15 YouTube Videos to Watch for the Best Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Wow your holiday guests with these unique Thanksgiving table decor ideas straight from the depths of YouTube.

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.

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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

We love to visit Cupcakes and Cashmere for fashion, food, beauty and style inspiration on the regular. Lucky for us, Emily's YouTube channel is just as much fun as her blog.

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.

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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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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!).

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!).

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.

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