Branching out for Fall

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I am excited to be involved in the decor for a Thanksgiving dinner at our church’s food bank this weekend. I’ve been working away to create something beautiful, and inexpensive and have come up with these fall branch centrepieces. I love all the beautiful subdued autumn colours.

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I used my Cricut Expressions to create the leaves. After finally figuring out how to use the Cricut design software to isolate the oak leaf on the “Straight out of the Nest” cartridge, downloading upgrades, buying a new mat, buying a new blade, and getting close to shedding a few tears, I finally got 70 leaves cut out! I do love how they came out, especially the ones I made out of book pages, and brown craft paper.

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After the leaves were all cut out, I hot glued them to some branches, and added a few acorns we’d collected.

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I used inexpensive glass vases from Dollarama, and filled the vases with yellow lentils to add weight, colour and interest.

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I really like the result, and that the food bank can use these other years, if they choose to. I can’t wait to show you how the whole table comes together, and on a budget too! Happy almost Thanksgiving everyone.

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This post is linked up at Somewhat Simple, Between U and Me, Whipperberry, Tatertots and Jello, and Blue Cricket Design.

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