Nov 03
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DIY Tips for Your Thanksgiving Table That’ll Make You More Thankful

Posted by Cascade Village

Thanksgiving tablescaping may not be as talked about as bread stuffing or the Macy’s Day Parade, but it’s oh-so-important for hosts. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the whole making-dinner-for-twelve thing, these DIY tips are sure to make you thankful. 

DIY tips let you work smarter, not harder this holiday 

At first thought, “do it yourself” seems like it’ll be harder. As if you have time for that, right?! But DIY tips are where experts do the hard work upfront so you have more time to, say, sneak bites of apple pie filling before you bake that beauty. One of our favorite go-to’s for anything DIY is Pinterest, but you can find inspiration anywhere (just look outside!). Here are our favorite recommendations made easier with the CVSC.  


Tip 1: Get creative with veggies 

Veggies aren’t just good for a well-rounded diet. They also make fantastic decor. Pick up some small to medium-sized pumpkins at Trader Joe’s, crack open some non-toxic paint, and get to creating. What color you paint your pumpkins fully depends on the vibe you want for your Thanksgiving table. For example, go for white and gold if you want subtle luxury. Or, paint bright fall colors for a more casual tablescape. 

What says fall harvest more than a cornucopia? Pick up a cone-shaped basket from Ross or Bed Bath & Beyond and fill it with gourds, leaves, corn, and flowers. 


Tip 2: Go for artsy fall vibes 

You can’t go wrong with channeling an artsy vibe and that, plus the jewel-toned colors of fall, is *chef’s kiss.* Head to Bed Bath & Beyond to find all you need for a stunning, yet simple tablescape. Our DIY tips for pulling this one off include fabric pumpkins, wheat bundles (in your vase of choice), and expertly placed tea lights. Add in leaf-shaped appetizer plates for a little pop of color and you’ve got a tablescape that’ll leave your guests awed and amazed. 


Tip 3: Brighten it up with pops of color 

Adding bright pops of color to your table creates a fun atmosphere for guests. Don’t be afraid to mix complementary colors and find creative ways to add them to your table. For example, we love to mix and match these placemats and napkins from World Market or add a bright pop from colorful candles

Color doesn’t have to be overwhelming either. If you want to keep it subtle, consider setting the table with neutral tones (creams, beiges, light greys) and adding color with an oversized vase in the center filled with interesting faux pampas grass


Find all the supplies to turn these DIY tips into reality at the CVSC

If there’s one thing we know about hosting the Thanksgiving feast, it’s that using DIY tips for everything from the side dishes to the tablescaping will make it feel less overwhelming. Find everything you need and more at the CVSC

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