In our series, "get the good life," we have great ideas to make your table look holiday-ready, on a budget. And for that, dorothy miller, party planning director at martha stewart's weddings, is here... See More
In our series, "get the good life," we have great ideas to make your table look holiday-ready, on a budget. And for that, dorothy miller, party planning director at martha stewart's weddings, is here to tell us what you can do to make your holiday table a show-stopper. Thank you for having me. I love your tips. Been following you for years. How can we do this on a budget? It's very easy. Three things, paper, paint and branches. Let's start with the paper. You know about these punches? This is the martha stewart crafts punch. It is great. Do your kids like crafts? I'm giving you this to take. You look at the craft paper you have at home. It makes a doily. It dresses it up. You can use that for the napkin rings. And the menu card paper. We'll put it on your website, "gma." That's a nice, fancy touch. And it's nice to put if you have a grandmother's recipe or any special -- people bring something, p luck. And then, a kids' table. Okay. We have more paper. The same craft paper. We also have the template for these mayflower boats. Just a stick and some popcorn. And paper turkeys. And this is one of my favorite things. This is the same gold paper. All this is done with one piece of gold paper. And you put it in the votives. They can have their own -- their candlelight celebration. They're battery-operated. Also, a link on your website, place mats that the kids can color. I love that. Everybody download these. And it says, this thanksgiving, I give thanks for. They can draw and color. We know that a place mat to draw on, can give parents 15 minutes of conversation. 15 minutes? Your kids draw for a long time. You can laminate them after and use them at home. Yeah. Paper and paint, you mentioned. Yeah. Here's some craft paint. All I did was painted these gold pumpkins. Painted them gold. And it really dresses them up. You can do pomegranates. Really inexpensive. And finally, branches from our own backyard. You can get some in your own backyard or the florist. What's great about branches is they last a long time. Get this -- I'm calling this my thankful tree. So, it is -- thank you, lara. A great centerpiece. It has big impact. It sure does. And using the paper. And everyone can write what they're thankful for and add it to the tree. My family. And announce what you're thankful for. Something everybody getting involved in. Really inexpensive. Dorothy miller, thanks so much. Great tips. We're going to have the links on our website so you can download the placements. And all of the discounts. 50% off at that punch. Get it at michael's. Thank you, dorothy miller. You know him as the cake boss.
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