Because I’m a part of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creators and Influencer’s Network, I got the challenge of DIY-ing a fun Thanksgiving centerpiece.
This is right up The Happy Home’s alley, given the fact that our kitchen is a complete DIY. We built our farm table, actually!
We’re not particularly fussy people, so we wanted to DIY a rustic and simple centerpiece for our table.
We went to Lowe’s and picked up some great supplies:
A piece of decorative molding with a basket weave pattern…
Which we cut down to lengths appropriate for our table with 45* angles. The short ends are 8″ and the long ends are 36″. The 8 foot piece of molding was pricey at $30, and a full 1/3 of my $100 budget*.
When building a box like this, make sure that your 45* angles all point “in” toward the center of your box.
I attached the mitered ends to a piece of 8″ pine that I had laying around my garage from previous projects. The sides are attached with some small nails.
Then, I used some Valspar Brilliant Metals paint in Crystallized Ginger to paint the box. It’s a two-step process, with a base coat of paint in Harvest Gold, then a top coat of the pearlescent Crystallized Ginger top coat. I bought each in a quart size for about $9 each.
On lightly primed wood, the color comes out like this:
It’s a light, natural color with a very subtle shimmer. Absolutely gorgeous.
I also bought some filler for the rustic display– a giant bag of bird seed. Then, I also sank some flameless candles into the seed.
I’m really excited that once it’s time to put away our centerpiece, we can toss the bird seed filler into the yard and feed the cute little sparrows that live in the bush next to our kitchen window. Thanksgiving feasts for all!
But the table was looking a bit empty, so I also picked up an $8 roll of thin cork from Lowe’s to make placemats. We actually don’t own any placemats, so it was nice to add the extra detail to the table!
This was so easy to do! The cork was super thin, so I could just cut it with scissors to the size I needed. These place mats are 12″x16″, and fit our Ikea dinner plates nicely!
I also picked up a $4 roll of gold ribbon from Lowe’s to add a bit of sparkle to the table. Every detail helps!
So many thanks to Lowe’s for the opportunity to make this awesome Thanksgiving centerpiece! I’ve never made one before, and it was a really fun experience.
*Lowe’s supplied me with a $100 gift card for supplies for this project