DIY: Thanksgiving Place Settings

Earth Fare recently opened up a new location in Fort Mill, SC, conveniently just across the border on 160 for those who live in the Steele Creek area, and we have enjoyed shopping there.  Maybe just a tad too much as we are there about every 3-4 days  for some sort of grocery run.  Well, all these trips have resulted in a pile of brown bags, which I love that they use them instead of adding more to the plastic waste.  The brown bags are very sturdy and perfectly reusable as they are, but I’ve also reused them for many other things.  On this DIY post, I’m going to show you a few simple ways to turn these brown bags as part of your thanksgiving decor–just in time for that thanksgiving meal!

*Bonus: Check out our Instagram to find out how you can win an Earth Fare gift card just in time to buy your Thanksgiving groceries!*

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No need to buy kraft paper rolls, these brown bags are the perfect medium for your next DIY project.  With just a little imagination, you can turn these bags into a place mat, a seating card, a thank you note, or even a bunting decor!

If you planted outdoor herbs this summer and they are still alive or you have some leftover from your meal preparation, grab a few sprigs of them and include them in your place setting.  You can also get creative and explore your yard for those perfect fall leaves or acorns–if you’ve got little kids, this could be a fun way that they could get involved in the Thanksgiving prep.  (Bonus if the task of exploring the yard tires them out and they can take a nap prior to all of the festivities!)

Here are some ways that you can turn those grocery paper bags into place settings for your Thanksgiving spread:

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These are actually the handles that I carefully took off the brown bags!  With just a few sprigs of rosemary from our yard and a small piece of twine, they’re the perfect touch for a simple napkin holder.

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You can also make a quick string decor to go over your mantel/fireplace.  If you will have a buffet style spread, this bunting could go around the table as well!

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Hopefully, this post gives you some ideas of how to keep things simple yet still very festive for your Thanksgiving dinner.  And since you made it through this post, after you check out our Instagram page, earn another entry to our Earth Fare giveaway by subscribing to our blog!  We promise we don’t spam and only update you when we have a new post that you shouldn’t miss out on!  *Earth Fare giveaway ends on 11/16.*

P.S.  For those who live in the Steele Creek and neighboring areas, you may have seen the signs are finally up.  Earth Fare is opening up in the Rivergate shopping areas on the corner of 160 and South Tryon.  Not that the Fort Mill location isn’t just a short, quick drive, but Earth Fare will soon be in your neighborhood coming winter 2019!

imageedit_1_4040841057This DIY project made for you by Kriska!

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