Monday, November 7, 2011

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

While I was bumbling around on Pinterest for centerpieces I found this really elegant picture of a wheat bundle wrapped and slightly twisted and set up as a centerpiece in the middle of a table. Well, I thought....Thanksgiving!! That's perfect. I wish I could show you that picture....I didn't actually *pin* it, I just stored it in my mind. :-) 
I searched everywhere (if everywhere=the Dollar Store) for some wheat. I knew I could probably find some at a greenhouse or at Michaels....but I also knew I wouldn't like the price. At all. So, I brainstormed a bit and thought, HEY!! Actually, it was more like HAY!!. Hay would totally work. 
And, I was right!


Hay isn't just for horses any more my friends.

I collected all kinds of hay tops from a field that had gone by without being fully hayed and I trimmed them and gathered them in a bundle. I used some linen and some burlap material (with a little hot glue) to secure them in place and then I just twisted above and below the fabric in opposite directions. I love it as a center piece. 


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13 comments:

  1. You know....it's Mr. MessyNovember 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    Very sweet Mrs. Messy

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  2. What a great idea! I may have to 'borrow' this idea for my mantel!! I am now your newest follower via Passionately Artistic. I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

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  3. very nice! I used some wheat in a centerpiece today! I love the hay though! Way to improvise!

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  4. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  5. Pretty! You're right...hay does work too! I saw the wheat pic you mentioned and I think yours looks just as nice!

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  6. i love parties and this earthy decor here are perfect :)
    so much fun with this a field items ...!!!! you gave me a great idea for my dinning table:)


    canvas posters

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  7. Beautiful centerpiece...perfect for the fall! Thanks for sharing your lovely wheat creation at the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  8. That is such a pretty fall/harvest centerpiece. I have been looking for something just like that. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

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  9. Very pretty centerpiece!

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  10. So clean and simple! Love it!
    Would LOVE for you to link up to our "Home For The Holidays" link party!

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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  11. That does work. It looks great! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  12. Beautiful, love the height of it! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

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  13. Your centerpiece turned out great!

    Wendy
    www.designedtodwell.blogspot.com

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