Simple table decorations can add a special holiday flare to your celebration. The following Thanksgiving holiday table decorations are inexpensive and easy to put together.
- Trace Thanksgiving cookie cutters on thick paper and cut out. Punch a hole, add a string to each one then tie around the stem of wine glasses. Leave a pen next to the glasses for each guest to personalize their name tag. With this easy Thanksgiving decoration, they won’t lose their glass!
- Flatten butter and cut out with the same cookie cutter or similar Thankstiving cookie cutter and place on your Thanksgiving table. Your guests will be impressed!
- Do you have extra glass tumblers? Place votive candles in each one, surround the candles with unshelled nuts.
- Or, fill wine or water glasses with water and add a floating candle to each. Last Thanksgiving, I grouped several decorative clear glasses of varying heights and floated a single flower without the stem in each on top of colored water.
- For a Thanksgiving centerpiece, use a white pumpkin filled with a bouquet of fall flowers and leaves or make one using assorted gourds and tapered candles.
- Cover your Thanksgiving table with a plain white cloth, run a strip of decorative Thanksgiving or Fall fabric down the middle.
- Have the children make woven placements using several fall colors or make leafy placemats out of construction paper and place between two sheets of Con-Tact paper. Trim the edges and you have Thanksgiving Day placemats. (Directions for the leafy placemats are found at the end of this post.)
- Include a ”feather” folded napkin placed inside each water glass. Watch this Martha Stewart instructional video to learn how to make several different designs for your Thanksgiving table decorating:
- Construction paper or felt in assorted colors
- Fabric glue
- Clear Con-Tact paper
- Trace or draw a leaf onto paper and cut out to use as a pattern.
- Trace leaf shape onto construction paper (you’ll need about 12 leaves).
- Arrange into a rectangle so that the leaves overlap each other with open spaces between them.
- Glue leaves together where they overlap; protect with Con-Tact paper or laminate.