Gold DIY Place Cards & Thanksgiving Tablescape

Pretty ideas for Thanksgiving tablescape with gold touches

Hi friends! Michaela here again to share with you my monthly entertaining ideas. It’s mid-November– say what?!– and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I wanted to give you a simple tablescape idea for Thanksgiving dinner, along with the easiest DIY place cards to add that special touch to the table top.

Materials: Mini canvases (found at Michael’s), black marker, gold paint, paint brush.

Step 1: Write the names on your mini canvases. Let dry.

Step 2: Using gold paint, lightly stroke the brush across the canvas, adding just a touch of gold on top of the lettering.

DIY place cards for Thanksgiving!

Gold painted DIY placecards for Thanksgiving dinner table

I just leaned these adorable canvas-turned-name-card up against an ivory pumpkin. I think ivory and white pumpkins are classic, and can definitely last without looking too Halloween, all the way through Thanksgiving.

For the tablescape, I put down a new gold runner, collected pretty candlestick holders, fall colored candles, larger pumpkins for the center of the table that I spray painted a metallic gold/silver color, natural looking placemats, china, a wine glass and pretty gold goblet (complete with an orange straw for sipping!), gold flatware, and a cloth napkin.

Beautiful gold tablescape with DIY placecards

Gold DIY Place Cards for Thanksgiving Table

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Fall Tablescape - Candlesticks

Details {contains affiliate links}| Gold Runner (sale!) / Placemats (similar) / Gold Flatware / Mercury Glass Candlestick Holder (similar) / Pumpkins: Trader Joe’s / Gold Rimmed Goblets (sold out; similar) / Straws

Most of these goods were found from around my home, which proves it really is that simple :) Since both gold and silver are “in” this year, don’t be afraid to mix metallics, creating a sparkly table for your guests. I hope this post put you in the mood for a little Thanksgiving decorating!

You can see a little video of the tablescape today and say hello to me over at my design blog or check out my interior design services on my website!



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  1. We are hosting Thanksgiving this year, and your place cards would be a beautiful addition to our table.
    Lynn Kellan recently posted..A Christmas/New Year’s romance to enjoy by the fireplaceMy Profile

  2. I am always looking for new place card ideas, and I simply love these. What a great addition.

  3. Really, really pretty!

  4. I’ve always wondered what to do with those cute little canvasses! These are very cute. And I love that middle candle holder, so lovely.
    Melinda recently posted..Painted Storage Chest and Etsy Giveaway!My Profile

  5. Gorgeous tablescape! I am envious of your talent, but appreciate that you share it. :)
    Lisa recently posted..A Little More on GratitudeMy Profile

  6. Love these…fabulous idea and so easy! Brilliant.

  7. LOVE this table setting.
    grabbing me some of those mini canvases for a bday dinner this weekend at our house!

  8. You ladies are so very talented! thank you for all the inspired ideas!
    Eileen recently posted..Death By Crafting.. the tassels from hellMy Profile

  9. So fun to make these name cards and get a head start on our Thanksgiving table!! Thanks, as always, for having me :)) xoxo
    michaela recently posted..Fashion: Rain Boots and Polka DotsMy Profile

  10. Love the elegant styling of this tablescape in pretty gold hues!
    Melanie {The Party Suite at Bellenza} recently posted..Weekly Roundup #14: Ideas for a Chic and Simple Friendsgiving PartyMy Profile

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