DIY: Thanksgiving Dinner Tablescape

The holiday season is now upon us. Table décor doesn’t have to be an afterthought! Wow your guests with a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner tablescape that won’t take days to create (or break your budget), by checking out our take on an easy and stunning setting for your holiday dinner table!

A closeup of the Thanksgiving dinner tablescape with name cards, pumpkins and napkin holders.

Tablescape vs Centerpiece:

Our designers chose to create a stunning Thanksgiving dinner tablescape instead of a centerpiece. Why, you might ask? Because for one, tablescapes are becoming more popular for table decor rather than bulky centerpieces. Tablescapes also allow you to actually see all of your guests at the table! In just a couple of simple steps, you can create this fantastic tablescape for your upcoming Thanksgiving celebrations!

See below to create the look, and happy holidays from the iNSPIRE Q Design Team to you!

Holiday table decor showcasing entire Thanksgiving dinner tablescape.
A couple holding hands at the Thanksgiving dinner tablescape.
A fruit tart being served for Thanksgiving dessert.

inspire q holiday tablescape materials

What you need:

  • 1 six foot strand of fall garland (available at most craft stores)
  • 12 pumpkins in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes.

We chose to focus on gold, bronze, white and warmer orange hues to give off the perfect Fall vibe!

  • 3 candle holders

We chose to use holders of varying heights to add a dramatic effect to this tablescape!

  • 3 candles
  • Name cards &  pen


  1. Group the garland down the center of the table.
  2. Then add the candle holders.
  3. Finally, add the pumpkins.

Voila!  You now have transformed your Thanksgiving table into a beautifully decorated holiday tablescape, and yes, it’s that simple!

Holiday table showing iNSPIRE Q DIY Thanksgiving dinner tablescape.

BONUS: Make sure your home smells as great as it looks with our EASY 10 step crockpot potpourri! 

For more holiday décor inspiration, visit our holiday Pinterest board or our holiday category of blogs! And if you liked this post, then be sure to check out our latest posts, our social media, and our YouTube channel for more tips and tricks from iNSPIRE Q.