Jessie Jane's Thanksgiving Antler Centerpiece and Copper Leaf Napkin Rings

Jessie's Thanksgiving Antler Centerpiece

Materials Needed:

• Antlers • Copper Spray Paint • Drill and Small Drill Bit • Screws
  1. Choose your color scheme: I went with copper! I wanted something that was very "fall!" The metallic nature of the copper is great for dressing up the table, and the color itself is a beautiful earth tone.
  2. Source Deer Antlers: Deer shed annually. If you live in the right area, you'll find these in your backyard. I purchased mine from Ebay. You can also find them at flea markets, or local taxidermy shops. Just make sure they are naturally shed antlers!
  3. Spray paint the antlers and let them dry completely.
  4. Create your design. I chose to use one antler as a base for arranging the other antlers. As soon as I decided on my design, I connected the antlers together.
  5. Using a small drill bit, we connected the antlers. Drilling is not difficult. The antlers are essentially bone. Just use enough pressure to drill through hard wood, and you should be fine.
  6. Figure out where you want to place your votive candles and affix with glue. We've used a glue called "Epoxy 6000." You can find it at craft or hardware stores. We don't want to use hot glue, as when we light the candles, the heat may soften the hot glue and weaken the bond. The E6000 takes about 10 minutes to set.

Jessie's Copper Leaf Napkin Rings

Materials Needed:
• Dried Fall Leaves • Copper Spray Paint • Twine Directions:
  1. Spray paint the fall leaves and allow to dry completely.
  2. Fold silverware in white napkins.
  3. Wrap twine around the center of napkin and tie off in a bow.
  4. Place stem of spray-painted leaf behind the twine bow.
Jessie Jane's Antler Centerpiece

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