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5 Easy Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Decorating your Thanksgiving table shouldn’t be hard, or break the bank. These 5 easy Thanksgiving table decorations can be done for little to no money. You may already have everything you need in and around your home to create Thanksgiving tablescapes and simple centerpiece ideas.

Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece

It’s all about the pumpkins and leaves for this one. You can use mini pumpkins, white pumpkins, or even leftover Halloween pumpkins. And be sure to gather a lot of fall leaves, if you have them in your area. 

Items Needed

  • Faux Pumpkins In All Colors
  • Candle Holders (Optional, if you already have some)
  • White Candles
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Sponge Brush
  • Fall Leaves (Either from your yard or get fake ones at the craft store)
  • Greenery (Either from your yard or get fake ones at the craft store)


  1. Place the greenery and leaves in the center of the table over your table runner.
  2. Add the colorful pumpkins throughout the greenery.
  3. Be sure to use big pumpkins and small pumpkins.
  4. If you don’t have colored pumpkins, get white ones that you can paint.
  5. Paint the pumpkins in light blues, classic orange, and tan. Any earth tones will work great for this project.
  6. You could also use mason jars in place of candle holders.
  7. For an added touch, place some pine cones throughout the centerpiece.

Thankful Table Runner

It’s easy to decorate the dining room table with a DIY table runner. Just use what you already have in the home to save money. You can use brown paper, burlap, or construction paper. You can have your guests decorate it, or just decorate it ahead of time.

Items Needed

  • Brown Butcher Paper
  • Colored Markers
  • Leaf Cookie Cutter Or Templates


  1. ​Cut the paper or burlap 6 – 8 inches longer than the length of your dining table. 
  2. Place the paper flat on the table.
  3. Using the cookie cutter or template, trace leaves all over the paper, be sure to leave room for your guest to write what they are thankful for.
  4. Place a marker at each place setting so your guest can write their note on the paper.
  5. Be sure to keep this if you can, so you can share it next year with your guests to remind them of what they were thankful for. 

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Thanksgiving Place Settings

No Thanksgiving dinner table is complete without a beautiful place setting. With just a little creativity and a few items from around your house, you can create these Thanksgiving table decor ideas without spending a fortune. You don’t have to be a crafting genius to create simple Thanksgiving table-setting decor. As the place setting is only 1 of the 5 Easy Thanksgiving Table Decorations, you can really add as much decor as you want to create the perfect Thanksgiving table.

Plate Charger

Start your place setting with a braided plate charger. I bought these on Amazon, but you can also get them at places like Target or Walmart. Then layer your plates, bowls, and napkins on top of the charger.

Napkin Holder

Create this beautiful napkin holder with wood leaves, ribbon, and a little hot glue. You can either use wood leaves for a natural look or have fun painting them to match your gorgeous DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece.

Giving Thanks Turkey List

Creating something fun for your guests doesn’t have to cost a lot, and these can be used as DIY Thanksgiving table decorations, or place cards for your guests. 

Items Needed

  • Small to-do list Pad or Strips of White Paper
  • Brown Tags or Brown Paper
  • Ribbon In Fall Colors
  • Orange Or Red Marker
  • ​Pens For Your Guest
  • ​Hole Punch


  1. Cut the tags out of the brown paper, and using a hole punch, place a hole at the end of each tag.
  2. Using the orange or red marker, write “Turkey List” on the brown tag.
  3. Roll the white paper and tie it to the brown card with the fall ribbon.
  4. Place one at each place setting for a little Thanksgiving table décor.

Last Minute Thanksgiving Appetizers

Have you ever tasted something and decided this must be what heaven tastes like? Well, this Thanksgiving appetizer is pretty darn close to that. These bacon-wrapped, sweet carrots are one of the yummiest things I have ever tasted, and they are so easy to make. They also add some beautiful color, which makes them 1 of the 5 Easy Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Items Needed

  • Carrots 
  • Knife
  • Bacon (I used already-cooked bacon)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Sheet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel the skins off of the carrots.
  3. If they are large carrots, you may need to cut them into thinner strips.
  4. Wash them and stab them a couple of times.
  5. Place the carrots on a paper plate.
  6. Microwave the carrots for 2-4 minutes, just enough to make them slightly soft.
  7. Wrap the carrots the the pre-cooked bacon and place them on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  8. Sprinkle brown sugar over the carrots.
  9. Bake the carrots for 10 – 15 minutes, until the bacon is crispy.
  10. Place them on a plate and drizzle maple syrup or honey for an added touch.

Easy Mini Pumpkin Pies

There is nothing better after Thanksgiving dinner than a yummy piece of pumpkin pie. This one is fun and easy to make, even the kids can get involved in making these yummy pumpkin pies. Just head to your local grocery store for all the items needed. This not only takes less time than baking all day, but it adds a little Thanksgiving decor to each place setting.

​Items Needed

  • Pre-made Pumpkin Pie
  • Circle Cookie Cutter
  • Whipped Cream in a Can
  • Nutmeg or Cinnamon
  • Mini Paper Doilies


  1. ​Using the cookie cutter, cut circles of pumpkin pie out of the premade pie.
  2. ​Place each pumpkin pie circle on a doilie.
  3. Add whipped cream to the top of each circle.
  4. Sprinkle nutmeg or cinnamon on top
  5. How To Give Thanks And Decorate Your Home

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