6 Tips for Decorating Your Thanksgiving Table with Glass


Show off your art glass creations! Here are 6 easy and inexpensive ways to incorporate art glass into your Thanksgiving dinner table dcor.

1. Glass bottles are easy and inexpensive to use. Cut the bottoms of glass bottles of varying heights. Place over votive candles, and decorate with etching, twine, ribbon and other found objects. Download instructions on how to make the centerpiece pictured top right. I also love these amber-colored bottle hurricanes I found onEtsy (at right). They provide just the right amount of romantic ambiance for the dinner table.

2. Decorate pillar candles with glass frit for extra sparkle! In browing for Thanksgiving inspiration online, I ran across this great idea by HGTV to roll pillar candles in lentils for a unique table decoration. Then I thought, why not roll them in glass frit! The frit will sparkle in the candlelight and make your table shine! You'll need an assortment of pillar candles (green, white, rust, orange or yellow), double-sided adhesive sheets, and fine frit in fall colors or clear. Decorate pillar candles
3. Bring the outside in. Clip a few autumn leaves from your yard and lay underneath your glass dinnerware. The place setting at right by Martha Stewart is lovely in pale orange, but clear plates would work just as well. Bring the outside in
4. Layer your dinnerware. Even if the patterns or colors are different, stacking plates of varying widths makes for a beautiful table setting. Here we've layered fused foliage, polka dot and clear dinnerware to make a colorful stack. Layer your dinnerware
5. Light up the table! Fill glass votives with white lights and flip over. Line up several votives down the center of your dinner table for instant impact. Light up the table

6. Glue Cubic Zirconia gems or glass crystals to faux fruit (apples, pears or pumpkins) for instant glam. Use an adhesive like Lamisun (great for vertical projects) or super glue.

Thanks to Rachael Ray and David Bromstad for the last two great ideas!


apples and pears

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Julie Bedford

Julie Bedford

Julie graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Communications. She worked as a marketing director and graphic designer before coming to work for Delphi as social media manager. Her mother is an artist and inspired Julie's love for art and creativity at a young age. Her hobbies include writing, crafting and social networking.