Looking for creative ideas for the Thanksgiving table? From Thanksgiving DIYs to tons of decor ideas, this post has everything you need for the perfect Thanksgiving table.

ideas for the Thanksgiving table

Can I tell you how happy I am at this moment?

It’s COLD here.

Wonderfully, amazingly, crisp and cool and chilly.


And I live in Texas.

It takes a long time to use Texas and cold in the same sentence.

So to celebrate this sweater weather, I want to discuss Thanksgiving. It’s about a month away and I’m already sending dinner invitations to the turkey, gravy, and my mother’s cranberry bread.

I have 15 different ideas for your Thanksgiving table today from some of my favorite friends. From Thanksgiving DIYs to every different type of table decor for the dining table, I have the tips and decor for you.

Here are 15 creative ideas for the Thanksgiving table.

15 Creative Ideas For The Thanksgiving Table

1. Ideas for setting a Friendsgiving table

There’s nothing better than Thanksgiving with friends.

Mine show up with food and I set the table. Start with a hydrangea centerpiece and add woven pumpkins with book page leaves at each place setting.

You can even add names onto the leaves for each person.

See other Friendsgiving table ideas along with the prettiest serving pieces here.

ideas for the Thanksgiving table centerpiece

2. DIY Twig Vase and Thanksgiving Table Decorating Ideas

Hello free vase, I’m looking at you.

Aren’t these the cutest twig vases this side of the Mississippi?

Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse shares the DIY for these along with tons of other Thanksgiving decorating ideas.

See the post here.

ideas for the Thanksgiving table pumpkin centerpiece

3. DIY Pumpkin Centerpiece

Every Thanksgiving table needs a centerpiece and this one is perfect for fall.

It looks like something the pilgrims might have created.

Heidi from Eleanor Rose Home put this together with seasonal fresh florals and an heirloom pumpkin.

See the entire DIY here.

4. Start a new Thanksgiving tradition this year

Around here we are all about traditions.

From the Macy’s Day parade first thing in the morning to my grandmother’s china on my mother’s Thanksgiving table.

Kristin Lenz from White Arrows Home shares some of her family’s Thanksgiving traditions.

See them all here.

ideas for the Thanksgiving table gratitude cards

5. Free Printable Thanksgiving Gratitude Cards

Cindy from DIY Beautify set her table with these cute napkins and decorated her table with gratitude cards.

Her Thanksgiving guests share what they are thankful for, then they write what they are thankful for down on the card and then she decorates with them.

You could decorate a mantel or your table or even tie the Thanksgiving cards onto a tree.

See the printable cards here.

ideas for the Thanksgiving table artichokes and magnolia

6. Magnolia and artichoke centerpiece

I want to live in a world where magnolia leaves and artichokes are friends.

This is such a simple centerpiece that all started with a wooden bowl.

Jen from Midwest Life and Style created this easy and beautiful decor for the Thanksgiving table.

See the how to here.

ideas for the Thanksgiving table rustic centerpiece

7. Simple Rustic Centerpiece Idea

Thanksgiving doesn’t need to be complicated.

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.

Simply 2 Moms created this centerpiece in minutes (and you may have most of this around the house already).

See the rustic centerpiece here.

ideas for the Thanksgiving table with decorated hutch

8. 9 Clever Tips for  Hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner

I love this hutch and the way it’s decorated.

Stacy from Bricks ‘n Blooms shares how to set the table and tons of other tips for reducing Thanksgiving stress.

From decorating the front door entry to extending your dining room table, there are so many ideas in this post.

See all 9 tips here.

9. Decorating for Thanksgiving with Vintage Finds

You know I’m all about vintage finds.

We’ve discussed thrifting and my grandmother’s china in the last two posts.

Ann from Dabbling and Decorating creates the prettiest Thanksgiving table with all her vintage finds.

See the table here.

10. How to Create the Perfect Thanksgiving Table

I have never used feathers to decorate my Thanksgiving table before.

But after I saw this table from Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm, I’m planning a table around them.

And look at the simple place setting with pomegranates.

See the entire table here.

11. DIY Cornucopia Project

I’m always on the lookout for cornucopias.

They are kind of hard to find sometimes.

So why not make your own? Wendy from WM Design House shows you how.

See the DIY here.

12. Colorful Thanksgiving Table

I love thinking outside the box when it comes to colors for the Thanksgiving table (blue and white I’m looking at you).

Mary from Bella Terra put together the sweetest Thanksgiving table in shades of pink and red and purple.

See the entire table here.

13. DIY Dried Wheat Bundle

Looking for an easy DIY for the Thanksgiving table?

What if you made your own DIY dried wheat bundle?

Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill shows you how.

See the DIY here.

14. Boho Cottage Thanksgiving tablescape

I love the fresh take on this Thanksgiving table.

Jen from Tatertots and Jello put together this table that’s rustic and neutral with a little sprinkle of boho.

See the entire table here.

15. Vintage Thanksgiving Tablescape

I can’t stop staring at this table.

That couch. That farmhouse table. Those velvet pumpkins. The greenery.

Every detail is amazing and it’s all put together by Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest.

See the entire table here.

I hope you discovered a little inspiration for your Thanksgiving table.

Did I mention it’s about 30 days away?

I’m so ready for all of it.

Especially now that Thanksgiving weather is here. 🙂

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  1. Image for Peg Peg

    You're making me get that cozy fall feeling!! It's such a beautiful time of year for all of us to be thankful!! xoxo

  2. Image for Marlene Marlene

    These are all so creative don't know if I can use just one, maybe I'll use a little out of 2 or 3 of them. Thanks for these ideas.

  3. Image for Gwen Gwen

    Sorry. No such thing as Macy’s Day Parade. It’s the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. We haven’t added an extra day to the week yet!

  4. Image for Jennifer Howard Jennifer Howard

    Can we talk about the arrangements on your mantle?? Are they a DIY...gotta scroll back up and blow up the pic to get a closer look!! I hope it stays cool down there and you need to say it like you are up here "swea-tah weeea-thhaaa" So happy you joined us!

  5. Image for Jen Jen

    Goodness! Your table is gorgeous, KariAnne! I love the pops of blue. So classic! I love all of the Thanksgiving inspiration. Thank you for including my magnolia and artichoke centerpiece in the round-up. Cheers!

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