your free printables. I know I must have a password but do not remember what it is. Could we start over? Thank you, Peg Niland
  5. November 1st, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    Tanya says:
    That is way cute! I just bought the Cameo and I'm loving it...Thanks for the info on the vinyl. I need to get more. Still learning how to use it. Now they come out with the portrait. Guess I should have waited alittle longer.
    Anyway, your ideas are always GREAT!!! Thanks for sharing
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