Inexpensive Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas
Let’s talk tablescapes.
Yes, I used the word tablescapes. (Anyone else used to watch that show Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee? She was a character, for sure, but she had some good ideas!)
Anywho. I am not a fancy person. I don’t set tables properly and I have a “make yourself at home” philosophy to entertaining that involves everyone getting their own drinks and snacks out of the fridge, and a thrown-together self-serve buffet dinner.
However, I like to decorate and there are a couple of cheap things I’ve done to help spruce it up around Thanksgiving.
Exhibit A: Use the large metal cans you used to make the thanksgiving food as vases for some cheap Fall flower arrangements. I think this turned out super cute:
Exhibits B, C, and D: Scour the vintage shops for cheap decorations and even some Fall-themed mismatched plates and serving ware. I picked up these two adorable glass turkeys for $8 each at Alley Cat and the turkey serving plate for $12 – which was MUCH cheaper than all the new serving plates I’d been looking at (and nicer than the giant plastic one I’ve been using).
Buy a cheap roll of brown craft paper (there are lots of uses for the leftover paper!) and create a custom table runner. It’s pretty, but still gives the “it’s okay to spill” vibe I love.
source: house of harper
source: modern parents messy kids
DIY place card holders with upcycled materials:
source for both: coupons.com
Want more ideas? Check out my Thanksgiving Pinterest board here.
Happy Turkey Day!!