Crate of Abundance: Chalkboard Thanksgiving Centerpiece in a Wine Crate

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Wine crates are a versatile and fun vessel to create a centerpiece in.  Free for the asking at your local liquor store and in various sizes, they present endless design possibilities. Perfect on a buffet table, they stand out due to the size and height of arrangements in them.   For this Thanksgiving centerpiece,  I painted a wine crate with chalkboard paint and inscribed it with messages suitable for the holiday (instructions here).  A fun twist on my design would  be to greet arriving guests with a festive drink in one hand and a piece of chalk in the other and invite them to inscribe their own words of thanks on the painted crate! Continue reading