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Fast, Cheap & Easy: 10 Budget DIY Decor Ideas for the Thanksgiving Table

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Fast, Cheap & Easy: 10 Budget DIY Decor Ideas for the Thanksgiving Table

November 26, 2019

So busy prepping and cooking for Thanksgiving that you forgot about the centerpiece? Not to worry: Below, 10 easy and inexpensive decor ideas from our archives for the fancy-free, charm-filled Thanksgiving table.

Above: It doesn’t get any simpler than this. All you need is a leaf to decorate each white plate. Photograph from a Portland, OR, Kinfolk dinner, from 7 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Decor Ideas.
Above: While you’re in the grocery aisle shopping for Thanksgiving sides, grab some extra veggies to decorate with. Photograph by Alexa Hotz, from DIY: A Thanksgiving Centerpiece (for Under $10).
Above: Elevate the classic Thanksgiving bounty with a few standout blooms. Photograph by Leslie Santarina for Remodelista, from Setting the Thanksgiving Table with Sam Hamilton of March in SF.
All that&#8\2\17;s required for this sweet botanical napkin ring: seeded eucalyptus, hypericum, and rosemary (all three available at many grocery stores), jute twine, and silver florist wire. Photograph by Erin Boyle, from DIY: Botanical Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving.
Above: All that’s required for this sweet botanical napkin ring: seeded eucalyptus, hypericum, and rosemary (all three available at many grocery stores), jute twine, and silver florist wire. Photograph by Erin Boyle, from DIY: Botanical Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving.
A gorgeous botanical arrangement made by Justine that can be kept on display through winter, it consists of store-bought cotton branches, millet, and pear branches. Photograph by Justine Hand for Gardenista, from DIY: A Winter White Holiday Bough.
Above: A gorgeous botanical arrangement made by Justine that can be kept on display through winter, it consists of store-bought cotton branches, millet, and pear branches. Photograph by Justine Hand for Gardenista, from DIY: A Winter White Holiday Bough.
Above: Leaves hung from clear fishing line in a dinner for the launch of Kinfolk Table hosted by Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers. Okay, this one is admittedly more time-consuming to fabricate, but think about all the money you’ll save!
We love decorating the table with little potted succulents. Justine went a step further by turning those succulents into a wreath. Photograph by Justine Hand, from DIY: A Succulent Wreath to Display All Year.
Above: We love decorating the table with little potted succulents. Justine went a step further by turning those succulents into a wreath. Photograph by Justine Hand, from DIY: A Succulent Wreath to Display All Year.
Above: Have some particularly vibrant fall foliage in your yard? Consider enlisting your kid to gather them for a centerpiece. Photograph by Justine Hand, from DIY Foraged Foliage: The Prettiest Bouquet of Autumn.
Above: Local Milk blogger Beth Kirby created this clever hanging centerpiece with foraged vines. Photograph by Beth Kirby, from Thanksgiving on a Budget: 7 Tips for Tabletop Decor from Stylist Beth Kirby.
Above: A sprig of rosemary makes for an artful and fragrant place-setting topper. Photograph by Michelle Slatalla, from DIY: Thanksgiving Outdoors.

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