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18 Homemade Thanksgiving Table Ideas That Even the DIY-Challenged Can Manage

There’s definitely a time and a place for store-bought table decor. You bet your bottom dollar that we’re gonna use cute red and white checkered table cloths on 4th of July and Whitney Port’s adorable paper plates for Easter brunch — but for Thanksgiving, carefully curated, homemade tablescapes are totally in order.

We know what you are thinking. Thanksgiving is already hectic enough with the 1.2 million main courses and side dishes we’re expected to cook gourmet-style when we’re hosting the holiday. Now we have to make our decorations, too? Sounds like a lot to pull off, but we promise with some easy DIY inspiration, you can do it. Of course, you can also enlist the help of friends and family who are attending your feast, because DIY projects are just more fun when you have someone to do them with. 

They’re super easy, but these Thanksgiving tablescapes are so gorgeous, your guests won’t even know they’re DIY.

Originally published November 2015. Updated October 2017.

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