We're hosting my mom for Thanksgiving this year, and I couldn't be more excited. I'm already imaging the time we'll spend together in the kitchen prepping the same dishes, casseroles, and pumpkin pie recipe that we've enjoyed as a family for so many years. I love the preparation just as much as the actual meal, and part of the preparation for me as always been coming up with a special way to decorate our Thanksgiving table.
In years past that typically involves me running around the house pulling something together last minute, but this year I'm a step ahead, thanks to some simple ideas I came up with for Oriental Trading. For this pretty table I incorporated several inexpensive items in unexpected ways. Paper doilies are used to make a table runner, feathers serve as place cards, and napkins are transformed into a bouquet of flowers!
Read on for these simple and elegant DIY ideas to incorporate into your Thanksgiving table!
Pheasant Feather Place Cards
Add letter stickers to a pheasant feather for instantly chic place cards! Find all the pieces used to create this place setting here.
Gold Doily Table Runner
The prettiest table runner you ever did see... all from a $3.50 pack of gold paper doilies! Get the simple tutorial here.
Make a stunning floral bouquet...out of paper napkins! These flowers couldn't be easier to create and make for a pretty Thanksgiving centerpiece when paired with feathers and arranged in a gold vase. Check out my paper napkin flower tutorial.
Gold Washi Tape Vase
Turn an old glass florist vase from blah to ooh la la with just strips of gold washi tape. :) Find the supplies and simple tutorial here.
Turkey Table Decorations
How pretty are these paper turkeys? The pattern on their wings matches the same pattern on the napkins I used for the place settings. A set of three is only $5 - such a festive and inexpensive table decoration!
Head to the Oriental Trading blog for a full list of supplies and the step-by-step tutorials for these simple Thanksgiving table ideas!