WAYS TO DECORATE THE THANKSGIVING TABLE
Learn How To Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table With These Thanksgiving Decor Ideas!
If you’re hosting a Thanksgiving get together this year, part of the party planning will require the table set up . Should you make your own centerpiece, purchase one from the store, or forget about the centerpiece altogether? What type of tablecloth and napkins should you choose this year? Napkin holders, or not? Here are some fresh, creative ideas for decorating your Thanksgiving table this season:
Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table With A DIY Candle Centerpiece
Cinnamon sticks lined up around a pillar candle are a great addition to the Thanksgiving table, and you can use different sizes of sticks for small votives to large pillars. Just stick the sticks around the candle and tie it all in place with some raffia or a brightly colored ribbon. These candle holders are a fun and festive way to ring in the season, and their scent is sure to ‘wow’ all the guests at the Thanksgiving table.
Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table With Paper Lanterns
Paper lanterns aren’t just for Halloween! Round up some miniature paper bags and cut out small leaf designs and other festive stencil shapes to create miniature candle holders for votives. These can be added in front of each dinner plate for each guest, or set in the middle of the table as a cluster.
Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table With A Homemade Thanksgiving Tablecloth
Pick up a plain tablecloth from the local craft store and round up some acrylic latex paint so you can decorate it with your own stencils and designs. You can paint directly onto the cloth or use stencils to achieve a more professional look. Just smooth out the tablecloth on a large piece of wood (or an easel, if you have it), tack the cloth onto it with pins or tracks, and paint away! You’ll need to let this dry for at least a day to reduce the risk of dripping.
Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table With A Homemade Cornucopia
You’ve probably already seen those attractive cornucopia assortments at the local craft or department store, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to add this decoration to your holiday table. Pick up an empty basket from the local crafts store and fill it with real fruits, whole nuts, a few leaves from the garden, and small pumpkins. This is a picture-perfect centerpiece for any traditional Thanksgiving event!
Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table With Creative Napkin Holders
You can buy Thanksgiving-themed napkin holders at your favorite home décor, but making your own accessories might be a lot more fun! Get crafty with raffia, artificial berries, artificial leaves and orange ribbon to make some unique napkin holders for each of your guests. You could also consider giving each guest the napkin holder to take home as a party gift.
Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table With Hurricane Centerpieces
If you want something a little more elegant for your Thanksgiving dinner table, round up some hurricane vases and fill them with pine cones and colorful marbles. You can add some flameless tea lights or candles in the center to make each of these pieces glow.
Sabah Karimi writes on lifestyle, fashion trends and decorating for DivaVillage.