Rugged and practical, bandannas seem almost patriotic, so this table runner is fitting for the Fourth of July. Because the edges of the bandanas are already finished, this easy sewing project requires no hemming.
There is so much emphasis placed on planning a Thanksgiving menu that the table setting is sometimes overlooked, but a festive centerpiece is an important element of any holiday meal. Instead of the traditional floral arrangements, consider a simple, elegant arrangement of seasonal produce.
Cake stands, assorted sizes
Assorted fall foliage, such as oak leaves and branches
Assorted fall produce such as gourds, figs, star fruit, and quince
Is it an ornament? A place setting? A take on the English Christmas cracker? This clip-art tree, filled with candy, is all of the above. So plant several around the holiday table this year. After eating the sweets inside, each guest can take one of the paper trees home and hang it on the real thing.