Rustic Thanksgiving Vignette

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Rustic Thanksgiving Vignette

Create a rustic Thanksgiving vignette using thrifted finds and items from nature.

I’m happy to have teamed up with Corey of Tiny Sidekick and Jamie from So Much Better with Age, to bring you 3 Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas!

Rustic Thanksgiving Vignette

I put together a rustic Thanksgiving vignette and created a “Give Thanks” Banner out of extra wood slices we had lying around from our save the date project.

Everything  I used we already had on hand, aside from the tiger pumpkins, squash, and dried wheat {purchased at Publix}. Eric picked up some pine cones while out taking our dog, Bailey, for a walk. Overall, I spent about $10 putting this together. In fact, a lot of the items were used at our wedding reception a couple weeks ago :)

Create a rustic Thanksgiving vignette using thrifted finds and items from nature.

Although I think the word “give” would have looked better on larger wood slices, I wanted to use what I already had on hand.

The Evolution of my Thanksgiving Vignette:

I originally planned to use twine for the “Give Thanks” banner, but sadly my twine was still packed away in a random wedding box and I couldn’t find it anywhere! I somehow managed to come across a random piece, which I used for the “thanks” banner, but wound up using some wire for “give”.

After several failed attempts at drawing a pumpkin or turkey on my chalkboard, I decided to go with our monogram instead.

Create a rustic Thanksgiving vignette using thrifted finds and items from nature.

I really liked the way the first vignette turned out, but I later decided to attempt drawing a pumpkin on the chalkboard once again. If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen this:

Create a rustic Thanksgiving vignette using thrifted finds and items from nature.

It sorta looks like a pumpkin mixed with a garlic or onion, haha. I’ll just tell myself it’s because my model was a mini pumpkin, lol.  I thought it was okay, but that pumpkin drawing made it feel a little too….pumpkin-y.

Create a rustic Thanksgiving vignette using thrifted finds and items from nature. So this time I decided to skip the freehand drawing and go with the transfer technique I did here. I basically printed out a silhouette of a turkey, rubbed chalk all over the back of the piece of paper, then turned the paper back over, placed it on the chalkboard and traced over it with a color pencil.

There was only one problem. My turkey looked like it was missing its head when I looked straight at it. May be a little more literal than what I was going for. Oops.

Create a rustic Thanksgiving vignette using thrifted finds and items from nature.

Although it was okay from the side view:

Create a rustic Thanksgiving vignette using thrifted finds and items from nature.

That’s when my sister-in-law told me to reverse the turkey. DUH, why didn’t I think of that? Haha. So I reversed the turkey silhouette and did my image transfer onto the chalkboard one more time. So here is my 4th, and final Rustic Thanksgiving vignette!

Create a rustic Thanksgiving vignette using thrifted finds and items from nature.

Create a rustic Thanksgiving vignette using thrifted finds and items from nature.

 I just love that turkey, don’t you? It definitely gives it more of a Thanksgiving vibe.

So what do you think?

Don’t forget to check out these additional Thanksgiving decorating ideas:Create a rustic Thanksgiving vignette using thrifted finds and items from nature.

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