Maybe Matilda: Be Thankful Features + Dare to Entertain Sneak Peek

Friday, November 28, 2014

Be Thankful Features + Dare to Entertain Sneak Peek

I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving with lots of turkey and too much pie! My sister-in-law made the most incredible apple pie yesterday with an unreal salted caramel topping, and I want to run away with it. I think I even dreamed about it last night. #truelove

Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite projects from the Dare to DIY: Dare to Be Thankful link party that Katja (Shift Ctrl Art) hosted this week. There were so many fun projects, and I loved seeing how each of you celebrates Thanksgiving and remind yourself to be thankful in everyday life. My cohosts Décor and the Dog, Newly Woodwards, and Shift Ctrl Art will be spotlighting their favorites as well, so make sure to swing by and see what they loved.

These Pumpkin Nutella Acorns from Finding Silver Linings are darling, and deceptively easy to make. How cute would they be for a fall party, or Thanksgiving appetizer?

pumpkin nutella acorns via finding silver linings

I love the simple, rustic glam style of this Give Thanks art from This Little House of Mine. So classic and lovely, and I think it would look perfect any time of year.

Give Thanks art

You really ought to go over and check out the entire room and table that Cassie put together for her Thanksgiving feast—but my favorite little DIY element of the table is the Dream Catcher Place Cards (see them at Primitive and Proper). Such a fun, unique project for Thanksgiving, and a nice nod to the Native Americans of the first Thanksgiving.

Dream Catcher Place Cards

Thanks to everyone who joined in! And I hope you’ll join us on Monday for our next challenge: Dare to Entertain. The link up will be Monday, December 1st at Décor and the Dog. Don’t miss out!


A little peek at my Dare to Entertain project:


I didn’t realize until just now that my two previous Dare to Entertain projects were both table runners. Apparently I’m really branching out this year and breaking my table runner streak. In 2013 I made this simple polka dot Kraft paper table runner (and I’m a little surprised, looking back, that I participated at all, considering I had a 4-week old newborn at the time):

And the year before that, I made a ‘grateful’ table runner that Thanksgiving guests could record their ‘thankfuls’ on (I should have taken a picture—it was on my mom’s Thanksgiving table yesterday!):

Will you Dare to Entertain with us on Monday?


  1. I'm excited about your project! Still have to make mine, so I'm behind the curve.

    Love those nutella acorns. So cute.

  2. Those turkey plates are so adorable and I feel you can never go wrong with a runner. I am excited to see your new project on Monday.

    Love your features. I think those dream catchers are just amazing!

  3. thank you SOOO much for featuring my dream catchers!!!! you rock!!!!

  4. Nutella acorns!! I mean come on! Got to be good! Cassie's dream catcher place cards are incredible!

  5. Thanks for linking up Cassie! I always love your projects!


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