Finding the perfect Thanksgiving table decor can be time-consuming and pricey, but these easy DIY Thanksgiving decoration ideas are both beautiful and affordable. From rustic chic to warm and cozy, you're going to love these creative Turkey Day tablescapes and centerpieces.
While running out and buying new Thanksgiving table decor is easier than making your own festive decorations, taking the time to create something doesn't just save you money, it also boosts your health, according to Mark Frauenfelder, the editor-in-chief of the do-it-yourself magazine Make and author of Made by Hand.
“When people engage in DIY activities like knitting, their heart rate and blood pressure go down, Frauenfelder told The Huffington Post. "We are tool-using animals and our bodies feel better when we’ve got tools in our hands.”
This Thanksgiving, start a DIY decorating tradition and create something for which both your heart and wallet will be thankful.
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Life is a Party
Rustic Thanksgiving Decor
If you're lucky enough to celebrate Thanksgiving outside, then you should definitely take a few pointers from Dannyelle Nicolle-Ramjist, the creative mind behind Life is a Party. She's created a rustic yet eclectic Thanksgiving tablescape using wild flowers arranged in tarnished silver julep cups, white pumpkins, and some vintage cutlery.
Get the necessary materials: White pumpkins, $15 for a dozen in assorted sizes, Amazon.com; vintage cutlery, $13 for six-piece spoon and fork tableware set, Amazon.com.
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Woman in Real Life
Simple and Elegant Thanksgiving Table Decorations
This simple tablescape by Joann MacDonald, the real woman behind Woman in Real Life, combines bright blue, gold, and silver for a cheery and contemporary look. We love how the vintage pieces (the brass candle holders, silver-plated cutlery and crystal serving dishes) mesh with the more contemporary pieces (like the splatterwear plates).
These quick-and-easy painted leaf place settings created by Christina Williams, the crafty owner behind the Christina Williams Blog, are so simple to make and beautiful to look at. All you need is a little bit of metallic paint and a handful of leaves. And, presto!
Who cares if you don't have fine China. According to Erin Hiemstra, the style-savvy blogger behind Apartment 34, mixing it up is the best way to go this Thanksgiving. Not only did she use two different dinner plates, but she also added in three different salad plates, two types of glasses, two different sets of cloth napkins, and two different chair finishes to create this stunning tablescape.
Hold on to those little orange pumpkins you had on display for Halloween and spruce them up for a white-and-gold Thanksgiving table centerpiece. All you'll need for this DIY project by Landyn Hutchinson, the style guru behind of Living with Landyn, is a little bit of gold metallic paint, white spray paint, an old toothbrush, a few rubber bands, and a little bit of patience.
This casual and understated tablescape by Caroline Harper Knapp, the visionary behind House of Harper, is perfect for a quaint family get-together. We love how the traditional fall color scheme pairs with the cute pumpkin name holders. The kraft paper runner also adds a nice personal touch!
This DIY rustic wood table runner by Marie Chorak, the crafty author behind Blooming Homestead, is not only easy, but affordable. In fact, Chorak made her table runner for less than $8. All you need is a tape measure, a sturdy piece of wood, and a little bit of stain and polyurethane to finish it off.
These brightly colored glitter-dipped pumpkins by Tauni Everett, the creative blogger behind Tauni + Co., are perfect Thanksgiving place card holders. Add a little sparkle to your Thanksgiving table with these DIY place card pumpkins.