November 23, 2016

Five easy ways to make festive Thanksgiving table decor

You put all your energy into planning your holiday meal; but it's the day before and now you want to add extra flair to your Thanksgiving table. We found five easy and festive fixes.
You spent weeks planning the menu, fought the other Thanksgiving cooks crowding the grocery stores and created a timeline to perfectly serve your dishes at the right time. Then you realize your Thanksgiving table looks lackluster.

Before you panic, we can help with that. 

You planned the meal so we dug through Pinterest to make this easy on you.

Decorative candle votives

Take some extra clear candle votives or similar household objects and fill them with something different.

Good Housekeeping suggests filling the votive with unshelled walnuts, chestnuts or almonds and topping it off with a tea candle. Or borrow a few cranberries from your cranberry sauce recipe and fill the votives with them like Lady’s Little Loves did. Have a few extra minutes to spare? Tie a ribbon around the votive!

Greenery table runner
Have a green thumb and some extra greenery peeking out from your yard? Clip some of those sprigs to lay across your table on a table runner. No table runner? Cheese cloth will work for a rustic looking quick fix.

Burlap & Denim bundled four six-inch pieces of Euonymus from their yard with some gauge floral wire from a craft store and laid them across the table.

Clove oranges

Take some oranges from your fruit stash at home and use some of the cloves you may be seasoning the holiday turkey with to make a festive looking and smelling decoration.

Tie a ribbon around them like Homemade Gifts Made Easy did and display them in a bowl in the middle of your table.

Vase fillers

Fill mason jars or clear vases with fillers like dried leaves or mini pinecones. We like how Gloribell from the blog I Don’t Know How She Does It surrounded her mason jars with a few extra leaves and pinecones.
Spray paint!

Is there anything a little gold spraypaint can’t make look festive? Head to your nearest craft store to pick up some fall-themed items – pumpkins come to mind – to cover with gold spray paint. Just make sure to do this outside or in a crafty indoor space; no one wants to eat a gold turkey.

Lay your gold décor along a table runner or maybe in a clear vase.