You want to have a “Wow-factor” to your Thanksgiving table. I have some simple tips to do just that!First, decide on a color scheme. You definitely need to do it around what dinnerware you already have. I have decided on blue, orange and white this year.
I found this fun fabric at Hobby Lobby, on sale now. I bought some peel&stick hemming tape to make my diy tablecloth. (If you have never used this stuff, it is great for hems coming undone and quick-sew crafts.)
Spread it on the table evenly.
Then add some flowers.
I chose white hydrangeas for this year’s dinner table because of their delicate feature and bright green leaves. Then you need to add some fruit of some kind. Try to use something seasonal if you can. I chose small pumpkins.Then you need to add some other objects to balance the color scheme. You could use figurines, ribbon, china accent pieces, etc. I chose to use some blue-patterned porcelain pieces.Next add your plates.It’s okay to mix-and-match patterns. Here I am using a blue-trimmed dinner plate…..With a different blue-patterned salad plate on top. Next you need to add your napkins and flatware. Decide how you want your napkins folded, and if you want napkin rings or not.I decided against napkin rings and went with a simple fold of the napkins this time.Add your drink ware.Finally, you need some place cards. You can get as creative as you want. I found these mini-faux gourds 80% off now at Hobby Lobby.I added some thin blue, satin ribbon and some gold Sharpies.I wrote names on the gourds. And tied some ribbon. You can place your place cards anywhere near the place setting. I chose on top of the plate here.And you’ve got a festive, simple table with a bit of “WOW!”
Do you have fun ways to decorate your table? Please do tell!