This year I challenged myself to put together our Thanksgiving table for $40 or less. This was a fun challenge for me & I was so happy to be able to support some friends in the process. Since I ALWAYS do florals, I think my family will be surprised to see there is no floral element to this year's table. I wanted to keep it super simple and monochromatic. Especially because the food, wine glasses & loud voices add so much 'flair' to the space. ;)
Below is how we made this happen. My favorite tip for tables: forget about your rug and walls and buffet and color of your picture frames. Treat the table as a blank canvas.
Linen Runner: $6 I bought some linen from Joann's (had a coupon) I frayed the edges (just pull threads out until you're happy, for real) and then I wash it. I chose not to iron it because I love the texture it adds.
Candlesticks: our "focal piece" this year is our candlesticks made from a Northern Michigan birch that fell. I'm pretty much obsessed. My friend Sandra Michalik is a ridiculous talented artist. She whipped these up for me with some fancy drill. (having creative friends helps with tablescapes) Love them? Get them here.
Tealights $3: Bonus to using tealight candle holders is that tealights are hella cheap. I spent $3 on 50 lights.
Antlers $10: Antlers are hot right now. These ones a just a few dollars each at the craft store.
Fairy Lights $12 : I am obsessed. Plain and simple. This is a FORTY FOOT STRAND. The longer the strand the more light you can jam into a table runner. Enjoy
Pumpkins: These are leftover from halloween still! $1 each ;)
Green bits: foraged for free ;)
Grand total for our centerpiece: $31 I'll admit staying under budget was easy with Sandy helping me with these candleholders, but listen friends- get creative & I promise you can do it too. Another great way to achieve this look, is to find a birch branch, section it up, and use just white candle with birch sticks tucked in along the runner. Have fun with this!
A friendly reminder that height, texture & light are key with any type of home design project.
Enjoy & Happy Thanksgiving!