Thrifty ideas for your Thanksgiving table

Ooh! I don’t know about you but I am so excited for Thanksgiving!

I’m hosting the meal at my house again this year. My favorite part (besides the family gathering and the eating) is the table decorating. I’ve been conjuring up ideas for my Thanksgiving table decor for weeks now, people. Today, I thought I’d share a few of my favorites with you.

DIY apple candle

DIY apple candle

I am totally doing this project this year for my table. I’ve got all the supplies ready to make three of these at varied heights. These apple candles are going to be the pièce de résistance of my Thanksgiving decor. I’m crossing my fingers they’re not an epic DIY fail. 😉

craft paper table runner

Craft paper table runner

What a simple, yet elegant way to personalize each place setting for your Thanksgiving guests, don’t you agree?

Leaf placecards

Leaf place cards

Got some gold spray paint, leaves and a permanent marker? Voila! 

Burlap silverware holder

No-sew burlap silverware holder

This idea had me at “no sew.”

Thanksgiving mad libs

Thanksgiving Mad Libs for kids

Our 9-year old will absolutely love this! You can grab some other cute Thanksgiving Mad Libs here.


Pumpkin candle holders 

This is such a simple and classic look. Love it!

log candle holder

Log candle holder

This DIY project is just absolutely brilliant!

What special ideas do you have planned for your Thanksgiving table this year?

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3 Responses

  1. Donna Gibson says:

    Very nice ideas. However, I learned not to clutter up the Thanksgiving table because of space needed to put the dishes on the table for the meal. My guys don’t care about decorations and end up moving them off the table for they have more room to put the dishes to pass. I usually decorate the windowsills and coffee tables and such places instead, and maybe have a mini pumpkin / candle on the table for decor. Very nice and inviting. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • teresa says:

      I’ve done it both ways depending on the size of table. However, with a narrower one, I keep a few things that need replenishing throughout the meal on the table (ie. bread, relishes etc.), and put the others on a sideboard for serving. I really like it since I’ve moved to that method. These are some really cute ideas, but some would never fly in my house due to the fire hazard so many present…. perhaps with led candles?

  2. Genna says:

    I love the burlap silverware holder with napkins. Very nice! I’m going to change the colors and use this for Christmas (I get to go elsewhere to eat on Thanksgiving). 🙂

    Thanks for the great ideas!

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