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Thanksgiving Table Setting for Kids

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 Table and Thanksgiving

How many of you can remember the “kids” table?

Company comes over. Relatives visit and pinch your cheeks and tell you how much you’ve grown.

You got banished to the “kids” table.

Your biggest goal in life was to graduate to the “grownup” table because it looked like the adults had so much more fun!

Can anyone relate? Or are you like me and would give anything to sit at the “kids” table now even if just for a few minutes?

I’m here to show you how to make your Thanksgiving table so unique the kids will actually want to have their own table.

A cup of coffee on a table, with Thanksgiving and Pumpkin

First of all, I grabbed some small, old mismatched glass jars and located some Behr paint that I had handy.

One of my favorite ways to use the leftover paint at the end of a room project is to incorporate it into my home decor.

Tin and Behr

I chose Behr Premium Plus Ultra Yellow Begonia from our kitchen makeover and Behr Premium Plus Ultra Toasty (a Sherwin Williams color) from our den makeover.

Jar and Design

The jars below have four coats of paint on them, and since I knew I wanted to distress them I didn’t worry about them being perfect.

A cup of coffee, with Jar and Design

I distressed the mason jars with sandpaper, especially over the raised glass areas. I let dry at least an hour or two in between coats.

A cup, with Jar and Design

I then took the jars outside and added a coat of Diamond Dust Glitter Blast paint from Krylon.

You’ll want to wait for a less windy day or you might accidentally overspray a bit. ~sigh~

A cup of coffee and a glass of beer on a table, with Tin and Jar

While the paint was drying I grabbed some silverware and bound it together with burlap strands and folded a napkin in half.  

Since I’m a ribbon hoarder I just went to my stash for some fall glitter ribbon and set the silverware and napkin on top.

Here is the kids’ silverware in a cute little bundle just for the young ones!

The mason jars look as cute as a button with the silverware inside.

 A glass of orange juice next to a cup of coffee on a table, with Thanksgiving and Jar

A closeup shot of the jars shows you how fun the distressed look turned out.

A cup of coffee and a glass of orange juice, with Thanksgiving

The brown jars pick up more of the glitter effect that I love. I do love me some glitter and bling!

Table and Thanksgiving

The plates were from the dollar store , the table runner was a $1 yard sale find and I picked up the pumpkins from the grocery store.

A bowl of fruit on a table

I used cardstock for this free printable from Uncommon Designs and you can either write your child’s name or ask him what he is most thankful for.

And there you have it! A table even the grownups kids will love!

Did you see my front door transformation with Behr paint? It’s amazing!

Behr Exterior House Paint Before and After

Or how about my painted pumpkin craft last month?

Painted Pumpkin Craft from Marty's Musings

Want to see more of the Behr products that we use and love? Check out the Colorfully, Behr blog which is about all things color through the eyes of Erika Woelfel, Director of Color at BEHR Paints. You can also create your own palette using color matching tools on BEHR.com.

Or hook up with Behr through their social media:

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Disclosure: I was provided with product by Behr but the opinions are all my own! 

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    1. Hi, Andrea. Are you as excited about Thanksgiving as I am? I would love to know how your mason jars turn out! Thanks for visiting Marty’s Musings.

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  2. Really sweet! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday! Please grab a button if you can, and do try to help me promote my blog/party, my little party has become a huge event over night and while I’m not complaining it does mean tons more work to keep it a quality event!

  3. Well, I think we sat at the kids table for many years past adulthood! This is such a fun idea and thanks for posting on Throwback Thursdays!

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