DIY Thanksgiving Table Decorations – Creating an Attractive Tablescape

Creating Fun Thanksgiving Tablescapes with DIY Decorations!

In my family, I share the Thanksgiving entertaining duties with my cousin, so I only host every other year!  (Thank goodness!)  Two years ago, I chose a crisp, modern look with white linens and dishes accented by gold pumpkins and sage green ribbon  (take a look here).  Most recently, I wanted a more rustic, natural feel and began to create this by renting burlap tablecloths and using my own pottery dishes.

Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

My three centerpieces were tall glass vases filled with acorns and branches from my yard.  Nestled between the branches was a birch bark cone, filled with fall flowers.

Thanksgiving Table Adult Place Settings

I tied miniature ears of Indian corn to each napkin and wrapped my favors, a Thanksgiving themed CD, in brown paper tied with burlap ribbon.

Thanksgiving Kids Table Decorations

At the kids’ table, the centerpiece was a set of ten glasses filled with dried beans.  My children painted sticks and printed letters to spell out  “give thanks” which we glued to the sticks and anchored in the glasses!  (Instructions)

Each napkin ring was crafted from two acorn caps with a colored pompom glued to where the acorn once was and joined by a ribbon.

Thanksgiving Place Cards and Favors for Kids

Place cards were attached to a Thanksgiving version of a Christmas cracker!  The cracker was made to look like an ear of corn, along with the requisite toys inside!  (Instructions)

Although my decorations and crafts took a little bit of time, each was made from readily available products and not too costly!  Our dinner was the perfect finishing touch to all of my tablescaping and happy, well fed relatives were the icing on the cake! (Thanksgiving Day Menu and Recipes)

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