Hello Fall! It’s such a fabulous time to invite some friends and family over for a special dinner. After all, Thanksgiving is almost here and what better excuse than to practice those table decorating skills, right? I was recently asked to participate in a challenge by some fellow crafting friends to design a tablescape using homemade items. I had never designed an elaborate table setting but I thought it might be a fun challenge to try something new.
So here it is – this is my take on a rustic fall Thanksgiving table setting. I love the pops of color against the wood and various metals.
I made the paper flower bouquet using my Cricut Explore Air 2 (click here to see more about this fabulous machine) and various paper from Michaels. It was my first time making paper flowers with the Cricut and let me just say it was a game changer! It was so less time consuming than drawing and cutting by hand. And look at the various styles I was able to make – aren’t they just the cutest flowers you have ever seen?!?! I simply glued the paper flowers to a skewer and trimmed to the length needed to fit in the vase.
I used some items from around the home, such as the galvanized metal chargers, white plates and table runner. The cute pumpkin THANKS place cards were also made with the Cricut Explore Air 2. I was amazed how the machine could use a pen and emulate handwriting.
I had fun incorporating natural elements, too, such as these succulent pumpkins I found at the Target dollar spot. I used a few other succulents in my metal cans, too.
And this little owl was a favorite piece I bought last year. He seems to be perching in all my fall vignettes lately. Too cute! Pumpkins are from Target and I believe they are still available this year.
I had fun designing my fall table and I think I am ready to host a few dinners. I was glad to find out that a fancy tablescape does not necessarily require a lot of money. Using existing decorations from your home as well as making some things not only is more economical but adds a personalized touch. I hope this post stirs up some ideas for your own fall tablescape; please feel free comment with other fun ideas. Have a wonderful fall!