When you are seeking great ideas for creative fall table decorations, many of the materials you will need are already all around you. Fall is a time of great beauty and variety in many parts of the United States, with trees that are changing colors quite dramatically and late blooming plant life creating new bursts of color in fall gardens. Fall is also a time when many vegetable gardeners spring into action, producing tasty crops of delicious leaf and root vegetables just in time for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. When you are looking for ideas for fall table decorations, there is a wealth of wonderful ways to decorate your table and celebrate all that the fall season has to offer.
One great way to plan your fall table decorations is to center your decorations around holiday themes, because there are three great holiday seasons lined up literally back-to-back from fall to winter. First, you have Halloween, a kid-friendly holiday that your children can enjoy helping you decorate for. You can feature pumpkins starting as early as September and then, when it is time for Halloween, you can carve them with your kids for an entirely different kind of display. For Thanksgiving you can feature horns of plenty spilling over with fall gourds and pumpkins, fall leaves in their brilliant oranges, reds, golds, and auburns, and miniature origami ships that denote the historic landing of the Mayflower to found a new nation. When Christmas rolls in, you are already primed with themes like white snow and snowflakes, candy canes, Santa and his gang, and religious themes if you are religiously inclined.
One great fall table decoration idea that can endure throughout the holiday season if you are not one to change your table centerpieces too frequently is the fall harvest table decoration. With this, you can find a tall container or vase, or even a flat cake plate upon which you place a basket, filling it with fall fruits like persimmons and fall vegetables like gourds, dried flowers in fall colors like orange, red, gold, and brown, and interesting stems of winter holly.
There is no need to stretch yourself to create a design with so much natural beauty all around you each fall. All you really need is a few elements from the outdoors (thoroughly checked for creepy crawlies before use!) strategically placed on a table runner down the center of your table. You can whitewash a lovely branch or even use it as-is, surrounding it with strings of colored fall leaves, pine cones, acorns, and placemats and tableware in fall colors.
Yet another beautiful and natural way to decorate your table this fall is to find a selection of candles of staged heights in burnished golds, neutrals or browns and line them up on candle stands down a table runner. Create circlets of fall leaves held together with craft glue or fishing string, and place the circlets at the base of each candle.