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18 DIY Thanksgiving Table Decorations & Thanksgiving Side Dishes

By: The editors of

This Thanksgiving, gather your friends and family around a beautiful table for the big meal. We’ve gathered DIY Thanksgiving table decorations that will turn any ordinary holiday dinner into a spectacular event. These simple Thanksgiving tablescapes will liven up the room and make the celebration that much more special. All of our Thanksgiving table decorating ideas are easy to make and with step-by-step direction, any sewist can complete these lovely decorations. But what would Thanksgiving be without the delicious side dishes? Every chef needs Thanksgiving side dishes to complement the turkey! We’ve teamed up with our friends at Mr.Food to come to bring you some of the yummiest Thanksgiving side dishes you've ever tasted. Dig into warm and tasty stuffing, potatoes and more. When Thanksgiving rolls around this year, you’ll be prepared with fun DIY Thanksiving table decorations and appetizing Thanksgiving side dishes.


18 DIY Thanksgiving Table Decorations & Thanksgiving Side Dishes


Simple Thanksgiving Tablescapes


These simple Thanksgiving tablescapes are easy to make and are sure to bring a fun and festive feel to your holiday celebration. Choose fall colors and check out these DIY Thanksgiving table decorations. Make the night extra special with a beautiful tablescape that everyone will be impressed with.

Fall Leaf Table Runner and Napkin Rings
Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Style Napkins
Fall Leaves Table Runner
Harvest Table Runner
Last Minute Kids' Thanksgiving Placemat


Thanksgiving Table Decorations


Once you've created the tablescape, check out these Thanksgiving table decorations. The kids will love the Dinner Kidlet Set and the Handprint Softie. You can even personalize each seat with place card holders. Just to give your table that extra special touch, make any of these Thanksgiving table decorations.

Thanksgiving Dinner Kidlet Set
Handprint Thanksgiving Softie
Turkey Placecard Holder or Pin Cushion
Reversible Quilted Place Mats
Fall Foliage Placemats


Tasty Thanksgiving Side Dishes


Our friends at Mr. Food want to share some tasty side dishes with you. Of course, when celebrating Thanksgiving, the side dishes are the all stars. Dig into any of these tasty Thanksgiving side dishes and enjoy everything you love about these flavorful treats.

Country Style Green Beans
Sweet Potato Casserole
Baked Cranberry Sauce
Traditional Herb Stuffing
Patchwork Potatoes


Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes


And for a few more delicious Thanksgiving recipes, we found even more ideas on Every table needs a savory turkey and sweet cranberry sauce. Not to mention, who doesn't love fresh out of the oven rolls to enjoy with the meal? Check out these delicious Thanksgiving recipes to serve up this holiday.

Herb Roasted Turkey
Pull Apart Herbed Rolls
Baked Cranberry Sauce



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