50 Best Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas - Thanksgiving Table Settings

2022-10-18 22:27:51 By : Mr. Cory Zheng

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As you might suspect, Ree Drummond takes her Thanksgiving menu very seriously—especially the Thanksgiving sides, which she actually prefers to the turkey.

But there's something else on the table that matters almost as much as the food: her Thanksgiving table décor! After all, every hostess knows that a gorgeous, thoughtfully set table can actually elevate the meal you serve on top of it—and there are few meals more important than Thanksgiving dinner. Designing a stunning DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece, assembling cute autumn-inspired place cards, creating a few pumpkin crafts, and using fancy napkin rings as part of your Thanksgiving traditions can transform the entire feel of the dinner. Think about it: These touches will add charm, sophistication, and a festive feel to what might otherwise be indistinguishable from an elevated dinner spread.

Luckily, you'll find tons of beautiful and easy Thanksgiving table setting ideas here to inspire your holiday dinner for this year. These festive crafts come together quickly (some in a matter of minutes), and most importantly, they're affordable—meaning you don't have to worry about blowing your entire budget on Thanksgiving decorations. How's that for something to be thankful for?

Wishbones are cute and all, but sometimes you don't want a real one on your clean plate. That's where these pretty DIY ones come in! Crafted from copper foil tape and wire, this place setting is both modern and homey. Plus, guests will love the extra effort you put into it!

Get the tutorial at Country Living.

This setting is as timeless as a still-life painting. Atop a monochrome plate, place a sprig of greenery (this blogger uses fresh rosemary), a fresh fig, and a handwritten place card. The result is natural, chic, aromatic, and sweet!

Get the tutorial at Stories of Design by Sarah Sherman Samuel.

A kraft paper table setting is simple, inexpensive, and undeniably adorable! The cuteness doesn't stop with the hand-drawn utensils and polka dots: When it's time for guests to find their spot, they'll lift their plates to discover their name and a hidden, personalized message of gratitude!

Get the tutorial at Home Made by Carmona.

Sometimes a small DIY touch goes a long way. Collect leaves from your yard and use a paint pen to write out everything you're thankful for. You can spread them across your table as a centerpiece and use the extra leaves as place cards!

Get the tutorial at Alice & Lois.

Leather crafts like this one always look so fabulous and are surprisingly simple to create. The best part of these napkin rings is they're a unique yet versatile touch that you can use again for any holiday gathering or special occasion.

Get the tutorial at The Merrythought.

It's simply the best when a meal is on-theme in every respect, from décor to tableware. Use a paper-cutting machine to easily craft vinyl letters onto serving plates with words like "gobble" and "grateful." Beyond cute!

Get the tutorial at DIY Beautify.

Soft pastel hues, rose gold accent pieces, and plenty of greenery—these are the ingredients for a welcoming spread. A few flickering candles will make the ambiance even warmer!

Get the tutorial at Rooms for Rent.

Some people aren't into the autumnal color palette, and that's okay! If you want a pretty Thanksgiving table design that's a bit brighter, use pink and gold accents instead of more traditional orange and tan color schemes.

Get the tutorial at Randi Garrett Design.

You might just be surprised by the decorative items you can find right outside your door. Flowers, greenery, pine cones, and more can help create a unique tablescape when gathered into a jar!

Get the tutorial at DIY in PDX.

Lay out a gold table runner, and you're halfway there with this centerpiece! From there, all you have to do is fix a long branch with painted paper leaves and lay out pine cone accents. You can follow this blogger's color palette consisting of turquoise, burgundy, orange, and gold, or fashion your own!

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.

It's time for a kids' table makeover this year! They can "watch" the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade right in their seats with this cute and creative tablescape.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.

Okay, mini pies are super cute, but mini pies with personalized place cards? Even cuter! Put them on the table before dessert, or use these as settings and kick off dinner with something sweet!

Get the tutorial at The Merrythought.

We love a two-in-one décor piece! These sweet bouquets work as a pretty decoration and function as place settings. Plus, they can even stand in for bigger, more expensive centerpieces. The vessels that hold the bouquets are just household items like egg cups and sugar bowls!

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed.

Iron-on craft vinyl and a drop cloth are all you need to make your own gorgeous tablecloth. This blogger used a canvas cloth and a wreath design to match neutral table decor. The wreath is perfect for place settings!

Get the tutorial at The Craft Patch Blog.

Make Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) a party! Go for brightly colored napkins and gold-hued silverware, and place a cornucopia of disco balls as the centerpiece.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY!.

Soft greens lend an earthy, natural tone to this stunning table. That candle-filled centerpiece, meanwhile, adds light and sparkle.

Get the tutorial at Fashionable Hostess.

Corn gets tons of love around Thanksgiving, but the husk? Not so much. In these inspired place cards, however, it's given the starring role.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.

Upgrade your Thanksgiving table with these adorable miniature clipboards. Each one features a place to write your guests' names and a place for them to jot down a few things for which they're thankful this year.

Get the tutorial at Sarah Hearts.

Gourds of different shapes and sizes make up the base for this colorful runner. A few spray-painted ears of corn add texture, and cactus leaves impart a spunky, modern vibe.

Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.

A few small composition notebooks, some decorative paper, and gold leather cording are nearly all of the materials you'll need to bring these meaningful journals to life. They double as take-home gifts for all of your guests.

Get the tutorial at Polka Dot Chair.

Pro tip: Make an entire alphabet of these gorgeous resin place cards, then reuse them year after year! Or—if you're willing to let go of them—give them to your guests to take home as favors.

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed.

To bring this adorable pumpkin place card to life, you'll just have to stamp a pumpkin shape several times onto a piece of cardstock, then color each of the resulting images in. Finally, you'll fold the shapes to make them "3-D"—like the pumpkin you see here!

Get the tutorial at The Craft Patch Blog.

White pumpkins and evergreen boughs decorate this simple but incredibly lovely table. It's the perfect mix of early winter and late fall.

Get the tutorial at Fashionable Hostess.

Letter stickers immediately liven up a craft feather—and provide an easy way for each guest to find his or her seat.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.

Faux flowers and plants are a big help when it comes to dressing up any table, but they're particularly useful around Thanksgiving when fresh blooms can be a little harder to source. Here, a craft garland decorated with pine cones and faux berries makes for a perfect runner and centerpiece all in one.

Get the tutorial at Inspired by Charm.

Golds and whites pair beautifully in this unexpectedly minimalist tablescape. A dark, moody runner keeps the otherwise light and airy vignette grounded.

Get the tutorial at Lemon Thistle.

These utensil holders are an easy way to add a spirit of gratitude to your table before a single word is even spoken. There are two tutorials offered: one for a pouch that holds the silverware and napkin, and the other for a wrap that goes around the silverware and napkin.

Get the tutorial at The Craft Patch Blog.

These place mats look like they couldn't possibly be homemade, but they are! Use a craft knife to cut just about any shape from a few cork squares.

Get the tutorial at Inspired by Charm.

Not only does it look lovely, but a paper table runner is also a far more practical alternative to a traditional tablecloth. It's inexpensive, it makes cleanup way, way easier, and you can have fun decorating it however you'd like.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.

A simple gift tag emblazoned with a foil alphabet sticker makes for a bold, inviting setting. Tie it to a napkin using a piece of baker's twine.

Led Halloween Lights Get the tutorial at Inspired by Charm.