One of my favorite holidays is in a few days – Thanksgiving! And with it come the joys of family, food, and reflecting on the blessings of the past year.
No doubt cooking up protein, cranberries and dressing is a top focus – but what about some eco-friendly tableÂ dressing?! To get you thinking about how you’ll be jazzing up your Thanksgiving spread this year I’ve included an easy tutorial on making lanterns out of gourds as well as several Eco Etsy Team shopping suggestions below.
Ingredients: Variety of gourds, seed scooper (or spoon), rubber band, carving tools, yarn
1) Make an incision all around the base of the gourd’s stem, removing it completely, and set aside.
And that’s it! A quick, easy, and biodegradable way to fancy up your dining room for Thanksgiving day. Since you’re using yarn for the gourd’s suspension, be sure to use solar power lights so that your yarn does not catch fire from a tealight. After inserting your light, pop the stem back on for a completed look. You can also forego the string altogether and use the lanterns straight on the table!
How do you plan on making your table festive this year? Will you be creating anything by hand? Share your ideas below!
To get you thinking, here are some great pieces straight from the Eco Etsy Team: