If you have months and months to think about your Thanksgiving tablescape (who does?), it might be easy to come up with something great. But what about the hostess that doesn’t quite have the mostest (i.e., me). In case you “know someone” similar, I’m showing you how I created an easy Thanskgiving table. Almost everything I used came from my entertaining stash (which is pretty small), and I spent less than $10 on everything else.
Here’s how I cut corners and cost:
A $3 roll of brown kraft wrapping paper makes the perfect table runner—and easy clean-up afterwards!
I mixed and matched my place settings. (Don’t you love a mismatched table?) The chargers were originally silver ones from the Wal-Mart holiday clearance aisle (last year) that I spray painted gold. The white plates are my grandmother’s china and the blue and white plates were a flea market find.
I picked up these notecards in the Target dollar section for easy place cards.
The cabbage centerpiece was in the clearance section in the Lowe’s garden section for $5.
I’ve been buying up glass candle sticks at Goodwill as I see them. I painted the clear ones white to match the ones that were milk glass.
I added a few strands of beads to my table. Easy way to add some texture without taking up too much space.