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Creating a Cozy Thanksgiving Tablescape (with JOANN)

Decor | November 15, 2023

As the season of gratitude approaches, there’s nothing quite like the joy that comes from a cozy Thanksgiving tablescape and a meal together. Join me as I share how you can create a cozy, welcoming tablescape that combines JOANN finds with items right from your home.


Pinterest pin collage for thanksgiving tablescape for JOANN

This post on cozy Thanksgiving tablescape ideas contains sponsored links. The items featured and linked in this post were all provided by JOANN; all opinions and reviews are my own.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to plan how to create a cozy Thanksgiving tablescape. Maybe you have family or friends coming over and want to make it memorable and welcoming.




Well, you are in the right spot because I’m excited to share a super easy guide on turning your dining space into a cozy place, blending some amazing JOANN finds with what you’ve got at home.

Creating a Cozy Thanksgiving Tablescape (with JOANN)


table runner under the cozy thanksgiving table decor


Step 1: Laying the Foundation with a Runner (or tablecloth)

Start by setting the table with a table runner. I chose the neutral one I already had on hand. It complements the Thanksgiving theme and serves as the perfect canvas for the upcoming elements.

I also placed a bright orange garland from JOANN on top of the runner.


Thanksgiving centerpiece that includes ceramic and glass pumpkins

Step 2: The Showstopper Centerpiece:

Don’t overlook the potential for a lovely centerpiece – it’s like the inspiration.

I opted for a trio of items from JOANN – a ceramic pumpkin, a glass pumpkin, and a candle. These items align perfectly with autumn warmth, creating a focal point that captures the season’s coziness.


Step 3: Framing the Centerpiece with Taper Candles

To add a touch of height and elegance, place tall taper candles on each side of the centerpiece. The lit flames create a warm setting, inviting guests to linger and enjoy the moment.

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dried pomegrantes and faux garland for cozy thanksgiving dining


Step 4: Finishing Touches with Dried Fruit and Votive Candles:

Bring a natural and rustic element to your table by filling in the spaces with dried fruits. Pomegranates add a burst of color and texture. 

Then, place smaller votive candles along the garland and fruits.


glitter leaf pick layered with a white cloth napkin

Step 5: Elevate Table Settings with Glitter Faux Leaf Picks

Embellish your cloth napkins with a bit of sparkle. I used glitter faux leaf picks from JOANN – simple yet so pretty. It ties everything together and takes your table from plain to party-ready.


dining room scene set for thanksgiving


Let your Thanksgiving table reflect the cozy vibes of the season with JOANN finds and your personal touch. Your warm and welcoming setup will bring everyone together.

Thanksgiving isn’t just about the food; it’s about creating memorable moments and lasting memories around a beautifully set table.

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  1. Ashley says:

    I have no skill at laying a table! Thank you for the guide here- it was incredibly useful!

  2. Renae Frey says:

    Such a beautiful tablescape. I love the warmth of the season. Hugs and blessings to you, my friend.

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