Thanksgivng Table Set Up + FREE Printables + Thankful Tree Idea

November 12, 2015Kara Woolery

I am EXCITED to share this post full of FREE Thanksgiving Printables, DIY’s, Dessert Ideas, Table Settings, An Easy To Make Thankful Tree Centerpiece, and more! I enjoyed partnering with Tiny Prints to bring you this photo shoot and ideas! I originally designed these Printables when I went live on the Meredith Vieira Show in NYC .

In our family Thanksgiving is a very important Holiday. It is a time to be Thankful for what we have. A time to spend with family and friends. A time to give to others and spread the love. Since Thanksgiving has no gift giving; there is not the pressure of spending money. Instead it is a wonderful time to sit, relax, and enjoy company of loved ones. Oh and did I forget DESSERT … You get to enjoy Dessert too:-)! YAY for that!

Use something already existing in your house to hold the desserts. I used the existing Gallery Wall in our dining room as the backdrop! You can use all White Serving Trays and lots of White Pumpkins to create a neutral color palette for your desserts to pop! I used Milk Glass Cake Stands from Amazon and pumpkins from Autumn Harvest Pumpkins! Make your desserts as individual servings to avoid having to cut and dish out desserts. It makes serving up dessert easy peasy lemon squeezy!

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The Thankful Tree is my FAVORITE THING about this set up. It is so simple to create, and a fabulous statement piece! The idea behind the Tree is for everyone to write what they are Thankful for on the FREE Download Thankful Tags and then hang it on the Tree. You can take turns reading what you wrote before adding to the tree!

1.) You can collect branches from your yard or the side of the road, or you can use store bought branches. I used store bought (From Michaels) because they were already in my house as home decor so it was easy!
2.) Place them in a vase or jar. You can just use a flower vase you have laying around the house.
3.) Download and Print our FREE Hang Tags HERE!
4.) Use a standard office hole punch to punch a hole then loop with twine, ribbon, or string.

Use the FREE Printable Placemats on top of burlap placemats to add some layers.

I created Metal Ornaments on Tiny Prints (FREE File Download At Bottom Of Post) to use as place card holders. This way you can use a dry erase marker to write the names and then use year after year. Another option is to use our download, print, cut, and laminate.

The Straw Flags are part of the FREE Printables available at the bottom of this post!

I created a Thankful Notebook on Tiny Prints (FREE File Download At Bottom Of Post), for each place setting. The idea is for everyone to write one thing they are Thankful for every single day until the next year Thanksgiving. You can also print this download then staple paper inside to create your own notebooks.

Use our Editable Text FREE Menu Printables to let your guest know what is for dinner!

These Acrylic blocks are one of my favorite items Tiny Prints Offers! You can use our FREE Download below to order your own, or you can print the download file off, and frame in a 5×5 picture frame! Our FREE Download Tent Cards are also Editable Text for you to create your own Food Labels!


You can get our entire FREE Printable Neutral Thanksgiving Package Downloads on this blog post CLICK FILE IMAGE BELOW!


Free Thanksgiving Printables

We also have a FREE Kids Table Thanksgiving Package including a fun Activity Placemat CLICK FILE IMAGE BELOW!!


Here are the FREE Download Files you can use to order the Tiny Prints Items as talked about in the post above or you can use the Print Versions to just print on your own and create with as explained above!


Styling and FREE Printables – Lillian Hope Designs
Photography – Heather Renee Photography
Acrylic Blocks, Notebooks, and Ornament Place Card Holders – Tiny Prints
Pumpkins – Autumn Harvest Pumpkins

This post was sponsored by Tiny Prints. I only work with brands and companies I truly love and 100% support! All views and opinions are always my own. Thank you for supporting the fabulous companies who help support my business and blog.




  • Designing Vibes

    November 19, 2015 at 5:29 am

    I love everything about this. You gave attention to every little detail and it payed off in a beautiful way!
    Great job! This is getting pinned.
    Erica- Designing Vibes

    1. Kara Woolery

      November 19, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Erica thank you so much! What kind words:-)! I will need to go check out your site!!

  • Tera Marr

    November 20, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I LOVE the thankful tree(and everything else) you’re right so simple, but what an impact at a family gathering!

    1. Kara Woolery

      November 20, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      Thank you so much!! It really is an awesome thing to do!

  • Jen

    March 22, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I have a question for you, the fork & spoon you have hanging on your wall I actually just bought the same ones from Hobby Lobby. The only thing is mine I can only hanging with the handles facing up. I wanted to flip the spoon over like you did to have them on the wall. I was wondering if you had so change anything about the way they hang & if so how you did it. Thank you!!

    1. Kara Woolery

      March 23, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Yes!! I am actually finishing up a blog post to explain how to do the walls! I will have pictures to explain the back and how I hung it. I really just rigged it with duct tape and a hanging set from hobby lobby lol!!!

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