Simple Fall Tablescape with Mason Jar Lanterns

Simple Fall Tablescape with Mason Jar Lanterns
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If you are ready to plan ahead for Thanksgiving or have a dinner party this fall, here’s a very simple tablescape you can put together quickly. I put this one together with whatever I had at home, mostly from dollar store items.

Simple fall tablescape

The best part of this tablescape was that my kids made these beautiful mason jar lanterns as an art project and they fit in perfectly with this look.

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Fall Centerpiece

I started with a simple white vase that I got from the dollar spot at target. Added a few fall flowers from the dollar tree and finalized with an orange ribbon to tie in all the orange colors.

simple fall tablescape

When you see rustic wreaths at the dollar store, you must pick them up for fall. We have found so many ways to use these! I placed one on each side of the vase. Wrap leaf garland all the way around and add a few small pumpkins around the center.

Thanksgiving tablescape with majon jar lanterns.

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Here’s how you can put together this look without ever leaving home.

*Classic White Cylinder Vase

*Beautiful Fall Leaf Garland

*Colorful Fall Flowers

*Farmhouse Checkered Placemats

*Classic White Pates with Gold Trim

*Rustic Wood Napkin Rings

*Classic White Napkins

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DIY Mason Jar Lanterns

The kids were so proud that their art projects made it into such a special occasion!

Mason jar project for kids.

Here’s what you need to make these beautiful mason jar lanterns:

  1. Mason Jar with cover
  2. Pretty tissue paper, different patterns, cut into 1”-2” pieces
  3. School glue
  4. Water
  5. Paint brush
  6. Baker’s twine or ribbon

Step 1 – Mix a small amount of school glue and the same amount of water.

Step 3 – Using a brush, spread the glue mixture onto a small area of the jar.

Step 4 – Immediately glue on different colors of the tissue paper (mixing the colors and patterns). Continue doing this until the entire jar is covered. Let dry

Step 5 – Tie the twine to both ends of the jar cover and twist onto the mason jar.

Finished mason jar lantern.
Mason jar lanterns lit up.

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Place Setting

For the place setting, I used a plaid pattern with a gorgeous sparkle to them. I found these at Home Goods but you can buy a similar look here. Layer on classic off white plates with slight gold trim.

Classic place setting with rustic napkin ring.

These rustic tree napkin holders add the perfect touch to this fall tablescape. Pull out a few leaves from the garland and write your guest’s name on it. Simply stick it into the napkin ring.

Use leaves to identify place setting for guests.
Use leaves to identify place setting for guests.

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