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DIY Thanksgiving Tablescapes

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While your turkey is the main star of the Thanksgiving show, having a beautifully set table only enhances the amazing and delicious dishes being served. Creating the perfect tablescape for can be a great way to set the mood for your meal. To inspire some creativity and give you some fun crafting projects, here are some great ideas to create a stunning Thanksgiving themed tablescape!

Thanksgiving Placemats

Clarita from Skies of Parchment has shared a creative idea she uses on her table for a Thanksgiving decor. Using a brown paper bag flattened out as a placemat, she creates a template for guests to list what they are thankful this year. This creative and interactive idea not only gives a rustic look to your table, it is something that all will enjoy!


Easy Autumnal Centerpieces

Decorating with pumpkins is a great way to celebrate the fall season and its harvest. It is also a great way to decorate your table! Karin from The Daily Basics shares a few of her DIY centerpieces that feature pumpkins. All are simple to put together and only require a few items from the craft store. You can prepare these centerpieces in advance and truly wow your guests when the arrive!


Brown Paper Bag Place Card and Napkin Holder

Another great DIY using a brown paper bag- Kim from The Kim Six Fix shares her easy to follow tutorial on how to create a place card and utensil holder using a brown paper bag and twine. This simple creation has fall flare from the use of twine, a leaf stencil, and a touch of metallic. This is a great activity to have the whole family do or even leave some markers on the table to lets guests decorate their own placecards!


DIY Mini Pumpkin Florals

If perhaps a large centerpiece isn’t for you, try these adorable mini pumpkin floral from Anusha of Fish & BullI. Her DIY tutorial is simple and screams fall with its bright color scheme. While these might be mini, your guests’ reactions won’t be!


DIY Floral Plate Chargers

Having a plate charger not only gives your table decor an extra pop, it makes the dishes being served seem even more exciting. For a floral touch to your Thanksgiving table, check out this easy DIY charger tutorial from Domicile 37.


Thanksgiving Table Setting: Felt Placemat DIY

A cute and easy DIY placemat is a great idea to add to your table not only for style but for cleanliness. Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest shares her tutorial for felt placemats. Cut in the shape of leaves, these are perfectly themed for your turkey day meal!

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  • Reply Julie Blanner November 23, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Great ideas for Thanksgiving entertaining. Thanks for including my table setting!

    – Julie

    • Reply Hannah Bertiger November 23, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      You’re welcome Julie! We loved your lovely table- thanks for sharing!

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