With the cost of the turkey, the fixings, and the sides you’re probably going to spend a lot of money on Thanksgiving this year.
Usually, that means the decorations become somewhat of an afterthought.
But they don’t have to.
Here are some cheap Thanksgiving table decoration ideas that are sure to be a hit.
1. Give Thanks Box
You can put flowers or pumpkins or whatever fits with the theme of your Thanksgiving spread. This Give Thanks box is so great because it fits a variety of tables, from the elegant to the homey. You can find it here on Etsy.
2. Color Wrapped Wheat Centerpiece
Add a splash of color to your dinner table with this DIY color wrapped wheat centerpiece. Michael at Inspired by Charm shows you just how easy it is.
3. Pumpkin Pie Stencil
Make your dessert part of the décor! Whipper Berry shows you how to print out a Thanksgiving stencil and then add it onto your pumpkin pie for that little something extra.
4. Table Runner
A table runner is a great way to make your table look more festive without taking up some of that valuable table space meant for food. Seasoned Homemaker explains how to make a fall table runner for about $10.
Or if you’re not the sewing type, you can find a rustic fall table runner here on Etsy.
5. Rustic Fall Pumpkin Basket
Use this basket as a centerpiece or a cute napkin and utensils holder. The basket is perfect for the center of the table or at the beginning of the buffet procession for those larger family gatherings. You can find it here on Etsy.
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6. Painted Leaf Place Setting
You don’t need fancy napkin rings for your Thanksgiving place settings. Instead, make these elegantly painted leaf napkin holders courtesy of Christina Williams Blog.
7. Thanksgiving Napkins
Go that extra mile for your dinner guests with special Thanksgiving Day napkins. They’re surprisingly cheap and they make clean up a breeze. Double bonus! You can find them here on Etsy.
8. Paper Leaf Place Cards
Maybe you don’t want live leaves on your plates, but these are just as good as the real thing. Bless’er House shows you how to make the printable place cards for all of your guests.
9. Place Card and Snack in One
It’s a place card. It’s a snack. It’s both! This awesome place card is great for all your guests to snack on before they get to the main course. Thanks You Are My Fave!
10. Go for the Gold!
It’s amazing what you can do with a little gold spray paint and a plan of attack. A Pumpkin and a Princess created this golden table setting.
11. Turkey and Gobble Confetti
This festive decoration is the perfect addition to the kids’ table. It will keep them busy and talking while the food is being served up. You can find it here on Etsy.
12. Apple Votive Candles
Give your guests a little mood lighting with these apple votive candles. Little Green Notebook shows you how to make then with actual fresh apples.
13. Thanksgiving Favor Box
Put a little something extra on the side of each guest’s plate. That Cute Little Cake offers up these DIY party favors. Fill them with whatever you want!
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Who are you hosting for Thanksgiving?