so i would be lying if i said i did this with only stuff i had around. i did not have this cute fall material, i had to go buy it. good news is it was 50% off so i only paid $2 for it. (procrastinating on the fall decorating has it's advantages.)
i had the burlap fabric and also the linen fabric left over from prior projects. even if i had to buy them, this project would have only cost maybe $7 more.
i cut place mats out of the burlap fabric and then i pulled threads out of each side (5 or 6 each) to make them fray on the ends.
i then found a picture of an acorn online and pasted it into word to change it's size to the size i wanted on the place mat. i then used that as the pattern and cut the acorns out of my new fall material with my rotary cutter.
i glued them on to the burlap place mat with some craft spray glue i had laying around. (make sure you crack a window if you are using this glue.)
i then cut napkins out of some left over linen fabric i had. (i paid $1.50 a yard for it when i bought it for a past craft.)
i then took out my sewing machine and hemmed around the edges in a zig zag and in brown thread for a contrast.
i took the left over scraps from the acorn fabric and used it as a tie around the rolled up napkin.
here is the end result that will be on my table thanksgiving day. the whole project maybe cost me less than $10. (if i had to buy everything to complete it today.)
now on to figuring out the centerpiece. come back for a final picture of the whole table in a couple days!