Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the rustic, cozy, comfy atmosphere the day brings to my home along with the family and friends—and a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, of course! I try to set my table with Thanksgiving decor that invokes a sense of rustic warmth. I don't use one large centerpiece because it has to be removed when the turkey is placed on the table. Instead, I make a pretty DIY for each place setting.
I used used recycled tin soup cans for this DIY making it cost-efficient andc eo-friendly. Best of all, the tin coordinates beautifully with the silverware and reflects the warm glow of a candle. A 3-inch (in diameter) candle fits perfectly into the can—making it look like it was meant to be!
- soup or dog food can (cleaned thoroughly)
- candle, 3-inches in diameter
- textured fabric (burlap or tweed work well)
- cuttings from foliage
Step 1: Cut fabric wide enough to cover the can and long enough to wrap around it. Secure it to the can by wrapping a few pieces of raffia around the can. Tie in a double knot. Cut away excess.
Step 2: Place a candle on top.
Step 3: Place on the table.
If you would like your table to have a centerpiece, make a few candle holders and line them up along the center of the table. Or, group a few of the candle holders on a tray that can easily be removed when it is time to make room for the turkey. You can even use one of the candle holders as a small vase. I use fall foliage from my yard to make the cans into vases for the place settings at each end of the table.
Or, you can also place one at each place setting.