Fall Tablescape & DIY Name Cards

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With these cooler temps the last couple days, I’ve had FALL on my mind.  It’s kind of hard not to when it’s my favorite time of the year.  To me, there’s nothing cozier than a sweatshirt, pumpkins and hot apple cider.

Today, I’m sharing this month’s “Create and Share” challenge.  The challenge was to create a fall tablescape with a DIY project mixed in.  Perfect! RIGHT up my alley as I just can’t get enough of fall decor.  The image above displays mine and 6 other blogger’s DIY projects and tablescapes.  Make sure to stop by their blog to check out their beautiful tables! I made name cards as my DIY project to incorporate into my tablescape.  These would be perfect if you’re entertaining this fall, especially Thanksgiving.  They are super easy and cost hardly anything.  I mainly used mother nature’s goodies!

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First, I went out and found some large leaves and acorns.  I gave them a quick wash and let them dry.  Next, I applied some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to them.  I did’t want to paint them “perfectly,” just a nice “rustic” paint job is what they got!

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Next, I grabbed some name tags I had hanging around the house and some twine.

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I glued the acorns to the bottom of the leaf and wrapped the twine around the leaf and acorn stem.  I put the name tag on the twine and tied it.  I love how they turned out!

My mom described the name cards has “Shabby Elegant.”  I’d have to agree with you mother.

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Completing the tablescape was SO much fun.  I found most of my items at the thrift store.  Fall scape before

Isn’t this candle holder cool?  It has four napkin rings over top of the candle stick!

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I have a new obsession.  Plates!  It’s a great way to add color to any table.  I like using white plates then adding a colorful salad plate on top.

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 The cornucopias I found at the thrift store, I gave them a quick dry brush of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint too.

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This up-cycled pumpkin I bought last year from White Barn Vintage is still a favorite of mine.

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Check out this antique frame I used for my “table runner.”  I like to find different uses for things.  I think this worked well.

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Do you enjoy creating tablescapes?  If not, give it a try.  I’m sure you have plenty of items around the house to throw together!

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Do you have any tips or tricks for creating tablescapes?  I’d love to know!

Also, feel free to PIN IT for later!

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1. Up To Date Interiors: Simple Fall Tablescape
2. Shabby Grace Blog: Fall Tablescape DIY Name Cards
4. Farmhouse 40: DIY Fall Tablescape
6. Our House Now A Home: Create and Share Fall Tablescape
7. The House Down The Lane: Fall Tablescape DIY Favors

Also, we would LOVE to see your Fall tablescape and/or DIY project.  Click the link below and share!  We will be featuring some of our favorites.  The link party will be open for two weeks.  Also, share your project on social media using #CreateAndShare!

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54 thoughts on “Fall Tablescape & DIY Name Cards

  1. Everything looks so beautiful! Love the name cards and pumpkin!! I cannot wait to decorate for fall. We are in the middle of moving and as soon as we get to our new house next week, I’m pulling out all the stops, so to speak. Fall will be everywhere…on the inside, at least! 🙂

  2. Girl….You did that! It looks stunning and the mood you created is everything! I love every single detail. This would make the perfect Thanksgiving setting.

  3. Hi, Sara ~ Your table looks so beautiful! I love all of the neutrals and that candle holder is so unique! Such a creative idea to put the napkin rings over it. Your place cards are awesome! I never would have thought to paint leaves. Looks amazing!

    1. Thanks Emily! Yes, I’m thinking less is more. Well, I need to stop shopping then! Yikes. I can’ keep out of Homegoods, TJ and Marshalls since fall decor has came out. Why do they all have to be so close to me!!!! Thanks for stopping by Emily!

  4. This is amazing. Oh, the photos are just so perfect and the table is elegant! I love the DIY tags and everything else that made it come together! Wow!

  5. I love it! Great use of fall leaves! I love how you gave them a shabby painted job. I’ll have to remember that this season. I bought the same candlesticks from a thrift store and didn’t know they were napkin rings!!! Thanks for the insight. Pinned!!

  6. Oh my gosh. This is SO beautiful! I was trying to not cave in to all of the pumpkin flavored, apple themed DIY’s and recipes, but I think it’s too late, I’m so ready for the leaves to change! I love what you did with the place settings! Definitely a fun take on decorating for the oncoming season (and possibly for Thanksgiving? You have me brainstorming now!) Thanks so much for sharing this post! 🙂

  7. I loved the tablescape and the name tags and of course the pumpkin . Actually I loved it all and the concept. Want to try my hands on a few things.

  8. I love Fall and you have some great ideas here. I especially love the candlestick holders. My hubby is a wood worker so I should really have a pair but I don’t, perhaps this will be the year I get them 🙂

    Have a great season,
    Elizabeth

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