DIY: Thanksgiving Dinner Tablescape

The holiday season is now upon us. Table decor doesn’t have to be an afterthought! Wow your guests with a beautiful holiday 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!

closeup of thanksgiving holiday table with namecards, pumpkins and napkin holders

Tablescape Vs. Centerpiece:

Our designers chose to create a stunning 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 Team to you!

holiday table decor showcasing entire tablescape

couple holding hands at holiday thanksgiving table

fruit quiche 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


Group the garland down the center of the table, then add the candle holders and finally, 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 tablescape

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

For more holiday decor inspiration, visit our holiday Pinterest board!