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'At Home With Heather': How to Turn Trash to Treasure for the Perfect Thanksgiving Table

11-14-2018
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Heather Thomas learned to turn trash to treasure when the recession hit and her family lost everything.

Now, through God's faithfulness, she's living in her dream home and wants to share her tips and tricks for all things DIY.

Watch the video above and see the steps below to learn how to spruce up that dining room table just in time for Thanksgiving.

Decorative Sleeve Pumpkin 

Supplies needed:
•    sweater or long sleeve shirt sleeves
•    Rubber bands
•    Polyester fiberfill 
•    Jute twine
•    Glue gun

Step 1: Cut off sleeves from a sweater or long shirtsleeve. Turn the sleeve inside out. Wrap a rubber band tightly around the end of the sleeve. Turn the sleeve back to the right side.
Step 2: Fill the sleeve with polyfill to the desired fullness of what you want your pumpkin to look like.
Step 3: Wrap a rubber band at the top to secure the polyfill from coming out.
Step 4: Tie the jute around the rubber band securely and begin wrapping the remaining sleeve to begin forming the "stem".
Step 5: Cut the excess sleeve off once you get the desired length of the stem. 
Step 6: Hot glue the end of the jute to secure in place.

Add special garnishes such as leaves, berries, or extra twine. 

Burlap Napkin Ring

Supplies Needed:
Paper towel/toilet paper holder
Strips of burlap
Glue gun

Step 1: Cut toilet paper holder to desired length (in half works great).
Step 2: Lay cut toilet paper holder on the burlap for sizing. Simply cut the strip to size (length & width) so it wraps completely over the holder (plus a little overlapping).
Step 3: Wrap the burlap around the holder using the glue gun to keep it in place.
Step 4: Find a cute napkin and pull it through!

Additional, low-cost items include a roll of brown packaging paper, pine cones, and an old piece of barn wood. 

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