Hello fabulistas! The perfect touch for your Thanksgiving table is a fall-themed runner. You may be surprised by how much fun it is to create a unique table runner with things you already have around your home…you can always add some finds from a craft or home goods store to add some added interest.
Burlap is a wonderful, inexpensive, versatile fabric that’s a great start for a holiday table. Whether you want a rustic look, a romantic look, like the one created here, or a no-muss, no-fuss project where you can just add a bow to make it festive, the textures are great foil for adding your own embellishments. An extra plus is that it’s easy to clean after a big holiday meal.
I love talking long walks with my dog, Oreo, and now that it’s fall, I see leaves scattered all over the streets. Gather some of leaves from your neighborhood to create your own, nature-inspired table runner. Add scented acorns, pumpkins, candles (or electric tea lights) and more to enhance the look.
Recycle and Reuse
This fabulous table runner/centerpiece was created in a planter box and filled with seasonal elements. Buy real or faux-pumpkins, fill it with potpourri, scented candles and add moss, berries, and acorns to complete the look. Have some fun in a craft store and buy faux versions of some of the berries and leaves so you can use them from year to year. White candles elevate the runner by adding a little sophistication. It’s the perfect companion for any Thanksgiving table.
Two for One
This chalkboard table runner is a great way to setup the dessert table…instead of using note cards, you can write in chalk and be prepared for different courses. You can also add a cute note about the guests who brought each dish. To create the chalkboard runner, either purchase chalkboard paper at a craft store or buy chalkboard paint and paint a fabric runner. If you’re not a DIY-er, you can always find a pre-made one online.
Pumpkins and Votives
Another great alternative to a fabric runner…it can be tailored to match your home’s décor. Choose pumpkins within your color scheme, feel free to paint them for some extra pizzazz. Place berries or beads under your votive candles and add leaves and other fall elements to make it pop. A great embellishment can be found at your local craft store with faux vines, berries, or foliage. This way you can use it year to year; just remember to pair your craft store finds in with your natural elements. You can also link all of the pumpkins together and place this on top of a platter to move it when you’re ready to serve your Thanksgiving meal.
Rustic and Romantic
This rustic table scape gets an upgrade with flowers, candles and white pumpkins that serve as vases. Add extra candles so you can turn down the overhead lights and give the dinner a intimate ambiance. The runner itself can be any repurposed piece of wood you have in your home (provided it has no rough edges or sharp corners) and can also be moved as needed to accommodate your feast!
Table runners that act as centerpieces are a great way to set the tone of your holiday dinner. They embody the abundance of the holiday season and reminds us of the spirit of the season!