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16 Nov 2017

A Thanksgiving Gourd-a-copia / Oh Joy!

It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is exactly ONE WEEK from today! No matter how far along you are in your holiday prepping and planning, this DIY is a super fun update on the cornucopia that you can easily make before the big day. We're calling it the gourd-a-copia! (Who remembers our cone-a-copia from a few years back?!) Here's how to make it, plus, some inspiration for a non-traditional Thanksgiving table...

A Thanksgiving Gourd-a-copia / Oh Joy!

To decorate the pumpkins and gourds, we painted them in solid colors, then added white dabs/dots as desired. The nice thing about painting a pattern like this is it's easy to do no matter your level of painting skills. Once they are dry, arrange them inside a cornucopia along with fall flowers, leaves, and disco balls for added texture and sparkle. There's really no rules here, so have fun with it and make it your own!  

A Thanksgiving Gourd-a-copia / Oh Joy!

To take it one step further when setting the table, we used a similar color palette to the pumpkins in pastels, grey, and white...  

A Thanksgiving Gourd-a-copia / Oh Joy!

A Thanksgiving Gourd-a-copia / Oh Joy!

A Thanksgiving Gourd-a-copia / Oh Joy!

And there you have a modern and playful take on a Thanksgiving buffet table that you can customize to the color scheme of your choice!

Items shown: Benjamin Moore Sweatshirt Gray paint, Max Wanger cloud print, Simply Framed frame, Ai Modern credenza, Ikea glass carafes, Anthropologie appetizer plates, Anthropologie yellow glasses (similar), Ikea pink glasses, West Elm bird carafe, West Elm bird glasses, Amazon cornucopia, Urban Outfitters rug, Moroccan pouf (similar), Pom Pom at Home throw blanket, Sunbeam Vintage white chair, Target gold chairs, Target table, Target gold flatware, Ikea pink plates, Target napkins (past season), Target speckled vase (past season).

{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance and crafting by Jess Hong.} 

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