Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea from Lowes

Last month I introduced you to the Lowe’s Creative Ideas and told you how to get your hands on a FREE magazine subscription. Today I am going to show you my Thanksgiving Tablescape that I embellished with a very ordinary product found at Lowes.

This idea came to me when I saw this picture in Family Circle Magazine:

You can view the entire tutorial for the Radiator Screen Candles HERE.

As soon as I saw this idea, I knew I wanted to incorporate it into my tablescape for fall, so I went to Lowe’s to get my supplies. While browsing, I came across this instead:

A roll of Gutter Guard- I got a huge roll- 7 inches by 20ft- for a little over $5. And since it is plastic-y, I wouldn’t need wire cutters and I could cinch it up with pretty ribbon! PERFECT!

I followed the same steps as mentioned in the Family Circle tutorial, but I decided to cut the Gutter Guard to be the height of the candles because since mine wasn’t metal, I was afraid of the candle flame melting it. I do love the “lantern look” of the radiator screen ones, so I made a few extra and kept them tall and I have them around candles I won’t be burning, but these candles on my table look nice with the rest of my tablescape and I love how they turned out!

I also included these pretty little pumpkins as another element in my tablescape:

After Halloween the WalMart by my house was selling these pumpkins for 2 cents each! Not 2 cents a pound- 2 cents total! I couldn’t pass them up! To make them a little cuter (and to match my decor) my daughter and I painted them! It was easy and fun! It took about 2 coats of paint and the glossy ones turned out better than the flat paint did, but that is just my opinion!

So here is the step-by-step process of how I put my fall tablescape together:

First, I put down some fabric. I used a corduroy piece that used to be a pillow case.

Second, I added a long strip of Gutter guard for some color and dimension.

Third, I placed my husband’s grandmothers silverware box in the center of the table. I love this heirloom- the wear around the edges is so charming and I love that it belonged to someone who we both love and miss.

Next, I placed a vase of wild flowers and some painted pumpkins on candlesticks right on top of the silverware case.

Then I added my Gutter Guard Candles.

Lastly, I added some more painted pumpkins along the runner.

And that is all!

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About Stephanie

Wife, mom of 5, preschool teacher, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.


  1. Latoya @The Scotts Crib says:

    That is so cute! I love it!

  2. Love the creativity here…thanks for sharing this great DIY idea.


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