Setting the table for your Thanksgiving dinner may be the last thing on your mind if you are worried about prepping an entire meal for your guests. We have three simple yet lovely ideas for setting each placesetting. All three use items that we happen to have around.
The first placesetting was made by using burlap and fabric that we have saved in our craft closet. We happened to have several large squares of burlap left from Brittnee's wedding decorations. If you had any neutral fabric or even just neutral colored placemats laying around either would work perfectly.
We love the pop of color with the fabric on top of the burlap. You could do all of your placesettings in the same color fabric. Or it could be very fun and cute to do different and coordinating colors for all of them. All we did was iron our fabric and cut a rectangle that was a little bit smaller than out burlap.
We recycled our pumpkins from our DIY fall centerpiece for the name cards. All we did was add glitter to the stem of our already white pumpkins. Then we cut some chipboard into rectangles, wrote on the names, then placed them on the pumpkins by sticking a pin through on the two sides. To dress it up a bit more we put the pin through a sequin before putting it through the chipboard.
For the second placesetting, you need burlap, cloth napkins, twine, small flowers and card stock. We had all of these things on hand as well. Again you can use burlap if you'd like. Or if you have a neutral fabric or neutral colored placemats they will work too.
Fold your napkin and lay that on your plate. Then using twine, other cute string would work too, wrap your silverware together. We had some cute little fake flowers that we cut apart and used as a little embellishment for the silverware.
We cut a rectangle out of card stock and folded it in half. Instead of having name cards for this one, we decided it would be fun for each person to write what they are thankful for.
Our third and final placesetting is the most simple, but could be so much fun for you or even your kids!!
You can buy a roll of craft paper at the dollar tree. We always have some laying around because we use it for so much. We cut out the number of rectangles we needed. And then used washi tape to put them in place. This also helps because the corners tend to roll up. Then we traced a large dinner plate. After that we drew on fun embellishments and wrote "be thankful." This is one that even the kids could help with. It could also be fun to write different sayings on each one or each persons name.
Each of these ideas are simple and quick for you to make, but they are so fun and cute and we know your guests will be so impressed. We hope you get inspired to dress up your table for Thanksgiving!
Have a great weekend!!
Britt & Sky