Thanksgiving Week continues here at Home with Cupcakes and Crinoline and today, I’m also part of the bHome Bloggers Thankful Tour. Not only will you be inspired by all of the beautiful inspiration being shared but there is a wonderful giveaway as well. Scroll to the bottom for all of the details!
Thanksgiving Table Decor On a Small Budget
There are so many beautiful ways to decorate when money is no object or when you have a fairly high budget for such things but when you are limited and want to spend wisely there are still so many ways you can decorate. I decorated my entire Thanksgiving table for under $15.00.
I already had the dishes. They are vintage and were given to me by my Mother when I was a young bride.
The napkins were on clearance at Target, less than $2.50 for a set of 4.
The flowers at each place setting are all from a large bouquet of Mums I purchased at Sam’s Club for $7.98.
The “vases” that the flowers are in are recycled tin cans. I like to save the big ones from canned tomatoes, wash them up and then wait for opportunities to use them.
To decorate these I loosely cut scraps of fabric from drop cloths to fit each can. I pulled out my stash of doilies and vintage linens and ribbon scraps and wrapped those around the cans. Each can is decorated differently and yet all together they look beautiful. I also taped a button to one – I used double-sided tape so that I can easily pull it off and reuse the doily and the button.
As an added touch add a fresh Rosemary wreath to the front of some of the tin can vases.
Snip a sprig of fresh Rosemary and form it gently into a circle wrapping the ends together with twine.
Tie a simple bow and attach. The aroma is amazing!
The table was criss-crossed with paper from a paint paper roll. Remember the Pallet Wood Memo Board I made? This is paper from that roll. I use it so often and it’s super handy on the Memo board. p.s. If you’re thinking of making some Christmas gifts this year the Pallet Wood Memo Boards would be great – easy and inexpensive as well!
Vintage dishes seem to be a bit smaller than newer sets of dishes and you can use a smaller charger. I have some larger doilies (vintage as well) that worked perfectly beneath the dishes. My thought behind using the paper instead of a tablecloth was that each guest can write down on the paper what they are thankful for. It’s a great reminder plus a wonderful conversation starter. The writing may go through the paper so if you are using a Sharpie be sure to adjust for that with extra paper.
Place a pen at each place setting for your guests. Rather than have a plain pen wrap the barrel in washi tape keeping with the theme of your table and making even the pen special.
Now, for the rest of the bHome Tour plus the giveaway! Check out each of the blogs listed below (and the beautiful graphic to see what’s being given away…you will LOVE It!) then stop by French Garden House – look around, pick out your favorite thing and tell me what it is in a comment on this post. That’s it….you’ll be entered!
You can see my Thanksgiving tablescape from last year here.
Thanks so much for stopping by!