Fall

How to set a fall tablescape

I’ll show you step by step how to create a beautiful tablescape — it’s much simpler than you think. I’ll also show you how I painted pumpkins I already had and poked in florals from the Dollar Tree for more interest, color and texture.

fall tablescape in warm ombre colors - pink, orange yellow

It’s hard to get in the spirit of fall in southern Florida when the AC is on full blast, so I decided to change up the color palette this year! I knew I wanted yellow to be my spot color, but when my five-year-old started picking out pink and yellow flowers at the store she gave me the idea for an ombré look.

It turned out so playful and happy! Take a look:

Fall decor for Thanksgiving table setting or tablescape with ombre painted pumpkins in warm colors - yellow, orange and pink
Fall decor for Thanksgiving table setting or tablescape with ombre painted pumpkins in warm colors - yellow, orange and pink
Fall decor for Thanksgiving table setting or tablescape with ombre painted pumpkins in warm colors - yellow, orange and pink
Fall decor for Thanksgiving table setting or tablescape with ombre painted pumpkins in warm colors - yellow, orange and pink
Fall decor for Thanksgiving table setting or tablescape with ombre painted pumpkins in warm colors - yellow, orange and pink
Colored candles with eucalyptus garland
Fall decor for Thanksgiving table setting or tablescape with ombre painted pumpkins in warm colors - yellow, orange and pink
Fall decor for Thanksgiving table setting or tablescape with ombre painted pumpkins in warm colors - yellow, orange and pink
Fall decor for Thanksgiving table setting or tablescape with ombre painted pumpkins in warm colors - yellow, orange and pink
Fall decor for Thanksgiving table setting or tablescape with ombre painted pumpkins in warm colors - yellow, orange and pink
Fall decor for Thanksgiving table setting or tablescape with ombre painted pumpkins in warm colors - yellow, orange and pink
Fall decor for Thanksgiving table setting or tablescape with ombre painted pumpkins in warm colors - yellow, orange and pink
Fall decor for Thanksgiving table setting or tablescape with ombre painted pumpkins in warm colors - yellow, orange and pink
Fall decor for Thanksgiving table setting or tablescape with ombre painted pumpkins in warm colors - yellow, orange and pink
Fall decor for Thanksgiving table setting or tablescape with ombre painted pumpkins in warm colors - yellow, orange and pink

How to set the table

Beautiful tablescapes have always kind of confused me. But once you break them down, it’s easy! I’ll show you:

How to set a fall table step by step - warm colors - yellow orange pink - Thanksgiving tablescape with yellow tablecloth, fresh eucalyptus and painted pumpkins
  • The rose gold chargers and flowers are from the Dollar Tree!
  • The pumpkins I painted were from Target.
  • The fresh eucalyptus branches cost $16 from Trader Joes.
  • And the yellow tassel tablecloth is from Amazon.

I love white plates and platters because they can be used with any table setting and in any season.


Fall ombré pumpkins

Painting ombre pumpkins - yellow orange pink - fall decor DIY crafts

Here’s how to get my ombré pumpkin arrangement!

Painting ombre pumpkins - yellow orange pink - fall decor DIY crafts

1. Place pumpkins from largest in the center to smallest on the ends. I used older pumpkins I’ve had for years, but you can find paper mâché pumpkins in craft stores that are easy to paint.

Painting ombre pumpkins with kids - yellow orange pink - fall decor DIY crafts

2. I left several of the nicer pumpkins white on the left. Next the kids and I painted two light yellow and two dark yellow with acrylic paint. Next four light pink. And finally four darker pink.

Painting ombre pumpkins - yellow orange pink - fall decor DIY crafts
Painting ombre pumpkins - yellow orange pink - fall decor DIY crafts

4. I poked in nine Dollar Tree floral stems.

Painting ombre pumpkins - yellow orange pink - fall decor DIY crafts

5. The yellow branches were an Amazon find. I bought three. The height gives a focal point and I love the pop of color they bring.

Fall table and thanksgiving tablescape ideas

My in-laws stopped being surprised by my crazy dining room transformations, haha! I have to blog about things before they actually happen, so this set up was on a random Sunday.

charcuterie board with pumpkins and wine - fall table

I’ll probably do something very different by the time we get to Thanksgiving! I just can’t leave things be.


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