Thanksgiving is *actually* a pretty big deal. Not to be overshadowed by Halloween or Christmas, Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to showcase our cooking skills + latest Pinterest finds, reunite with faraway friends and family and reflect on what we are thankful for. Also, we really get two opportunities to celebrate in November. How so? Friendsgiving, of course!


Can’t go home for the holidays? Throw a Friendsgiving! Get the whole gang together and *try* to make a turkey, copy your mom’s stuffing recipe and initiate a game of flag football. This holiday season, we teamed up with MRS. SMITH’S® to help some of our fave B+C readers prep for an EPIC Friendsgiving celebration. Members of the B+C Co-Op recently threw Friendsgiving gatherings and created personalized pie stands while savoring fruity pies. Now, we’re giving YOU the opportunity to win a pie stand decorating kit too — plus some free MRS. SMITH’S® coupons to adorn your beautifully decorated stands with! Enter for the chance win below + check out our fave snaps from the Co-Op Par-DIYs.

Contest is officially closed.


Together with MRS. SMITH’S®, we sent pie stand kits to 400+ Brit + Co readers. Kits came with an eight-inch white ceramic pie stand and porcelain pens. It’s SO easy to customize these ceramic pie stands, and we were very impressed with everyone’s designs.


1. Press down repeatedly on the porcelain pen tip to start the ink flowing.

2. Begin drawing shapes, words and patterns of your choice onto your pie stand.

3. If you make a mistake, simply wipe it away with a wet paper towel, dry it off and then continue drawing your design.

4. Let your paint pen design dry for 24 hours and then bake in your regular household oven for 35 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

That’s it — seriously. Easiest DIY ever, and dishwasher safe after you bake it in the oven! So enter to win a kit + upgrade your own Friendsgiving celebration with the prettiest pie stand around.

Photos from the Co-Op


YUM. We’re definitely going back for seconds ;) Shout out to all the fabulous members of our Co-Op and to MRS. SMITH’S® for making this all possible. Check out more of the Par-DIY fun on Instagram at #mrssmiths AND don’t forget to enter to win your own pie stand kit!


What other DIYs are you adding to your Friendsgiving table? Tell us in the comments below.

This post is a collaboration with MRS. SMITH’S® .

(Photos via @carriefleck, @msmoticakes, @sincerelycrystalj, @wanderlustanita, @lindsayyymarie, @designcreateinspire, @studio_em_interiors, @messeniax! Check out more photos HERE.)