Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, which means you need to start thinking about how you’re going to decorate your table. When looking at Pinterest for table setting ideas, you can get overwhelmed with how many different styles there are. The first rule to decorating your Thanksgiving table is to determine your own style. Are you rustic? Or more modern? What are you favorite features of fall? Do you prefer the colorful leaves or the earthy twigs and acorns? Once you determine what you want on your table, you can figure out how to arrange it into a beautiful Thanksgiving table that will be sure to wow your guests. For those who have never hosted Thanksgiving before or who may not have a lot of time to devote to decorating your table, we’ve rounded up some of the quickest and easiest Thanksgiving place settings and centerpieces.
Painted Twigs Centerpiece
One of the easiest ways you can add a little bit of fall flare to your Thanksgiving is by decorating with nature. Find a few different twigs in your backyard or local park, clean them, and let them dry completely. Then using a foam brush and some orange and yellow craft paint, paint sections of each twig. Get three milk bottles or cheap vases from the Dollar Store and spray paint them white. Put the twigs in the bottles and but the bottles on a festive tray, and you have a super simple Thanksgiving centerpiece.
Mini Pumpkin Succulent Centerpiece
For those who enjoy the look of nature but don’t want to risk bringing any bugs into your home, these mini pumpkin succulent holders are a perfect way to decorate your Thanksgiving table. Pick up some white plastic pumpkins from your local craft store along with some artificial succulents, faux fall berries (on stems), and wire cutters. You should be easily to pull the stem off your plastic pumpkins, creating a small hole in the top of the pumpkin. Then stick in your succulent and berry stem and you’re done! Make a row of these cute little Thanksgiving centerpieces down the center of your table and give them away as party favors at the end of dinner.
Give Thanks Place Mat
The meaning behind Thanksgiving can get lost as the December holidays quickly approach. Make an interactive place setting this year at your Thanksgiving dinner by creating a wonderfully festive and unique place mat. Use brown, postal wrapping paper or another brown parchment-type paper. Cut it into the size of a regular place mat. On one side of the paper – most likely the right side, unless you know someone is left-handed – use a black Sharpie to write “I am thankful for” in a fanciful script or stencil letters. Underneath the phrase, use a ruler to make 3-5 straight lines. Give each guest a pen or marker and have them write down 3-5 things they’re thankful for.
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