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The Perfect Friendsgiving DIY Table Decor

Hosting turkey day dinner at your place this year? Impress your guests (and keep your sanity) with a beautiful, disaster-proof DIY table set up.

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1. Pinwheel Table Runner

You could spend your time embroidering a beautiful one inspired by the stars, but your friends are gross and dirty and they're just going to ruin it anyway — so stick with this cool paper version that you can make and toss after someone inevitably drops a giant blob of cranberry sauce on it.
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You could spend your time embroidering a beautiful one inspired by the stars, but your friends are gross and dirty and they're just going to ruin it anyway — so stick with this cool paper version that you can make and toss after someone inevitably drops a giant blob of cranberry sauce on it.

2. Mini Gourd Candles

Keep the candles tea light-sized, because drinking wine + reaching across tables = something catching on fire.
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Keep the candles tea light-sized, because drinking wine + reaching across tables = something catching on fire.

3. Milk Carton Vases

Your friends definitely don't need to be manhandling grandma's antique glass vases. Take an exacto knife and some paint to an empty milk carton and pile in the blooms for instant idiot-proof prettiness.
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Your friends definitely don't need to be manhandling grandma's antique glass vases. Take an exacto knife and some paint to an empty milk carton and pile in the blooms for instant idiot-proof prettiness.

4. Coffee Filter Flowers

Real flowers are expensive, yo! Take some of those leftover coffee filters and make enough of these babies to fill your place and save on cash.
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Real flowers are expensive, yo! Take some of those leftover coffee filters and make enough of these babies to fill your place and save on cash.

5. Animal Place Card Holders

Sarah hates Beth because she used to date Shane and Kara can't be near Jeff after he insulted her dog at Jason's 4th of July party last year. Yeah, seating arrangements are freaking complicated, but at least everyone will have something shiny to stare at while they're mulling over their hatred.
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Sarah hates Beth because she used to date Shane and Kara can't be near Jeff after he insulted her dog at Jason's 4th of July party last year. Yeah, seating arrangements are freaking complicated, but at least everyone will have something shiny to stare at while they're mulling over their hatred.

6. Painted Napkin Rings

OK, so this probably isn't the occasion to waste your good linens (and a trip to the laundromat) but fancy napkin rings around a stack of paper towels is just as classy, no?
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OK, so this probably isn't the occasion to waste your good linens (and a trip to the laundromat) but fancy napkin rings around a stack of paper towels is just as classy, no?

7. Printable Placemats

In keeping with the "easy disposable" theme, toss some cardstock in your trusty HP and print out a series of these rad vintage-inspired printable placemats.
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In keeping with the "easy disposable" theme, toss some cardstock in your trusty HP and print out a series of these rad vintage-inspired printable placemats.

8. Framed Chalkboard Menu

Chances are at least one person is going to complain about what you're serving. Slap the menu up on a framed chalkboard to ensure they are allowed maximum airing of grievance time.
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Chances are at least one person is going to complain about what you're serving. Slap the menu up on a framed chalkboard to ensure they are allowed maximum airing of grievance time.

9. Printed Cocktail Napkins

Use these little printed guys to passive-aggressively remind your guests that clogging up your sink with their leftover turkey scraps is so NOT OK.
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Use these little printed guys to passive-aggressively remind your guests that clogging up your sink with their leftover turkey scraps is so NOT OK.

10. Tiered Dessert Tray

Pro tip: Never ever everevereverever forget dessert. Enough said.
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Pro tip: Never ever everevereverever forget dessert. Enough said.

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