Beautiful & Easy DIY Thanksgiving Table on a Budget

Thanksgiving Table Decor

Sharing a beautiful & easy DIY Thanksgiving table with a gorgeous maple leaf centerpiece, a plaid tablecloth, white dishes & homemade pumpkins on a budget with pictures.

A good friend reminded me the other day just how special Thanksgiving is.

In our culture today it is one of the only holidays that gifts are not exchanged and the only holiday we celebrate being thankful. 

Jason and I are incredibly thankful for all of you. 

Thank you so much for supporting us not only in the chronicling of the crazy DIY projects through the many years but for being present in supporting the process with us.

In the many ups and downs we have had. 

We are truly thankful for all of you!

Beautiful & Easy DIY Thanksgiving Table

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Sharing a beautiful & easy DIY Thanksgiving table with a gorgeous maple leaf centerpiece, a plaid tablecloth, white dishes & homemade pumpkins on a budget with pictures. #thanksgiving #thanksgivingtable #falltable

This year we celebrate Thanksgiving with my family which happens very rarely. 

Thanksgiving Table with Red Maple Leaves as the Centerpiece

I added a gorgeous red maple branch to a clear vase as the star of the show for this year’s Thanksgiving table centerpiece.

Thanksgiving Table Decor

And the best part is that was entirely free from our yard!

Maple Leaves as Name Place Cards

I used a few extra leaves to make name place cards at each Thanksgiving table setting.

I wrote the names with a chalk marker.

We are going to write down what we are thankful for on a leaf with a chalk marker and leave in a bowl to be read during the meal.

Thanksgiving Table Decor

Plaid Throw as a Thanksgiving Tablecloth

I decided not to hide our farmhouse table & instead added a plaid blanket throw from Ikea as our Thanksgiving Table cloth/ runner this year.

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Simple White Thanksgiving Table Settings

White china, white cloth napkins, clear glassware, green napkin rings, leaf name tags written with chalk markers kept the table settings simple.

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Homemade Velvet Pumpkins as Thanksgiving Table Decorations

To make our farmhouse table a little more personal and unique I added a few velvet pumpkins as well as a store bought mercury glass pumpkins as decorations to our dining room harvest table.

See how easy it is to create DIY velvet pumpkins at your home for less than $2 each HERE.

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Candles & a Fall Wreath as Thanksgiving Fireplace Decor

I added a fall magnolia wreath wreath along with a bunch of candles to decorate our dining room fireplace with.

The candles add an element of warmth & welcome to our fall dining room.

Thanksgiving Table Decor

I hope this shows you how simple & easy it is to set a beautiful Thanksgiving table on a budget & inspires you to create a similar one at your home.

Thanksgiving Table Decor

Happy Thanksgiving,

by Tara Lehman

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    1. Hi Christine! Thank you so very much for following me:) The color is Sherwin Williams Manor Brown. I have to confess I chose the paint as much for the name as for the color:). We love the color and I can’t imagine ever changing it!

  1. Dropping in from BNOTP. I love how you used the plaid throw on just the center of the table. It’s what caught my eye in the thumbnail for Tablescape Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Tara,
    Your Thanksgiving table is elegantly done using natural elements within your design, dear friend!!!
    Like you, the gifts of Thanksgiving are those “present” at our table!!!
    Blessing to you and your family!!!

  3. I just wanted to let you know this gorgeous tablescape is going to be one of the features at the Something to Talk About Link Party on Monday. Hope your weekend is restful and relaxing, Hugs, CoCo

    1. Wow CoCo thank you so much for featuring our thanksgiving table! Thank you for the party too:). Hope you had a great weekend and take care, Tara

  4. Your table is beautiful, love the cozy throw used on the table! And how wonderful to have a fireplace in the dining room. Featured at Be Inspired this morning. You always inspire me!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by to see my Thanksgiving table Cindy! I will definitely take more closeup pictures next time! Thanks for the suggestion:). Take care, Tara

  5. I love your brown and white dining room…I have one, too; and I adore that you’ve set a table for 12. Isn’t it so much fun to gather the whole family at your table?! The
    autumn leaves as your centerpiece is a simply, yet stunning idea. I love it! Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my DIY Thanksgiving Table Mary! To keep the fall branches fresh for Thanksgiving, I would put your leaves in a bucket of water until a little before it’s time to serve the meal. You could also use try fake leaves as well. Hope this helps!

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