15 YouTube Videos to Watch for the Best Thanksgiving Table Ideas
It's difficult to believe that Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away! If you're looking for decor and centerpiece ideas for your Thanksgiving table, YouTube is currently bursting at the seams with all sorts of fun DIY projects and unique table decor hacks.
Here's a roundup of our favorite ideas to help you prep for your Thanksgiving soiree and ensure you've got major wow factor.
Use Gorgeous Platters as Decor
In this video, she goes through the step-by-step process of how to create the most gorgeous, Instagram-ready cheese plate I've ever laid my eyes on. It's a good reminder that we shouldn't forget to think of the food we serve as part of the overall table decor presentation. A beautiful platter like this one could work as a fantastic centerpiece, too.
Watch This: Updated Cheese Plate
How to Throw a Dinner Party
While this one isn't Thanksgiving specific, there's so much great information for your holiday table and beyond. Anthropologie teamed up to put this video together, so you'll find a gorgeous tablescape, as well as great ideas for a fall-inspired dinner menu.
Watch This: Throw a Dinner Party With Anthropologie
Create a Festive + Thrifted Table
If you've never thought about going to the dollar store to shop for your Thanksgiving table decor, this video will likely convert you. Do It On A Dime is the dollar store vlogger/blogger extraordinaire, so I always love to check out her videos for budget-friendly decorating ideas. She shows you her exact process for creating a fun and festive tablescape using all thrift or dollar store items. And yes, you can find way more organization, cleaning tips, and general thrifting ideas on her blog, too.
Watch This: Dollar Tree and Thrifted Tablescape
Make Your Own Table Runner
Truth time: I'm way too old to even think about reading Seventeen Magazine, but this super easy DIY table runner, caught my eye (and it looks easy enough that even a remedial DIYer like myself can handle it!). This runner would work great with a more modern Thanksgiving table decor scheme. And you can have fun with the messaging. "Give thanks" is always a great option, or you can get a bit cheeky and write out "Gracias, Merci" or "kthxbye."
Watch This: DIY Thanksgiving Table Runner
Try a New Color Scheme
This Thanksgiving tablescape idea includes feathers, a neutral black and white color scheme, and best of all, almost all the pieces are from big-box clearance sections! AtHomeWithNikki takes you through her table setup so you can easily recreate a similar vibe on your own Thanksgiving table. After you watch the video, stop by her blog for lots of decor, design and organizing goodness.
Watch This: Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea
Copy This Festive Centerpiece
One of my fave DIY and design gurus on YouTube is Mr. Kate. In this video, she takes you through an easy and inexpensive Thanksgiving centerpiece with flowers, candles, nuts and vegetables. This would work great for a more rustic or natural table and can easily be personalized depending on how large your table is or what elements you choose to use.
Watch This: Creative Thanksgiving Centerpiece DIY
Setting Your Thanksgiving Table
This video by StyleMeTV takes you through the setup of your table, showing you every single element they use for each place setting as well as the centerpiece. While they don't take you through the how-tos, you can see some super simple DIYs, such as popcorn candle holders and leaf place cards, can be easily recreated. There's also an easy napkin display technique here that I love (and am dying to copy myself!).
Watch This: How to Set a Thanksgiving Table
Creative + Modern Table Ideas
If you love a good paper craft DIY, this video from Bespoke Bride is the one for you. They take you through the setting of their Thanksgiving table and feature fun projects, like Instax picture place settings, individual bud vase flower arrangements and unexpected elements (such as straws in your wine glasses!).
Watch This: How to Decorate a Modern Thanksgiving Table
Where Everything Should Go on Your Table
This video by MyHabit done in conjunction with Bon Appetit magazine features one of the chicest Thanksgiving tablescapes I’ve seen on YouTube. I want to immediately copy the centerpiece they created using a dessert serving piece, artichokes and small flowers and plants. They also reinforce the idea of using food platters as decor, and present a gorgeous, swoon-worthy hors d'oeuvres tray that you'll likely want to screenshot like I did.
Watch This: Setting That Thanksgiving Table