Thanksgiving is a day to get together with loved ones and FEAST. We all know the dinner is the main attraction. Of course, hosting this meal can create a lot of stress because of responsibilities like getting the décor ready to make the dining table look festive.
Fortunately, using some DIY ideas can make your job far easier. This Thanksgiving, don’t stress! We’ve got you covered with five DIY table decoration ideas.
There are many directions you can take your Thanksgiving dinner table décor in. They depend on your budget, how much time you have, and what you think will look good in your home. Five popular inexpensive DIY ideas you can incorporate include:
1. Pumpkin place settings
If you have a custom seating plan for a larger group, keeping everyone organized is full of challenges. After all, you’re already busy cooking and preparing the meal, so telling your guests where to sit and encouraging people to move to their designated spots could add to your stress levels.
One solution to the chaos is setting your table with place cards made from mini pumpkins. These pumpkins are inexpensive to purchase, and setting them up is easy. All you have to do is place a pumpkin on each place setting and attach a name card using a thumbtack or string. That way, everyone will know where to sit, helping you keep your dinner organized without added effort.
2. Corn centerpiece
Corn is an essential part of Thanksgiving because it’s abundant during the fall harvest. You can quickly turn some dried corn on the cob into a centerpiece by following a quick and easy process.
First, take 12-14 dried cobs and coat them with metallic gold and copper spray paint. Next, attach the cobs to the perimeter of a vase. For the sturdiest hold, use Bondic, which combines its liquid formula with a special UV light to create a solid bond between items in just four seconds. Bondic works on any surface and is designed to last forever.
Once the cobs are stuck to the vase’s perimeter, you can add flowers, ribbons, and anything else you like to create a desired centerpiece or table decoration.
3. Rustic pie stand
Once the big meal is done, your guests will want dessert! If you’ve gone through the trouble of baking a pie from scratch, it makes a lot of sense to show it off in the most Thanksgiving-y way possible.
One way you could do this is by building a rustic stand for your pie. It might sound challenging, but you can actually make a stand from a couple of pieces of wood by using a small log as the base and the flat section of a larger log as the holder. Attaching the two pieces with Bondic is easy and will ensure they stay together.
The best thing about making a pie stand is that you’ll have it for Thanksgivings to come, and it only takes a few minutes to complete.
4. Paper table runner
Creating a table runner from scratch is a lot of work, but you can get your guests in on the job by putting a paper runner down and giving them crayons. From there, your visitors can draw or write on the runner, turning it into a communal masterpiece without you having to lift a finger.
As a bonus, you don’t have to worry about cleaning the runner after the meal. Just throw it out or recycle it where permitted. Your friends and family will love this idea because it keeps them involved in the decorating and gives them something to do while waiting for dinner.
5. Napkin rings
Napkin rings are sometimes underrated, but they add a wonderful aesthetic to your table and they’re effortless to make. All you’ll have to do is grab some pine cones and spray them with the same metallic paint you used for your corn centerpiece. You can then tie the pine cones around the napkin with some twine, and you’ve completely changed your presentation.
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Getting ready for a beautiful Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends while recognizing how fortunate we are for the things we have. Creating a memorable atmosphere makes the holiday that much more special, and these DIY tips can put you well on your way.
What are some DIY Thanksgiving decoration ideas that work for you? Contribute your tips in the comment section, and remember to share this list with those hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year!