All of these projects are deceptively simple, can be done under an hour, and are so gorgeous that they will impress even the crabbiest of mother-in-laws.
Embroidered Napkin Rings. Since the embroidery on these rings is simple and tiny, making a set of 4 shouldn't take long, and it's a great way to relax with holiday guests. (via Wild Olive)
3. Custom Molded Butter. Can you think of anything more ritzy than molded butter? I was surprised to learn that the diy takes just a few minutes, and starts with craft foam letter stickers. (via Gerbera Designs )
DIY Pumpkin Candles. Simply hollow out a pumpkin (don't toss the seeds!), place a wick, and fill with wax. (via Henry Happened.)
Duct Tape Napkin Rings. These little rings are made from cardboard boxes and a bit of gold duct tape. It's a very glitzy look on the cheap. (via Almost Makes Perfect)
Mini Wheat Wreath. This gorgeous wreath is a 5 minute, no sew, no glue project (and you know how I feel about hot glue!) The wheat is secured by wrapping fabric around the base wreath. (via Home. Heart. Craft.)
Simple Thanksgiving Place Cards. This has to be one of my favorites. Whipping up these simple placecards will take almost no time, and I'm sure the sentiment will be appreciated and remembered by all your guests. (via Let's Go Sunning. Be sure to check out the link-- there's a free printable!)
8. Doily Decorated Pumpkins. This is another last minute project-- just take some a pumpkin, a few doilies and some starch to soften up your decor if your Thanksgiving is looking more winter than fall. (via Alison Baker Designs)
9. Pom Pom Napkin Rings. Okay-- you can let your kids help you with this one. The pom poms add a touch of whimsy to an otherwise sophisticated tablescape, and looks like it would be a blast to make! (via Confetti Pop)
And there you have it-- 9 simple and sophistcated DIY's that will make your family think you are Martha Stewart this weekend! Want to procrastinate? Pin it for later!
How are you all holding up with the Thanksgiving preparations? Anyone going to try one of these simple DIY's? Anyone want to send me some chocolate leaves?