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November 19, 2013

Easy DIYs For Your Thanksgiving Table

Last week I shared this as a guest post, but I also wanted to share all the details on my site as well.

So here are a couple of easy, inexpensive DIYs to glam up your Thanksgiving table.  And if you've been reading for awhile (thank you) it's no surprise that gold, glitter and leopard will be part of this year's thankful table :)

The first DIY is this gold, glitter table runner.  It always seems as though I can never find a table runner to fit my style.  So after several unsuccessful attempts to find one that I liked enough to purchase, I decided to make my own. 

I love Target's $1 wrapping paper!  It's the perfect size to use in the middle of a table.  I found this brown polka dot paper which I really liked but felt it needed a little something.  So using a gel adhesive with a round sponge applicator and gold glitter, I was able to transform it into a chic table runner.  *tip - If you want to reuse your runner, you can go to the hardware store and have an inexpensive, clear laminate piece cut to protect it from drinks, etc.
Next up are these gold leaf place cards.  I wanted to add a special touch to my place setting and I think these hit the mark.

A couple of weeks ago, I took my family on a scavenger hunt for leaves.  We decided on these big maple leaves, so we collected about 10 and I pressed them in a book for about 2 weeks.  Next I pulled them out and added a quick coat of gold metallic spray paint.  For the names, I used clear laser labels.  Once I found a font I liked I simply printed and cut out each name and stuck it to the leaf.  I considered writing the names with a sharpie, but my handwriting is not the best, so this worked better for me.

In addition to my DIYs, I finished off this table with animal print ribbon, candles, and some fresh flowers.  I love how simple it is, and it is really pretty at night when all the gold and glitter shimmers in the dim lights.  Looking forward to sitting here with my family in only a few short days!

Hope you all have a great day!

In case the gold bug has not bitten you, here is my much different Thanksgiving tablescape from last year.  The link below the picture will get you to the full post. 

{sharing here: the blissful bee}


  1. Loved it then, love it now. :) Beautiful setting!!!

  2. Love it Becky. Love the touches of gold and the leopard print ribbon is a bit unexpected!

  3. You have such a beautiful home Becky! I love the centerpiece from last year too! Where is your dining table from?

    1. Thanks so much are so sweet! My husband actually built our dining table from reclaimed wood! Hope to do a full post about that someday :)

  4. Love your beautiful table and chairs and your table setting is stunning. So beautiful and so elegant. Thanks so much for linking ot Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  5. Oh my goodness, so simple! But SO beautiful! Looooove. Thanks for sharing!

  6. The table looks amazing! I wish I was having Thanksgiving at my house this year!

  7. Lovely Thanksgiving table setting. The gold leaves make a wonderful impact! Check out our Thanksgiving Table if you get a chance!

  8. This tablescape belongs in a magazine!!! Well done, friend! Now come help me finish mine! :)

  9. That is a great idea for a table runner - just DIY! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

  10. I LOVE what you did with the wrapping paper!! Everything looks gorgeous!


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