The other day, something popped up on my Pinterest that I just couldn’t stop drooling over: this lovely rustic, Autumn tablescape.  The image comes from an idea-packed photo shoot to inspire brides-to-be at The Wedding Chicks.  While I’m a long way off from needing to plan any weddings (thank goodness!), I thought there were some really fantastic ideas that could be used for a Fall or Thanksgiving tablescape or even just used for some woodsy vignettes.  And seriously…those little squash bowls of soup had me at hello!


fall tablescape for less


While all the gorgeous greenery on this table looked a little bit out of my league (ahem), I could tell that there were several of the elements on this tablescape that were DIY-able.  You see, those incredible wood slice chargers are, after all, just slices of wood!


The Wedding Chicks Fall Tablescape Inspiration Numbered


So, I searched the interwebs until I found five terrific tutorials by other bloggers that might help you recreate
this lovely fall tablescape.  Enjoy!

1. Birch Branch Decor

Roadkill Rescue cute mushrooms

These sweet little mushrooms made from birch branches by Homework.  While a little different from the way birch branches are used in my inspiration photo, I thought they had a similar, woodsy feel.

2.  Reclaimed Wood Box

Ana White garden box

Ana White has a tutorial for making a box like the one in my inspiration photo.  It’s perfect for a rustic centerpiece!

3.  Squash Soup Bowls

Comfy Cook squash soup bowl

Don’t you just love these soup bowls made from squash?  Comfy Cuisine has instructions so you can serve up your own edible bowls.  (Try filling them with this delicious butternut squash soup.)

4.  Burlap Table Runner

Ella Claire burlap table runner

I’m not sure if the table runner in my inspiration photo is actually burlap, but that’s a good material to work with if you are going for a rustic look.  Here’s a tutorial for one at Ella Claire.

5. Wood Slice Chargers

Lana Bird wood slice charger

My favorite thing about this table?  The wood slice chargers.  Lanabird shares how she was able to get some for her own table.

When you entertain, do you spend as much time on the tablescape as you do preparing the food?  I know that not many of us do, but I’m curious:  if there’s one thing you use to dress up your table, what is it?  Candles?  Florals?  Pretty place settings?

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  1. Beautiful! And yes… I’m afraid I sometimes do put as much time into the tablescape as the food!! Not too sure that’s a good thing, either! 😉

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