My ideal craft is one that takes an episode of TV to watch. It’s usually something small and charming that brightens up a room or something unique that draws the eye. A big necessity to being a craft blogger with a full-time job is that I can’t spend a lot of time building or constructing things. It has to be something that helps me unwind. I need to be able to partially zone out as I watch TV and get my mind off of the stress of the work day.
I still hope to one day build my own chair, coffee table, kitchen table and/or other piece of large furniture. But right now those types of projects aren’t conducive to my Brooklyn apartment and work schedule.
So instead I create pieces that are on the daintier side, like this small Thanksgiving centerpiece.
DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece
From start to finish, the whole craft took about as long as an episode of New Girl. That show is so good. It cracks me up.
Materials and Tools
- 3″ foam half-sphere
- 2 bunches of plastic flowers, your preference
- wire cutters
- 1 small clay pot (I painted mine with spray paint leftover form this project)
- hot glue gun and hot glue
Step 1: Using the wire cutter, cut the flowers about an inch from the bud.
Step 2: Pierce the flowers into the foam, beginning on the bottom of the half-sphere. Place the flowers close together, making sure the buds cover any visible foam.
Step 3: Plug in the hot glue gun. Once the glue is warm, drag the glue across the rim of the clay pot, creating a complete circle. Then place the half-sphere on top of the glue to fasten it.
You’re all done! Don’t you think a few of these pots would look cute on a Thanksgiving table?
What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Ryan and I are flying to Portland to visit his family. I’m too excited.