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Thanksgiving Table Display

11/19/2015 | Lynn Lilly
Thanksgiving is coming around again and with that it means time to set the table and decorate the house for all the guests coming over.

I am going to place this display by the front entry to the house. It helps decorate the house, and also serves as a place to hold my name signs for the guest to pick and place at the seat of their choice. I made two different name signs, one for kids and one for adults.

Mini Sign Holder Tutorial

1) Placed a 3″x 4″ sheet of cardstock (in red, yellow or Kraft inked with brown) inside the Deflecto 3″ x 4″ Mini Slanted Sign Holder.

2) Cut a second sheet measuring at 2.5″ x 3.5″ from the same colors mixing them around so the two sheets of paper are not the same and also inked them with brown ink.

3) Cut out three swirl shapes and ink in brown.

4) Wrap the in twine (brown/white, lime green, orange, and yellow).

5) Cut a 0.75″ x 1.5″ section of the paper for the name and write with a brown calligraphy pen, ink the edges of the paper, and glue down.

6) Add in some Thanksgiving stickers and some gems or sequins of choice as seen.

7) Place a mini sign at the place setting at the table for your guest to know where they sit, or let the guest place their own name sign in a seat of their choice when they arrive.

I also created some simpler same signs using the Deflecto 1.5″ x 2″ Mini Slanted Sign Holder. I am using these for the kids table.

I used the same method as the above signs, cut a sheet of orange stripe paper cardstock, but I did not ink it. I then wrapped each in brown and white bakers twine, added a Kraft name to the bottom (off center to the right) and added the pumpkin stickers.

For the display, which I will place by the front door with the names signs for the guest to place at the seat of their choice. Well to a point, the adults are at the adult table, and kids are at the kids table.

I then took a burlap sack and stuffed it with crumpled paper to help it fill out, and place it in the back of the arrangement. I then had these cute stuffed pumpkins and a stuffed turkey I placed around the sac. I did not want the pumpkins to hide, or the display to look flat. In comes the Deflecto Sign Risers, they measure 3″, 4″, and 5″ high.

I placed a couple of pumpkin on the risers and then put the 3rd pumpkin in front of the legs of the risers to help “hide” it.

They are a clear acrylic, so they are not super visible, but I did want to cover it up a bit.

There are many ways to decorate Thanksgiving, at the table, on a mantle, in a front hall. Layering lots of textures and colors (all in the theme of autumn colors) always works well!! Gobble Gobble!!

Products used can be purchased at, or you can click HERE and enter your zip code to see where you can purchase Deflecto Craft products near you.

Supplies Used:

Larger Name Signs

Plastic Signs – Deflecto

Paper – Canvas Home Basics

Twine – May Arts

Ink – Prima

Stickers – Paper House

Pen – Marvy

Dies – Die~Namites Dies

Sequins – Hazel and Ruby

Gems – BoBunny

Adhesive – Xyron

Small Name Signs

Plastic Signs – Deflecto

Paper – Canvas Home Basics

Twine – May Arts

Ink – Prima

Stickers – Paper House

Pen – Marvy

Adhesive – Xyron

Table Decor

Placemats – Canvas Home Basics

Sac – Canvas Home Basics

Risers – Deflecto

Deco Pumpkins – Erin Reed

Name Signs – Erin Reed

Stuffed Pumpkins

Stuffed Turkey


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