This year, we will be spending Thanksgiving Day away from home for the first time. Although I love to prepare Thanksgiving dinners, I have to say that I am excited to take a break from the kitchen after 6 consecutive years. Since we will be away, I admit that I have been slacking in the fall and Thanksgiving decorations department around the house. Today, however, I do have a beautiful and easy DIY Thanksgiving tablescape; a project that I made for eHow last year.
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Things You will Need
To make this easy Thanksgiving tablescape you will need your usual fall gourds, pumpkins, candles, acorns, fall leaves, berries, and moss.
Below is a suggested list of resources.
- Rustic window box – You can leave it natural or stain it.
- Wood stain, 1/2 pint –I used red mahogany, but you can use any color you like.
- Spanish moss, 2- 8-ounce bags – I used brown, just to fill the bottom of the box.
- Fall leaves garland – You can find many designs at your local craft store. I found this to be a good one for a good price.
- Natural or faux gourds – I personally prefer the faux, I use them year after year.
- Natural or faux pumpkins – find them at your local supermarket or craft store.
- Pillar candles, 2 – This is optional. I always have some in hand. Flameless candles will work great too.
- Natural fillers such as pinecones, twigs, acorns, etc.
I found this autumn decor kit to be a great deal on Amazon and for under $30.00 you can get a collection of leaves, acorns, burlap leaves, and mini gourds to fill up the window box. Or you can choose to scatter the kit on the table. Use your imagination!
How to Make this Thanksgiving Tablescape
Follow these 7 easy steps:
- If you choose to stain the window box, start by doing that. Allow 24 hours for the stain to completely dry.
- Fill the bottom of the box with a thick layer of moss. Enough to make a bed that will later hold the gourds.
- If you are using candles, this is when you place them. I placed mine evenly distributed within the box’s length.
- Arrange the garland on top of the moss and around the candles. Place it naturally, there’s is not right or wrong for this step.
- Place gourds, berries, pine cones, and/or acorns everywhere in the box, trying to fill empty gaps. Again, there’s no right or wrong.
- Flank each end of the window box with big pumpkins.
- Print your napkin ties to complete the Thanksgiving tablescape (instructions below).
Free Printable Thanksgiving Napkin Ties
To get the look:
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- Print on kraft paper
- Punch the circles out with a 2-inch scalloped punch
- Mini wood clothespins serve as place cards
Download the file by clicking on the link below:
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