My DIY Thanksgiving Table

Each year for Thanksgiving, I alternate back and forth between going home to visit my family in Chicago and staying in Houston and hosting a Friendsgiving. This year, Kyle’s family is coming to town and we are hosting at his house! We spent the entire weekend menu planning, grocery shopping, and cleaning in anticipation, so I was happy I had figured out my plans for decorating a few weeks before!

This year I wanted to make a tablecloth and cloth napkins to use. In order to make them more versatile for multiple holidays, I decided to use a black and white classic buffalo plaid for the tablecloth with a green fabric for the napkins. I figured this would work just as well for Christmas, and possibly even for other times of the year. Making tablecloths and napkins is so easy! For a table cloth, all you need to do is cut the fabric to the size of the table +about 6″ all the way around. For napkins, cut out 18-20″ squares. Fold the edges of the tablecloth and napkins over 1/2″ all the way around, iron, and then repeat. Sew along the edges and you’re done!

To brighten up the table, I bought yellow flowers in all sorts of shapes and sizes which created a cohesive look, while still being interesting and fun. To finish off the table, we used simple white plates, white pillar candles in various sizes, and white tea lights.

How are you decorating your table this year? If you love this look and don’t want to DIY the tablecloth and napkins, I have linked similar items below.

Decorating Details: Plaid Tablecloth (similar tablecloth) – made by me | Green Napkins (similar napkins) – made by me | Pillar Candles – IKEA | Tea Light Holders – IKEA

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