These Thanksgiving table ideas incorporate one of Fall’s hottest trends: copper! Move over gold and rose gold, copper is trending this year and it’s trending hard. Copper is everywhere. From Crate and Barrel to Pottery Barn, to West Elm and Williams-Sonoma, all of the major retailers are majorly crushing on this metal. Measuring spoons, serving trays, canisters, bar ware … there are pages upon pages of entertaining and tabletop items featuring atomic number 29. How can you incorporate this popular trend into your fall tablescape? Here are six Thanksgiving table ideas that will help you get this beautiful look, for less!
A simple copper charger is a quick, easy and cost-effective way to bring this look to your table. We love these copper chargers (and especially like their price point). To add an additional design element on top of the chargers, I simply got a little creative with my Cricut maker. Using some basic white plates I found at Dollar Tree, I personalized each plate with this “Give Thanks” design in removable green vinyl. These plates are for decoration only and that’s okay. At $1 per plate, the investment was minimal. And the removable nature of the vinyl will allow me to re-use them for additional upcoming celebrations. Plus they really add a “wow” factor to the tablescape. Win. Win. Win!
How cool are these? In fact, their coolness may only be outmatched by how easy they were to make. With just a few sprays of Rustoleum Copper Spray Paint, we transformed some cheap plastic pumpkins into a truly beautiful design element. They were so easy to make and add so much impact to the table.
PRO TIP: Be sure to use plastic pumpkins and avoid the styrofoam ones. The former will turn out looking great, while the spray paint will melt the latter. Here are the pumpkins we used for this project, which worked really well.
DIY COPPER WINE GLASSES
Earlier this year and thanks to the reality show, Love is Blind, copper wine glasses were all the rage. VonShef Copper Wine Glasses were sold out on Amazon and other online retailers for months. And they are still hard to find. With knockoffs starting at about $13 a stem, I went in search of an alternative. Come to find out it was easy. These painted, DIY, copper wine glasses, for a little more than $1 a stem, are simply a fantastic addition to this table.
DIY COPPER VASES
I love the pairing of green hydrangeas with these copper hues The colors complement each other really well. And as long as we were painting items, it was an easy decision to also paint round and square glasses vases with the same Rustoleum Copper Spray Paint. It was an easy DIY that really tied everything together on this table. At a little more than $1 per vase, it was a great investment that really paid dividends.
COPPER LOOKS GREAT WITH GREEN (AND EVEN GOLD)!
My favorite color to pair with copper is chartreuse green. And perhaps that is a natural choice, since copper’s shiny finish turns to green when it’s exposed to the elements. To incorporate this color, I used these woven placemats, as well as green hydrangeas.
In addition, my favorite gold flatware (also trending this year) seemed the most stylish choice for this tablescape. Don’t be afraid to “mix metals” on a tabletop. As you can see, hese two work great together. Finally, beige napkins were a the final touch at each place setting. For this table, I liked placing the napkin underneath the flatware. It made the gold tones stand out a bit.
COPPER PAIRS WELL WITH NATURAL ACCENTS
Copper is a natural element. To complete the centerpiece on the table, I played off of this. Natural sprigs of eucalyptus, dried grasses and moss helped to fill in the empty spaces between the pumpkins and the vases.
Love this look? We have even more Thanksgiving tablescape ideas you’ll love. Check out: A Few Simple Touches Can Take Your Fall Table from Welcoming to “Wow!”