Now that we’re officially in November, I can properly devote all my attention to the next holiday on the horizon: Thanksgiving. Yep, I’m one of those purists who doesn’t want to see cauldrons bubbling in July, turkeys gobbling in September or Christmas lights twinkling in November. I just want to celebrate each holiday as it comes and enjoy the festivities that surround each one. So, back to Thanksgiving.
I often feel Thanksgiving gets overlooked. It’s sandwiched between two really big holidays that are highly publicized and demand a lot of fuss. Don’t get me wrong, I love fuss (I think all paper crafters do), but it’s nice to have a little breather, and Thanksgiving is that for me. The delicious food aside, I love coming together as friends and family and acknowledging the many blessings we have in our lives.
One of my favorite sections from our September/October 2012 issue is the Natural Elements feature. Burlap, canvas, and cork, oh my! These natural elements are the perfect tie-in to Thanksgiving, as evident by these festive projects:
Natural Flower Gift Bag by Emily Branch:
Grateful Mini Book by Tami Bayer:
Fall Flowers Place Setting by Judy Hayes:
I can also see Judy’s napkin ring modified into a fun bread wrap. And I know just the bread to make and wrap – Pumpkin Nut Bread. If you love pumpkin and nuts, this is a delicious combination!
And here’s to another delicious combination: natural elements and Thanksgiving. Why not incorporate burlap, canvas, cork, and more into your holiday crafting plans? And if you get a little fussy, that’s okay!
Thankful for nature, family, and friends!