Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year and want to make the event a little more special? By creating a lovely table setting, you'll turn a normal meal into a festive experience for everyone. Here are some easy DIY ideas to create a beautiful tablescape for your Thanksgiving dinner.
Gold always adds an elegant touch to decor. Plus, plastic pumpkins are probably on post-Halloween sale right now if you don't have any on hand. Just spray the pumpkins and a few pine cones with metallic gold spray pant and arrange on a burlap table runner for a simple and classy look. Gold charger plates and napkin rings add a nice touch, but are not necessary. Through in a few candles and you're set!
For a rustic look try wood, burlap, and jute. Pine cones, which are quite the versatile decor element, look nice with this combination, too. Use natural colored napkins and tie silver wear with jute twine. The nice thing about this look is that it doesn't need to be perfect! Use tree stumps as candle holders, or even as hot plates for your serving dishes. This look is perfect to spruce up a more laid back event.
If you have children, get them involved in the process! Adhere some colored feathers to a pine cone (again - so many uses!) and attached an orange felt nose and eyes for an adorable place setting. Your guests will appreciate the charming touch, and your kids will love being part of the preparation!
Centerpieces can be made easily with natural materials you may already have on hand. Things like popcorn kernels, nuts, and dried beans make great vase fillers. Small pumpkins can be used to spell out festive words. Fall leaves are also excellent additions to Thanksgiving centerpieces.
We hope these ideas are enough to get your creative juices flowing and come up with a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape!