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Last Minute Thanksgiving Table Decor

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This is a post and run type of post because I have to bake 3 dozen corn muffins for Molly's Thanksgiving feast at school (hi, Procrastination!  So nice to see you! Now scram!). But I wanted to show you what I whipped up at the last minute to jazz up our Thanksgiving table!  Nothing like waiting till the last minute, right?  So if you are behind on your Thanksgiving prep and still want to make the table look special, you can pull off these simple ideas in no time flat!

I used a blue and gold theme mostly because I had the blue burlap on hand. If you have any stash fabric that is remotely Thanksgiving-y get it out and use it up!  I made the runner by simply cutting a long length of burlap and fraying the sides. 

The place cards are squares of burlap onto which I hot glued a turkey cut from an old book. Then I used a marker to write the names. I used a gold marker first and it didn't show up as well so I went over it in black. That's why it looks funky. : )

The chargers were silver and I spray painted them gold. I also used a glitter spray paint to jazz up some little birds I had in my hoard. They were originally from the dollar store.

For a centerpiece, I used some leaves cut out of book pages and hot glued to a branch from my yard.  The little white pumpkins are from my fall/Halloween decorating. I just gathered them up from around the house and put them together in a cluster. Sometimes several of the same items grouped together gives a big impact!

A loop of ribbon hot glued to make a ring serves as a quick but fancy napkin ring. I had this glittery ribbon on hand but any pretty, thick ribbon will do!

So there you have some quick and easy ideas to add something new to your Thanksgiving table!  If you need more ideas, you can visit my Thanksgiving table round up!



  1. Jenny, this table setting is awesome! Absolutely love it.....

  2. They make glitter spray paint?? How am I not aware of this?

    Fun setting!


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