Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hey Turkey

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I thought I could add some simple, inexpensive, easy-to-do Turkey Day decor.

I'm typically one of those people who jumps straight from Halloween to Christmas, in terms of planning and decorating.

While Thanksgiving is actually my favorite holiday, I hadn't really decorated around our house to celebrate the occasion.

Back in the spring, I came across this gem in the thrift store for $0.99 in hopes of somehow using it this fall.

My husband is a big fan of root beer and often drinks this kind.

I asked if he could hold back 6 of the bottles from the recycle bin when he was done drinking.

I peeled the labels off and soaked the bottles in hot, soapy water and scraped off the remainder of the sticky goo before running them through the dishwasher.

It's not very noticeable, but I saw the date stamps were still on the bottles.  After they were done in the dishwasher, I realized I could just scrape the dates off with my nails.

I grabbed some orange letter stickers from Hobby Lobby.

Then placed the letters 'T', 'H', 'A', 'N', 'K', 'S' on each individual bottle.  

What was nice about these particular Sprecher bottles was that they have a slight grooved line that runs around the top of the bottle, which helped me guide where to place the letters.

Then I used the same stickers to make mini burlap bunting that reads 'GIVE'.

I pulled out a string of jute and used mini clothes pins to attach the bunting flags.

Using tape to make it stick, I strung the 'GIVE' bunting across the mirror above our mantle.

I lined up the the bottles directly underneath the mirror to spell out 'THANKS' and placed a couple of pieces of wheat that I pulled from the thrift store find into each bottle.

You can always grab some wheat at your local grocery store, craft center, or good ol' mother nature.

I got that cute fall print here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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