5 Thanksgiving Table Ideas Using Thrift Store Items!November 02, 2015 | FILED UNDER: Thanksgiving
3. Florist Vases – One of my favorite tricks is to paint plain florist vases to give them a completely new look. Your local thrift store is bound to have an aisle of these glass vases in all shapes and sizes for $1 a piece. I love painting the inside of the vases for a smooth look on the outside like these above. My favorite paint to use for this is Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Craft Paints!
You can also paint the outside for a pretty brushstroke effect like I did below. I turned these vases into holders for flameless candles.
4. Baskets – Baskets add a great natural texture to your table. You can even paint them, like I did with the handle below for a fun pop of color. I filled this basket with fall mums, but you could also choose a low basket and fill it cornucopia style with fresh fruits, gourds, and greenery.
5. Artificial flowers – you can find artificial flowers and leaves at the thrift store for $1 a bunch. These dusty pieces turn instantly chic with a coat of metallic spray paint. One can of spray paint will cover three bunches of leaves the size of the one below. While their large surface area does take quite a bit of spray paint to cover, it is still less expensive than buying faux metallic foliage from the craft store.
Also, don’t forget your figurines! My Goodwill had loads of these swans – originally in shades of pink and white. They look so pretty painted bronze and are the perfect size to hold a mini pumpkin!
This post is written in support of the Goodwill San Antonio. All content and opinions are my own.