I know it’s not even Halloween yet, but before you know it Thanksgiving will be upon us and our families will be crowding around the dinner table.
If you’re someone who likes to decorate their table, but you don’t have the budget to buy pricey fall table decor from a store, then this list is for you!
Here are 7 inexpensive Thanksgiving table decorations you can make from home:
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7 Inexpensive Thanksgiving Table Decorations
Fall is for pumpkins and this inexpensive Thanksgiving table decoration is so fun to do.
I like to use real pumpkins, but if you don’t want the mess of cutting and gutting a real pumpkin, faux works just as well.
All you will need is:
- A pumpkin (faux or real)
- Styrofoam block
- Fall colored flowers (check out all of my free paper flower templates and tutorial to make your bouquet)
Directions are easy:
- If you’re using a real pumpkin, cut off the top and take out the insides and seeds. If you have a faux pumpkin cut off the top
- Place your styrofoam block on the bottom of the pumpkin
- Stick your flowers into the styrofoam block. With real flowers it is a bit trickier, but still manageable
There you have it…a stunning table decoration!
Paper Bowl Fall Leaves
Modge podge crafts become really popular over the years, and they can add so much to any table decoration.
You just need are some fall leaves and a mixing bowl! Just wrap the bowl in some saran wrap and glue the leaves in layers. If you don’t have leaves on hand, make paper cut outs. Check out the full paper bowl tutorial here. So easy and very inexpensive.
Honeycomb Pumpkins and Gourds
This is how you can create a stunning inexpensive Thanksgiving table decoration using just paper.
All you need for this is some craft paper, glue and a pair of scissors. Check out my full tutorial on how to make honeycomb 3D sculptures for more details.
All you need to do is cut out the same shape in stacks, then do some gluing to assemble. Allow the stack to dry and then fan out when the glue has dried. Place your pumpkins on your table and admire your festive creation.
Fall is candle season! This is another fun way to that you already have around (paper) and some very inexpensive LED tea lights.
I like to use heavier cardstock so that the petals hold it’s shape but this works even if you are just recycling some magazine covers. Cut layers out and curl the petals. Then stack them together and glue in place. Check out my free tealight candle holder templates and tutorial for more details.
DIY Recylced Wine Bottle Vase
Take any glass bottle and reuse it as a table decoration with a simple coat of acrylic paint and some ribbon.
Check out more ideas here in my roundup of painted wine bottle vases.
Candle and Foliage Centerpiece
Not all Thanksgiving decor needs to be a shade of brown or orange. Try this muted foliage and black and white color combination for a modern take on Thanksgiving decorating.
Pinecones and More
Okay, so this particular pinecone I made out of cardstock but you can easier replace it with some real pine cones. I happen to live in California and there’s not much to pick from around the neighborhood so I had to make mine out of paper.
This next inexpensive Thanksgiving table decoration comes together in under 5 minutes.
You can really add any fruit you like, I like to use clementines since you can buy a lot for cheap.
Toss around some pinecones and whatever else gets you in the mood for fall, let your creativity take over!