Thanksgiving is probably the one time people are ok with lounging around the kitchen or dining room table. It’s not uncommon for adults to enjoy our Thanksgiving meal and spend time with family and friends for several hours crowded around our half-eaten meal. So it makes sense that our Thanksgiving table decor is pleasing to the eye, right? Well if you’re on the search for some beautiful table designs then look no further because we have some that you’re sure to love!
1. Kraft Paper Runner
I love, love, love the simplicity and character of this design. Nothing makes your guests feel more welcome than a personalized place setting and this one is top notch. It’s even great for the kids table, especially if you supply them with their own crayons to color after dinner.
ByDawnNicole.com has a simple tutorial on creating your own paper runner and tons of other artsy tips, especially if you love hand-lettering!
2. Golden Gourds
Since it’s Thanksgiving, you’ll eating beautiful food, so why not use it also as an easy way to decorate your table? You can take real or fake gourds in a variety of sizes and spray paint them gold. Lay on a cake stand and surround with gold tone ribbons and place settings. What an easy and inexpensive way to make a festive table!
Check out BetterHomesAndGardens.com for tons of additional Fall decor ideas!
3. Nature’s Harvest
This centerpiece is perfect if you will be hosting a large crowd this Thanksgiving and have a long table. If you’ve got a handy man around (or maybe you’re pretty confident with a drill yourself!), then drag a fallen tree limb in the house. Drill out some holes for tea lights, and then surround the branch with leaves and pumpkins. This is a one of a kind piece and you may already have all the accessories you need!
Head over to ThisSillyGirlsLife.com for 14 more ideas on Thanksgiving centerpieces and tablescapes.
4. Table of Thanks
No matter your table design, this idea will go with any style. Many people discuss things they are thankful for around the table before eating their Thanksgiving meal, so why not create a “I Am Thankful For” placemat they can write it on? You can print on any color and style of paper to coordinate with your table. Guests will appreciate the ability to reflect on their many blessings.
Make sure you head over to EllaClaireInspired.com to get this free printable!
5. Wooden Box Centerpiece
I love the idea of this piece because once you have a box, you can completely customize it for any time of the year! The designer of this particular piece crafter her own, but you can easily use a planter or flower box if you aren’t that handy. All you need to do is add some Spanish moss, candles other festive berries and accessories you can find for a few bucks at any craft store. Beautiful!
If you’d like to build you own box, then visit TheIdeaRoom.net for a complete tutorial!
6. Fruit or Vegetable Seat Assignments
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our blessings and bountiful harvests. You can use a simple fruit or vegetable and attach name tags to inform your guests of their seat assignments. It will easily coordinate with your design and guests get to eat it too!
MarthaStewart.com has this design idea as well as 38 more amazing Thanksgiving decor ideas.
7. Something For The Kids
If you have a big family, chances are you have a kids Thanksgiving Table. They’ve come a long way since I was a kid, where we were relegated to the folding card table with cheapy chairs. These days, moms go all out, like the table in the photo above. You can create a space your kids won’t mind sitting at, much less eating! Kraft paper, crayons and snacks are all it takes to make the ultimate kids table.
Head over to ABlissfulNest.com for the complete design on this amazing kids Thanksgiving table.