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Posted by In Bloom Florist on November 18, 2019 | Last Updated: May 4, 2023 DIY Holiday

3 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas


Putting the finishing touches on your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving gathering but stuck on table decor ideas? Here are three easy tablescape ideas to get you inspired!


1. Greenhouse Gathering 


To create this look we used:

  • An assortment of airplants
  • Two potted plants
  • Glass candle holders
  • Marble tile name tags
  • Rattan place mats
  • Mismatched plateware

If you have houseplants—you have everything you need to create this “Greenhouse Gathering” look. Watch as we transform this table into a green dream with a couple of potted plants and airplants!

For our centerpiece, we placed pillar candles in glass vases in the center of the table and placed a few xerographica airplants around the vases to create a 360°, circular centerpiece look. We accented the centerpiece with glass candle holders that made great makeshift airplant holders! To finish this look off, we took two potted ferns and placed them at the ends of the table to create height without interfering the flow of conversation at the table, and placed beautiful marble tile name tags on each plate.



2. Fall Desert 


To create this look we used:

  • An assortment of bud vases and candle holders
  • Amber glass goblets
  • Rattan fans
  • Fresh floral and greenery stems
  • An assortment of dried botanicals

Watch as we demonstrate an easy, last-minute tablescape idea in this season’s most popular color palette: Desert Fall!

For this look, we took an assortment of bud vases and makeshift bud vases like antique brass candle holders and filled them with an assortment of dried botanicals (like the ever-popular pampas grass) as well as fresh floral like poppies and tulips in warm hues. We finish off the look by accenting gold chargers with vintage rattan fans and pieces of fresh greenery, and added some drinkware like antique amber glass goblets.


3. Foraged + Found


To create this look we used:

  • Loose stems of greenery and floral
  • A variety of produce
  • Mismatch plates
  • Wooden candle holders with taper candles
  • Wooden bud vases

Love the look of garlands? Watch as we demonstrate an easy, low-cost way to create a garland look with a loose greenery table runner!

This look is all about minimal materials and pulling from materials you may have on-hand. We took silver dollar eucalyptus, seeded eucalyptus, salal, and sword fern leaves that we cut from outside (Florida has great foliage everywhere if you look!). Without binding the greenery together, we laid the greenery along the table: starting with a base of the silver dollar eucalyptus and building in pieces of the other greenery varieties to add dimension. We added in pops of color by using some produce we had on hand– pomegranates, pears, radishes, beets, and oranges. Then, we finished off the look with some wooden candle holders and bud vases filled with some small filler flowers, and some mis-matched plateware with pieces of greenery.



How will you decorate your Thanksgiving table this year? Share your creations with us by tagging us at @inbloomflorist on Instagram or on Facebook. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!