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Illuminate Your Thanksgiving Tablescape

Nov 15, 2015 By Stefanie Knaus
Illuminate Your Thanksgiving Tablescape

Setting a warm, welcoming Thanksgiving table brings me so much joy. We host this family-centered holiday every year and the day is filled with good food, people I love and nostalgia of years past. This year, I will put together a simple table filled with charm and sparkle.

These simple Mason Jar Luminaries are easy to put together and add a warm, sparkle to your Thanksgiving table.

Add warmth and sparkle to your Thanksgiving table with these easy DIY Mason Jar Luminaries

These simple Mason Jar Luminaries are easy to put together and add a warm, sparkle to your Thanksgiving table.

My favorite part of the table are the simple DIY Mason Jar Luminaries! They were so easy to make and they add light and warmth to the table without candles.

Add warmth and sparkle to your Thanksgiving table with these easy DIY Mason Jar Luminaries

You need only a few items to make your own Mason Jar Luminaries.

Hudson 43 Battery Operated String Lights
Quart-size Mason Jar (you need one for each luminary)
Gray acrylic or chalk paint and a sponge brush
3 – AAA batteries

Add warmth and sparkle to your Thanksgiving table with these easy DIY Mason Jar Luminaries

The string lights need a little preparation, but you will need to add batteries to the battery pack, which unfortunately for this project, is clear. The battery color was visible inside the luminary jars, so I just gave the outer case a quick coat of chalk paint (which dries to a matte finish in a few minutes).

Add warmth and sparkle to your Thanksgiving table with these easy DIY Mason Jar Luminaries

That’s it. Now it’ll blend right in. Load your string of lights into the mason jar, fluffing them so  they fill out the jar nicely. Hold the battery pack towards the top of the jar and put the lid on. Tip the jar upside down and set it on its lid. The battery pack should rest at the bottom and the lights should be around and above the battery pack.

These simple Mason Jar Luminaries are easy to put together and add a warm, sparkle to your Thanksgiving table.

So pretty, right? Wait until you see your table glowing with these beauties! I finished off my table with [some] of the gold pumpkins that I collected from The Pumpkin Boutique this fall. (So happy to continue using them throughout the season!) I also added in a few small, white pumpkins (grocery store) and some adorable chalkboard name cards (from my local Jo-Ann store).

These simple Mason Jar Luminaries are easy to put together and add a warm, sparkle to your Thanksgiving table.
Gorgeous DIY Linen Fringe Napkins for your Thanksgiving table!

And finally, I made a fresh batch of napkins and napkin rings to add to my fall napkin collection. You can get the how-to for these gorgeous DIY Linen Fringe napkins over at Girl. Inspired.

Autumn Acorn Napkin Rings - DIY

For more Thanksgiving table ideas, don’t forget to check out these Autumn Acorn Napkin Rings and this traditional Cloth Dinner Napkin sewing tutorial.

The absolute BEST dinner rolls. Ever.

And, of course, my granny’s best yeast dinner rolls you’ll ever have! These are the real reason we make Thanksgiving dinner – lots and lots of rolls… and pumpkin pie!

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