You may remember my trip to New York a couple of weeks ago. I attended the Lowe’s Deck the Halls party and came away with so many fun decorating tips for the holidays. The DIY Thanksgiving table settings ideas in the dining room were some of my favorites. Brittni and Gabriel, of curbly.com designed this Scandinavian style dining room with woodsy and earth tone accents juxtaposed with a black and white backdrop. The result was eye catching and inviting. Take a peek at their space and learn how to make DIY wood chargers and birch votives for your own holiday celebration.

DIY Thanksgiving Table Settings

DIY Thanksgiving Table Settings

I had the best time chatting with Brittni and Gabriel about their space. They are both so “down to earth” (no pun intended) and fun to be around. The color palette they chose was brilliant. I asked about their inspiration, and this is what they said:

“Our design inspiration was Scandinavian cabin. We wanted to create a cozy space that was warm and inviting, while also maintaining a clean, modern vibe. You’ll see lots of DIY touches throughout the room as well, like the wood chargers, the storage box installation, and a few easy to make centerpieces. We stuck with a neutral base of black and white. Then built on that with warmer pops of color for fall/ Thanksgiving that can easily transition into the cooler winter months and holidays.”

DIY Birch Votive Holders

How to Make Birch Votives:

Use cut birch limbs or logs in various sizes to create votives using a a power drill and a hole saw in the desired diameter. Once the hole has been cut in the top of the log, add a glass votive and a small candle.

DIY Painted Wood Chargers

DIY Wood Chargers:

The wood chargers were made using a circular saw. So you just cut out circles from pine plywood that are slightly larger than the measurements for the plates you plan to use. Then, prime and paint each piece. Super easy!

Easy DIY small cup arrangement

rustic holiday table setting

Brittni Mehlhoff is the editor of papernstitch and also writes for curbly.com. She is a lover of handmade and mid-century modern, and you can find her writing about cool DIY projects such as these mentioned above.

Gabriel Cabrera, editor of The Artful Desperado also writes for Curbly’s brother site, ManMade. He is a Vancouver-based Community Specialist and a devoted fan of all things art and design.

This post is filed under DIY and HolidaysThanksgiving.

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DIY Thanksgiving Table Settings photos by laura trevey