Last-Minute Décor Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Table
We’re down to the wire with Thanksgiving a mere two days away, but if you have yet to even think about how to decorate your table, don’t fret. Below are five last-minute decorating ideas that will ensure you have a cohesive, stylish space, without anyone realizing it came together in the eleventh hour.
Forage around your backyard for sticks or interesting leaves, or use leftover herbs from your kitchen to tie around your napkins with simple twine. The small gesture adds a nice touch to your place setting, and is an easy, inexpensive alternative to standard napkin rings.
Pull out any clear glass bottles from your recycling bin, remove the labels and clean them out, and use them as candlesticks for simple tapers to create an inexpensive yet luxe look. If you can, vary the heights and shapes of the bottles for an intriguing visual composition.
We love the charming look of these simple grocery store flowers placed in low water glasses. Their petite size is a nice change from grander arrangements and enables each guest to have a personal “bud vase” in front of their place setting.
If you don’t have floral arrangements prepared or are reluctant to spend money on new linens, create a compelling runner with found branches and leaves. This virtually free design will add a rustic flair to your table while perfectly matching the mood of the harvest celebration. If you don’t like the idea of placing branches directly on the table, use a length of simple brown Kraft Paper to lay a protective foundation.
Using this printable template, create interactive placemats for your guests with the paper color of your choice. Not only a fun alternative to standard placemats and a breeze to make, these table toppers are a nice way to pause and reflect on what you are thankful for this year.
What last-minute decorations have you found particularly successful? Share with us below!