Colorful Cactus & Candles

Last year, our Thanksgiving table was neutral; white, gray, copper, wood, and a dash of gold.  This year I went completely opposite.  Bright colors, including red, orange, yellow, pink, and gold.

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I found orange and white stripe napkins at Pier 1 for 98 cents each and that set the color scheme and tone.  Fun, festive fall colors, with a twist.

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In place of flowers, I bought three 3 buck cactus from Home Depot and potted them in cheap glasses.  Bonus, I get to enjoy them for more than a week.

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To get a little more color, I painted the inside of each glass a different color.  Plain acrylic paint so I can wash these out.

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But it’s such a fun, happy, cheap way to add a pop.  Same story for these confetti candle holders I whipped up.  I had the glasses from last year (from Dollar Tree) and used the same acrylic paint to make dots.

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Again, these are not permanent.  Hot water and soap will clean these off.

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A few mini pumpkins add more color and a fall touch.

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The centerpieces are simple, because we need plenty of space to eat our feast.

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I covered the table with kraft paper, then set out a DIY runner.  More details on that next week.

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Have you settled on a Thanksgiving color scheme?

Oh, and the winner of the Spruce book giveaway is Jackie!  Congrats!!

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