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DIY Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

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While you may be getting ready to shop for groceries and prepare Thanksgiving dishes, make sure you don't forget about the decor!

Part of what makes the holidays magical is the festive decorations and adornments; but decorating doesn't have to be difficult or expensive.

Read on for 10 of our favorite DIY Thanksgiving decor ideas that will make your holiday extra special this year.

1. Figs and Flowers

Photo source: Shades of Blue Interiors

When we think of Fall decor, we typically think of pumpkins, leaves and the like. But that's why we love this centerpiece from Shades of Blue Interiors - it's refreshingly different! Filled with fresh juicy figs, dainty berries and greenery, this centerpiece is earthy and elegant. If you can't find figs this time of year, you can also use plums, tangerines or a colorful combination. Make this centerpiece even more special by using the ingredients in a side dish or dessert.

1. Figs and Flowers

Photo source: Pumpkins & a Princess

2. Pumpkin Vase

Photo source: Shades of Blue Interiors

When we think of Fall decor, we typically think of pumpkins, leaves and the like. But that's why we love this centerpiece from Shades of Blue Interiors - it's refreshingly different! Filled with fresh juicy figs, dainty berries and greenery, this centerpiece is earthy and elegant. If you can't find figs this time of year, you can also use plums, tangerines or a colorful combination. Make this centerpiece even more special by using the ingredients in a side dish or dessert.

2. Pumpkin Vase

Photo source: Pumpkins & a Princess

Flower arrangements are a common tablescape addition - but how about spicing things up by putting a flower arrangement inside a pumpkin instead of a vase? This DIY idea from a Pumpkin & a Princess makes things super easy by using faux pumpkins - no messes here! The great thing about this craft is that you can choose whatever combination of colors for the pumpkins and florals - from traditional and neutral palettes to glittery and colorful. 

Flower arrangements are a common tablescape addition - but how about spicing things up by putting a flower arrangement inside a pumpkin instead of a vase? This DIY idea from a Pumpkin & a Princess makes things super easy by using faux pumpkins - no messes here! The great thing about this craft is that you can choose whatever combination of colors for the pumpkins and florals - from traditional and neutral palettes to glittery and colorful. 

3. Casual Yet Chic

Photo source: Meaningful Mama

3. Casual Yet Chic

Photo source: Meaningful Mama

We adore how clean, simple and sophisticated this Fall centerpiece looks. The neutral colors of white, forest green and browns give off a modern yet classic vibe. This centerpiece from the Meaningful Mama uses various sizes of white pumpkins, white Hydrangea flowers, white candles in glass votives, Eucalyptus and acorns. 

We adore how clean, simple and sophisticated this Fall centerpiece looks. The neutral colors of white, forest green and browns give off a modern yet classic vibe. This centerpiece from the Meaningful Mama uses various sizes of white pumpkins, white Hydrangea flowers, white candles in glass votives, Eucalyptus and acorns. 

4. Rural and Rustic

Photo source: Julie Blanner

Photo source: Julie Blanner

4. Rural and Rustic

Looking for ways to use all those apples from apple picking this Fall? Blogger Julie Blanner has the perfect idea! This DIY centerpiece is so easy to make, requires no floral expertise, and it lasts for weeks. All you need are pillar candles, Eucalyptus, cheesecloth and an assortment of apples; stick to red apples for a more classic look, or switch things up with a combination of red, green and/or yellow apples.

Looking for ways to use all those apples from apple picking this Fall? Blogger Julie Blanner has the perfect idea! This DIY centerpiece is so easy to make, requires no floral expertise, and it lasts for weeks. All you need are pillar candles, Eucalyptus, cheesecloth and an assortment of apples; stick to red apples for a more classic look, or switch things up with a combination of red, green and/or yellow apples.

5. Gold Leaf 

Place Cards

Photo source: Jacquelyn Clark

5. Gold Leaf Place Cards

Photo source: Jacquelyn Clark

When it comes to parties and entertaining, it's all in the details. And these DIY place cards will make your guests feel extra special. This idea from Jacquelyn Clark combines pretty calligraphy, shiny gold and nature - if that sounds up your alley, we encourage you to give this a try! You can use these as place settings for individuals guests or as an added detail in your decorations.

When it comes to parties and entertaining, it's all in the details. And these DIY place cards will make your guests feel extra special. This idea from Jacquelyn Clark combines pretty calligraphy, shiny gold and nature - if that sounds up your alley, we encourage you to give this a try! You can use these as place settings for individuals guests or as an added detail in your decorations.

6. Cornucopia Centerpiece

Photo source: eHow

Photo source: eHow

6. Cornucopia Centerpiece

The most iconic item for Thanksgiving just might be the cornucopia, which has long been used as a common harvest symbol associated with plentiful bounty. Greek legend says that the foster mother of Zeus accidentally broke off one of her horns, after which Zeus promised that the horn would always bring her what she wants; if your guests aren't aware of the history of the cornucopia, it'll be a fun conversation starter in addition to being beautiful to look at! Follow these steps from eHow to arrange a beautiful cornucopia centerpiece that the Greek gods would be proud of.

The most iconic item for Thanksgiving just might be the cornucopia, which has long been used as a common harvest symbol associated with plentiful bounty. Greek legend says that the foster mother of Zeus accidentally broke off one of her horns, after which Zeus promised that the horn would always bring her what she wants; if your guests aren't aware of the history of the cornucopia, it'll be a fun conversation starter in addition to being beautiful to look at! Follow these steps from eHow to arrange a beautiful cornucopia centerpiece that the Greek gods would be proud of.

7. Mini Pumpkin Succulents

Photo source: Living Locurto

7. Mini Pumpkin Succulents

Photo source: Living Locurto

How cute are these mini pumpkin succulents? They're super trendy, as both white pumpkins and succulents are currently popular decorative items. All you need to make these cuties by Living Locurto are white faux pumpkins, succulents, berry stems and wire cutters or small pliers. Alternatively, you can give these pumpkin succulents to your friends and family as a fun gift that they can adorn their homes with!

How cute are these mini pumpkin succulents? They're super trendy, as both white pumpkins and succulents are currently popular decorative items. All you need to make these cuties by Living Locurto are white faux pumpkins, succulents, berry stems and wire cutters or small pliers. Alternatively, you can give these pumpkin succulents to your friends and family as a fun gift that they can adorn their homes with!

8. Glitter and Gold

Photo source: Playdates to Parties

Photo source: Playdates to Parties

8. Glitter and Gold

How much easier could decorating get than stepping out into your own backyard? That's exactly how this DIY decor idea from Playdates to Parties starts! Go for a walk and collect various shapes that are reminiscent of Fall, such as leaves, acorns and pine cones. This is also a fun activity if you have kids! Once you have your selections ready, simply spray paint everything in gold, and voila - you have a centerpiece that's sparkly, eye-catching and ready for the festivities.

How much easier could decorating get than stepping out into your own backyard? That's exactly how this DIY decor idea from Playdates to Parties starts! Go for a walk and collect various shapes that are reminiscent of Fall, such as leaves, acorns and pine cones. This is also a fun activity if you have kids! Once you have your selections ready, simply spray paint everything in gold, and voila - you have a centerpiece that's sparkly, eye-catching and ready for the festivities.

9. Friendsgiving 

Place Settings

Photo source: Lemon Thistle

9. Friendsgiving Place Settings

Photo source: Lemon Thistle

This DIY place setting is perfect for more casual get-togethers, such as a "Friendsgiving". This setup from Lemon Thistle uses inexpensive kraft paper as the table cloth and then hand-draws plates, utensils and every guest's name in black marker. That way, everyone can pick up a plate, help themselves potluck-style and then easily find their places - plus, it's casual yet pretty and adds a special personal touch. We also love how Lemon Thistle adds a touch of elegance with white pumpkins, candles and greenery as the centerpiece.

This DIY place setting is perfect for more casual get-togethers, such as a "Friendsgiving". This setup from Lemon Thistle uses inexpensive kraft paper as the table cloth and then hand-draws plates, utensils and every guest's name in black marker. That way, everyone can pick up a plate, help themselves potluck-style and then easily find their places - plus, it's casual yet pretty and adds a special personal touch. We also love how Lemon Thistle adds a touch of elegance with white pumpkins, candles and greenery as the centerpiece.

10. Coastal Vibes

Photo source: Sand & Sisal

Photo source: Sand & Sisal

10. Coastal Vibes

Blue waves and seashells might not be exactly what you think of when you think about Thanksgiving, but this table setup from Sand & Sisal is perfect if you're having Thanksgiving by the water this year. This setup features more traditional items such as pumpkins, candles and acorns, but it also gives a coastal nod through a variety of seashells, starfish and shell-adorned place cards, as well as a blue and white color palette.

Blue waves and seashells might not be exactly what you think of when you think about Thanksgiving, but this table setup from Sand & Sisal is perfect if you're having Thanksgiving by the water this year. This setup features more traditional items such as pumpkins, candles and acorns, but it also gives a coastal nod through a variety of seashells, starfish and shell-adorned place cards, as well as a blue and white color palette.

Do you have any other Thanksgiving decor ideas? 

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