You have the menu planned, shopping done, guests invited–wait! What about the decorations? Here are some quick and easy ideas to spruce up your Thanksgiving table with festivity. Don’t have a fancy tablecloth? DIY with craft paper and a magic marker, then top it with some pillar candles and greenery. Voila! The best part? After the meal, roll it all up and throw it away.
You already have the appetizers and cocktails. Use them as a centerpiece, surrounded by some greenery and apples, pears, or other fruits and veggies.
A similar idea, this fun and easy centerpiece uses tangerines and pine cones to bring some color to the simple evergreen and pillar basics. This one is set on a mirror instead of a runner, but you really don’t need either.
While you’re cooking, put the kids to work crafting. Simple construction paper cutouts and cork turkeys make a super cute place setting.
Since the pies don’t get devoured until the end of the meal, use them as your centerpiece. If you don’t have cake risers, get crafty with some wooden stumps and surround with fall foliage.
It doesn’t get much simpler than a huge bouquet of fall colors. Use the leaves and some pinecones on each plate for added elegance.
Dried corn makes a great Thanksgiving centerpiece. Hint: Wrap pieces of corn in a cloth napkin and tie with ribbon or string for each place setting.
This table setting bedazzled its pumpkins, but there’s really no need. Especially if you choose a variety of colors, the pumpkins themselves do the trick. We love how the cozy cocktails serve as decor for the place settings.