With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to start planning the celebrations! The date deserves a proper decoration, since the whole family is usually reunited and many new memories are created. Check out these gorgeous table decor ideas to plan and decorate for the best Thanksgiving dinner!
Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude. Nigel Hamilton
Let’s start this list with a traditional Thanksgiving centerpiece: the cornucopia. If you want a more classic take on the holiday decor, then don’t forget to add it to your dinner table!
You can stuff it with:
- And any other fall produce.
Did you know?
Cornucopias are traditional Thanksgiving centerpieces because they symbolize our thanks for an abundant harvest. We wouldn’t be here without that harvest!
Thankful for Placemats
Let’s show the true meaning of the holiday by inviting the guests to tell what they are thankful for! You can make placemats out of paper and write and draw your own designs or print this one from the photo, which you can find at Ella Claire Inspired.
Leave a pencil beside the silverware and after dinner invite everybody to gather round and share what they are thankful for!
Give Thanks Napkin Holder
Want a very easy but still beautiful table decor idea? Then check out this gorgeous Thanksgiving napkin ring from On Sutton Place! The idea is super easy and simple to make, and it’s also super budget friendly.
You can make the tags on a printer if you have one, but you can also just write the message by hand for a more personal touch!
Pumpkin Place Cards
Pumpkins are one of the biggest symbols of the season, so they’re a must at any Thanksgiving table. Not only as centerpiece, but you can use the small gourds as place cards! This idea from Oh My Creative is super beautiful, and you can easily make it yourself:
- Use a paintbrush to add glue to the stem
- Dust with glitter and let dry
- Add the name tags with pins
That’s it! If you have the time, you can also spray paint the gourds to add a modern color to them!
DIY Log Centerpiece
Feeling crafty? Then check out this awesome DIY log centerpiece. It’s actually not as hard as it looks, it can be done in less than minutes! You’ll only need a log, a drill, and some candles. Check out the full details over at Jenna Burger!
Pumpkin Leaves Thankful Centerpiece
White pumpkins are so beautiful…so why not use them as your thanksgiving centerpiece? This option is perfect as a last-minute decor idea: simply add some white pumpkins to your dinner table, complement with leaves, and add some tags, with words like:
It will certainly amaze the guests!
Give Thanks Table Runner
A table runner is a must at any special dinner, but you can take it to the next level for this year’s Thanksgiving! The blog I Spy DIY came up with the idea above, of painting a common table runner with fabric paint and stencils and adding the phrase “give thanks,” making it perfect to use for the big day. Doesn’t it look awesome?
Metallic Table Decor
One of the easiest and most common DIY ideas actually works great for Thanksgiving decor: spray painting! Grab a can of a golden spray paint and use it on different elements to create your holiday centerpiece, such as:
- Candle holders
Let them dry and add them on a table runner, along with neutral tableware. Easy and simple, but still breathtaking!
Floral Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Fall may not be the season of blooming colorful flowers, but using a classic centerpiece filled with flowers is a great idea. Following a color scheme and mixing and matching different flowers will certainly make the table unforgettable!
Casual Thanksgiving Table
If you’re planning a Thanksgiving dinner for just the close relatives or if you simply prefer a more casual decor, then simply focus on the season’s elements. Use a burlap fabric to cover the table, add some gourds to serve as centerpiece, and add some leaves as the final touch. Everyday dishes and silverware are totally ok!
In the end, the most important thing about the holiday is to share our thanks and be surrounded by loved ones!
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