How to Dress Your Thanksgiving Table for Less

Decorating for Thanksgiving doesn't have to mean spending a fortune. Here we've taken a Thanksgiving table setting idea from and broken it down to show how you can get the look for less.

Thanksgiving tablesetting courtesy of Candy dishes made of gourds courtesy of
Pumpkin centerpiece made of mums courtesy of Personalized gold moire holiday cocktail napkins

To create your main focal point, craft a pumpkin centerpiece made of mums (shown above).  Attach mums to pumpkins with hot glue and add leaves and berries for a realistic look.  Truly a conversation piece.  Pumpkins and mums are easy to come by in the fall season.  Visit local nurseries for bargain deals.

For the rest of your table decor, bring in the colors of the season through pumpkins, gourds, leaves, and flowers.  Line up smaller pumpkins along the center of your table at different heights.  Placing your focal points at graduated heights is a great way to stretch out a long table.  For round tables, center your decor in a group to create texture and interest.

For a unique twist, create goodie bowls out of carved gourds (shown above).  Put in snacks like nuts, candies, and other finger foods for a pre-dinner treat.  Perfect for kids and adults alike!  Set out personalized cocktail napkins like these (shown above) next to each bowl to encourage guests to dive in.  Happy Planning!


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