Simple and Cute Thanksgiving Tablescape How-To

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Are you still decorating for fall, or have you moved on to Christmas? I am a little in between, mostly because I need to paint my dining room. I still have fall out in full force, but Christmas is dying to come out and play! Now that it’s getting dark so early, don’t you agree?

At the beginning of the fall season, I went out and found all the items to make a Thanksgiving tablescape for my dining room table. I absolutely loved the way it turned out and can’t wait to share with you how I did it. It’s pretty, not expensive or difficult, and will be a cinch to clean up.

Then I can move on to Christmas, right?  

My Thanksgiving tablescape is perfect for the entire fall season. I picked subdued fall colors so I wouldn’t get tired of seeing it. I’m not big into decorating for Halloween, it’s just not my holiday. But, I do like to decorate for fall! I crave fall temps as soon as September hits. So decorating for fall helps make me feel like I can extend the season.

I picked up a distressed decorative rectangular tray and some neutral (fake) pumpkins. Use real if you prefer. Gourds would be really cute. Another great idea? Acorn, butternut, and other edible squash. Clean-up will be particularly satisfying that way too! This year, my fall color scheme was mostly black, grey, and white, so I really liked these muted fall-tone pumpkins

For the base of the tray, I needed a little greenery, and this eucalyptus was perfect. It is a soft green, and won’t clash with the other tones in the box. Feel free to use whatever is on sale.

Those three items really make a great centerpiece, but I did add some ceramic pumpkins. Only because I already had them on hand. You can find some fun pumpkins or pinecones at Michaels or Target or wherever you get your crafting supplies.

Finally, I found a cute runner for my table (here’s another cute runner) and centered the filled and decorated tray on top. You can add candles, bowls of apples or candy corn, or any other sort of fall-themed decoration on the sides of the tray if you desire.

If you recreate this centerpiece for your Thanksgiving tablescape, tag us on Instagram at @VTMom so we can see your creation and share it in our story!

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Guest Writer: Sara Barrow Gilliam

A wife and mom going through it with grace and great friends! Follow Sara on Instagram @sweetsouthernloveco and check out her Etsy shop.


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