Thanksgiving Tablescape

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Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas & Decorations

Seen on Style Me PrettyIf you’re in the holiday mood, you will love this Thanksgiving table setting designed by The Bride Link and Custom Love Gifts! From pumpkins to caramel apples, gold, and platinum, we were so excited to photograph this lovely Thanksgiving themed table with natural white, ivory, and cream colors!

This DIY Thanksgiving table setting was at Dara’s Garden, and it provided a festive autumn backdrop with leaves and a barn. The table, chairs, bench, and hutch were provided by Restoration Rentals, and Melissa Timm provided the floral centerpieces. Event Rentals by Rothchild provided the place settings and linens.

The Bride Link and Custom Love Gifts styled the Thanksgiving table setting with a variety of pumpkins painted with different metal colors and textures as well as candlesticks of varying heights from the Custom Love Gifts line of DIY woodcrafts.

DIY kits and finished products seen in this shoot can be purchased online at Custom Love Gifts.

Be sure to check out the step-by-step DIY directions at the end of this post for items seen in this Thanksgiving tablescape!
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DIY Thanksgiving Table

DIY kits and finished products seen in this shoot can be purchased online at Custom Love Gifts.

1. Painted Pumpkins: Pumpkins are not easy to paint unless you know a few basic tips. The most successful way to paint a pumpkin is to first prime it, then use spray paint for the color coat. If primer is not used first, the painted pumpkins will easily chip and wear. Using primer will allow you to rearrange the pumpkins without risk of paint chipping. We also found it difficult to keep paint from touching the stem of the pumpkin. We tried taping off the stems of the pumpkins, but we still could not manage to keep paint from touching the bottom of the stem. This process was especially difficult with the miniature pumpkins. Our solution was simple: we decided to spray paint the entire body and stem of the miniature pumpkins. The larger pumpkin stems were easier to tape off, but the paint still touched the stem in some areas. We discovered simply scratching the paint from the stem with our fingernails was the fastest and easiest way to remove the paint.

2. Painted Candlesticks: All the candlesticks in the shoot were wooden candlesticks. We spray painted them gold, silver, and bronze. The bronze spray paint used was Rustoleum Hammered Metal Spray Paint. The silver and gold paint used was Rustoleum Universal Metallic Spray Paint

3. Place Setting: Moss and sorbet cups were the perfect bedding for tiny pumpkins, spray painted with Rustoleum Universal Metallic Spraypaint in gold.

4. Silver Tray Stands: These elegant little tray stands were a simple DIY project. Just a little rub of sand paper and a dollop of epoxy was all that was needed to attach a glass candle stick to a silver tray.

5. Pie in a Jar: The adorable pie in a jar desserts were so easy and delicious! We layered the pie crust recipe with store bought pie filling and baked them in the oven for 45 minutes at 450 degrees. A brocade fabric with metallic gold details was used to dress up the Cherry flavored pies. For the Apple flavor, we chose a simple white on white leaf design fabric with a metallic gold bow and gold tulle underlay for the jars “outfit.”

Pie Crust Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup white sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Tip: Crust packs best in the bottom of the jar when fresh and warm.

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