DIY Thanksgiving table decor from your backyard? Yes!
How’d I do it you ask? I shopped my back yard last week, and found lots of sticks, twigs, foliage, leaves, and pinecones, and decided to spray paint and repurpose them into a few different Thanksgiving table decor settings.
It turned out beautifully and on budget — I plan to use this method each year. You just can’t beat free!
Here’s my haul.
In this setting I gathered some leaves, foliage, pinecones, a tree slice from Vivi’s 1st bday party, some votives, and my two plastic spray painted pumpkins from a couple of years ago.
To start, I spray painted the leaves and foliage, and left the pinecones natural. The tree slice is painted a vibrant hue on one side, and natural on the other side — I opted for the natural side in this setting to keep it simple. Finally, I laid everything out on some burlap fabric.
To set it up, I placed the pumpkins toward the center of the table, then added the rest of the elements from there. Simple and easy.
This one has a similar feel, but I replaced the two large plastic gold pumpkins on the wood slice with a cloche full of six pinecones. I wanted to mix them up, so there are two natural, two metallic gold, and two copper gold spray painted pinecones.
Then I added in a few small white mini pumpkins as well — still very simple.
These sticks left me very pleasantly surprised! I spray painted a handful of random sized sticks a metallic gold, and laid them out down the center of the table so they all over overlapped. Then, I added five votives evenly down the runner.
This one is so unexpected, and I love that it can even be transitioned to the winter holidays by adding a handful of faux shimmery snow like so. Love it!
What do you think of my DIY Thanksgiving table decor? Moving forward I’ll always make sure to shop my yard before I hit a craft store for holiday decor. 🙂
Have any ideas to add? I’m all ears, so please share int he comments.