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Beautiful Thanksgiving Table Décor On a Small Budget

Create beautiful Thanksgiving table décor with upcycled tin cans, drop cloth scraps, doilies, buttons, and fresh Rosemary wreaths.

Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape with Fresh Mini Rosemary Wreaths

Thanksgiving Table Décor On a Small Budget

Upcycled tin can table decor. Cover tin cans in drop cloth scraps, add doilies, lace and ribbon and fill with fresh flowers for a beautiful, elegant yet rustic table setting. Perfect for Thanksgiving, weddings and showers. Get the details and more inspiration at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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 achieve the look your heart desires.

I decorated my entire Thanksgiving table for under $15.00 and the biggest portion of that expense was spent on fresh flowers.

Thanksgiving Table Decor - Mom's Vintage Dishes

I already had the beautiful bamboo dishes.  

They are vintage and were given to me by my Mother when I was a young bride.

Rosemary Sprig Mini Wreath

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.

Upcycled tin can table decor. Cover tin cans in drop cloth scraps, add doilies, lace and ribbon and fill with fresh flowers for a beautiful, elegant yet rustic table setting. Perfect for Thanksgiving, weddings and showers. Get the details and more inspiration at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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.

I have quite a few tin can crafts including a cute way to store ribbon reels and you can see that here.

Upcycled tin can table decor. Cover tin cans in drop cloth scraps, add doilies, lace and ribbon and fill with fresh flowers for a beautiful, elegant yet rustic table setting. Perfect for Thanksgiving, weddings and showers. Get the details and more inspiration at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

How To Decorate Your Tin Cans

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.

Upcycled tin can table decor, rustic and lovely. Cover can in drop cloth, add doilies, ribbon and a simple to make Rosemary sprig wreath. Table decor on a budget. Get the details and more inspiration at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

As an added touch, place a fresh Rosemary wreath to the front of some of the tin can vases.

The mini Rosemary wreaths can also be used as a napkin holder at each place setting.

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How-To Make Fresh Rosemary Mini Wreaths

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!

DIY Table Runner

Rather than use a traditional table runner or tablecloth, the table was crisscrossed 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!

Upcycled tin can table decor. Cover tin cans in drop cloth scraps, add doilies, lace and ribbon and fill with fresh flowers for a beautiful, elegant yet rustic table setting. Perfect for Thanksgiving, weddings and showers. Get the details and more inspiration at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com
Dining Room Table - Criss Crossed brown paper for writing what you're thankful for
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The paper can be used to write what each guest is thankful for, or as a doodle pad for kids…at the end of the meal, you can cut out your favorite parts of the “Thankful Runner”, date the back and include the authors name, and store it to look back on in the future.

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Place your favorite dishes (holiday paper plates are totally acceptable!) on the runner.

Chargers are such a nice touch but large doilies look beautiful as well. Vintage dishes seem to be a bit smaller than newer sets of dishes and you can use a smaller charger.

Place a pen at each place setting for your guests to write on the doily (if using a Sharpie, it may bleed through so pens will work better for this purpose!).  

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.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Julie Briones

Sunday 15th of September 2019

Such a beautiful idea and so affordable for fall centerpieces, Mary Beth! Always love having you at TTA!

Melissa Storms

Monday 7th of November 2016

I am in love with the antique French green enamelware coffee pot at French Garden House. The chandeliers are just awesome.

Deborah

Monday 7th of November 2016

Mary Beth I always know where to look when I want to be inspired and creative - you never run out of ideas! Love the idea of the paper on the table instead of a tablecloth.

I went on over to French Garden House and fell in love with a chair - the Elegance Collette Beach House, to be exact.

Mary Beth

Monday 7th of November 2016

Thanks so much, Deb! xo

Teresa Harral

Monday 7th of November 2016

Love your blog! Your Thanksgiving table on a budget is beautiful, sweet and very simple but comes across as very elegant yet homey. Thank you for your lovely blog and pictures!

Mary Beth

Monday 7th of November 2016

Thanks so very much, Teresa!

Sharon

Sunday 6th of November 2016

Your florals really pop! So beautiful! The French Garden House has an antique watering can I would love to use as a centerpiece filled with flowers.

Mary Beth

Monday 7th of November 2016

Thank you, Sharon!