I love gorgeous thanksgiving decorations. It is something I think about all year round.
Today Im not focusing on a birthday party or a dessert table with cute cakes, but I do want to share some wonderful ideas from Nicole, at Tikkido, for Thanksgiving themed decorations.
This entire set-up is elegant, inexpensive (surprise!) and easy-to-do well ahead of time, using easy to find supplies.
Take this as an invitation to be inspired!
When you first look at this gorgeous table, you might be too intimidated to replicate it but wait. Focus on the elements one at a time and you’re on your way to create your own beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape.
Nicole spent under thirty dollars on the three large floral arrangements!
You can do this by using a lot of inexpensive bulk such as spray painted fruit (real and artificial), painted pumpkins and even leaves and wild grasses (aka weeds!) from your own yard.
Nicole likes to use inexpensive wooden bender board (get it at your local home improvement store) as a base for her arrangements. It also adds a rustic texture.
In these pictures, Nicole used fresh flowers from a local grocery floral display.
There are a lot of realistic silk flowers available nowadays, too, if you want to make the entire display ahead of time.
A decorator tip that can make lush floral arrangements more affordable is to use some artificial elements mixed in with the real deal — it tends to all read as fresh.
Beverage containers have been given the same treatment.
Wrap the bottles with a few leaves or fabric strips, and twine keeps it in place. Hot glue an acorn or two onto the arrangement and your decanters are party ready.
For an elegant presentation, plastic cups or paper plates wont work, but dishes dont need to be bone china or true crystal to look lovely.
Real glass wine glasses can be found for under a dollar (at dollar stores for example) and everyday dishes look more festive when the rest of the table is dressed.
Glass charms are a good idea to keep guests glasses identified.
Nicole made the napkins with economical, unbleached muslin.
In this case, she opted to hem the napkins and embellish with trim, but she advises that cutting 18 x 18 squares with pinking shears works, if you don’t want to sew.
Nicole also stamped a simple leaf design on her squares. Floral wire from the craft store has been finger wrapped to make napkin rings.
Nicole has hot-glued acorns she made from real acorn caps and balls of felted wool roving. Added grace notes include name cards and favor boxes.
The favor boxes are simple to craft with cardstock, snippets of trim and more acorns. You might want to include a few special chocolates as a take-home treat.
If you look at this table now, you can not only appreciate Nicoles splendid artistry, you have some idea of how you can dress your own table with economic elegance and ease — before you dress the turkey!
Like these thanksgiving decorations? Get the look!
- Silver Metallic Spray Paint
- Mini Artificial Pumpkins
- Gold Metallic Spray Paint
- Set of 3 Thanksgiving Harvest Plates
- Artificial Apples
- Fall Colors Maple Leaves