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Do It Yourself Holiday Table Decor

Do It Yourself, or DIY, wedding projects allow you to create your own personalized favors and touches that can be applied in any way you can imagine on your special day, for a shower, a party or whenever. All you need are some basic items and a little creativity.

This gorgeous Do It Yourself Holiday Table Decor is perfect for a fall wedding but would be equally as lovely for Thanksgiving or other fall holiday events. Make your guests oooh and ahhh. There are so many inspirational images that you are not going to want to miss. Click Here to see the entire gallery and more clever do-it-yourself wedding projects here.

Easy centerpiece:
Fill a large bowl with various fruits & veggies. In this case we took gourds and pumpkins for added texture and color. To make our centerpiece more festive we added flowers to the center. Using the same big bowl that has the gourds & pumpkins, we then took regular drinking glasses as the vase to hold the flowers. We then took floral tape and tapped a grid over the top of the glass to create a little more stability with the flowers; this helps to support the flowers and gives us much more control as to where each stem goes. Cut the flowers to what size you want, then start adding them into the grid. The more flowers you add, the fuller the arrangement will look. Then sit the glass back in to the center of the bowl to hide the glass. Surround it with the pumpkins, gourds, and pomegranates. We also included a super neat alternative to an alcoholic beverage that anyone can enjoy: Golden Star White Jasmine, sparkling tea.

Canvas place mats or table runners:

Purchase 1 yard of canvas; we bought ours at the local fabric store for about $7.
Lay the canvas out and prime it. Once it’s dry, cut the canvas into various sizes, we did ours 17″ because our chairs were 17″ wide. We wanted our place mats to look like birch trees so we kept the canvas mostly white with lines & knot holes drawn throughout. We then took brown paint and painted lines and knot holes that made it feel more like a birch tree. You can use any stencil or stamp to create a fun place mat or table runner for any time of year. We then finished off the canvas with names above each plate.

Pecan Pie
1 cup Karo® Dark Corn Syrup
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) pecans
18 mini graham cracker crusts
1 cup mini chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a whisk. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into chocolate chip lined-graham cracker crusts.
3. Bake on a cookie sheet on the center rack of oven for 25 to 30 minutes (see tips for doneness, below). Cool for 1 hour on wire rack before serving.
RECIPE TIPS: Pie is done when center reaches 200°F. Tap center surface of pie lightly – it should spring back when done.

A very special thank you from us to photographer, Christina Diane Photography & event designer, Staci Bajuniemi for this lovely holiday idea.

Napa wedding photographer, Christina Diane Photography is a preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Event Design: Staci Bajuniemi
Caterer: Elizabeth Hummert


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  1. -100. weddingchicks says:

    Now I want to make those pies! I am going to turn into Betty Crocker over here! (:

  2. -100. Christina Diane says:

    Making the pies was so much easier then I thought… super tasty, too. Individual pies are so neat and the best part is seeing everyone’s face when they got their own. :)

  3. -100. Jamie C says:

    Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing your creative genius with the world. :)

  4. -100. Innamorata says:

    I love this color palette! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. -100. Ana B. says:

    this is a perfect example of a beautiful photograph turning something cute into something amazing. I want to have that table setting

  6. -100. Christina Diane says:

    The flowers were so incredibly easy to do, too. The grid idea with floral tape is a life saver! :)

  7. -100. cheryl says:

    Wow…I love this design on the table. I love decorating my tables for my guests to enjoy. What a creative idea for the placemats. The photo’s are vivid and beautiful it looks like i could eat that pumpkin pie now. YUM!!

  8. -100. courtney miner says:

    I love the face that there are several items on the table to look at and enjoy without it being to much. the centerpiece is beautiful and the idea for the table runner is PERFECT. Great job :)

  9. -100. Christina Diane says:

    Thanks Courtney! I totally have to hand it to Miss Staci Bajuniemi for her clever ideas. I’m secretly hoping to do this tomorrow for our thanksgiving feast! : ) Its so easy and fun; a great way to include the kiddos in the decorating, too.

  10. -100. Lori says:

    Nice. Love the layout and great fall colors.

  11. -100. Brancoprata says:

    Beautiful inspiration!! I wish we celebrated Thanksgiving here!!!

  12. -100. Eddie Carden says:

    Thanks so much for placing our sparkling tea in your beautiful table setting!

  13. -100. Jacquelyn says:

    those names written on the table runners really tug on my heart strings! swoon worthy, for sure! Christina, your work is gorgeous.

  14. Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful photographs and delicious design. Staci, you rock!!

  15. -100. Laura Ivanova says:

    This is soooo beautiful! Inspiration for dinner tomorrow!

  16. -100. Lisa Kerr says:

    So inspired. My centerpiece has the persimmons, pomegranite,and colors to die for. Thanks for the simple pleasures!

    Loved the personal pies. I am going to make them, and put everyones name on the special paper. Thanks for the inspiration….

  17. -100. elizabeth hummert says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments! The pies were something very fun making! I am happy to hear you all want to make them for your special day!

  18. -100. staci says:

    So glad you all like the table, it’s super easy and fun! Hope this inspires a great turkey day for everyone!

  19. -100. linsey says:

    C’est tres belle! I love it!!!

  20. -100. Rita says:

    I’m so excited to go home and try these ideas out!

  21. -100. Sarah Lynch says:

    This looks beautiful! I love the little pies wrapped in ribbon.

  22. -100. Simmone says:

    Will you please give us some table decor ideas for Christmas?

  23. -100. Christina Diane says:

    Simmone, you are sweet. We are definitely putting our heads together and working on it:)


  24. -100. Ashley Alphin says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love this idea!

  25. -100. Foxaep says:

    Très créatif, très joli ! :)
    Sa donne réellement envie ! :)
    Merci !


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