Fall Tablescape with Embroidered Napkins

I’m so excited to be teaming up with 24 amazing bloggers to bring you a bunch of beautiful, inspiring fall tablescapes and place settings!  I love fall (as you know!), so I’m so honored to be a part of this fun blog hop!

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I know!  I showed you my fall table a couple weeks ago!  But I changed it up a little AND added this cute (and super simple) project that’s perfect for your Thanksgiving table!  You know … that holiday that comes between Halloween and Christmas?!  It kinda gets lost sometimes, doesn’t it?

Simple rustic fall tablescape

I went fairly simple with my table this fall.  I started out with a drop cloth table cloth that I made a couple years ago.  I layered a plaid piece of fabric (didn’t even hem it!) and a couple pieces of barn wood over that.  Then came the plates (no fancy glasses or silverware in this house – sorry!), a few scattered leaves, a moss-covered wood slice, and a vintage white enamel pitcher.  Nothing fancy, but totally gets the point across!

I added cloth napkins to the plates, but decided they were a little too boring, so I updated them with a little embroidery.  I embroidered a fall pillow a couple weeks ago and thought the idea would translate easily onto these napkins.

Here’s how to make them.

DIY embroidered fall napkin

First, cut out an oak leaf shape.  I know, the picture above shows an acorn and this is a leaf.  Well, I tried the leaf first and then did an acorn.  But then I put the acorn picture on the graphic!  Silly girl!

Anyway…cut out your leaf, er acorn, shape to make sure it’s a good size.

DIY embroidered leaf napkin

Once you know it will fit where you want it, center it on the napkin.  And then cut it out correctly!  Jeez, I’m obviously having a hard time here with my pictures!

Easy leaf embroidered fall napkin

Okay, once you’ve cut your shape out, trace it onto your napkin with a permanent marker.  Then grab some fall-colored yarn and a large needle (mine is from an old scrapbooking kit) and start stitching along your design.  I just kind of stitched haphazardly.  I learned long ago that if I start out a project trying to make it perfect and then end up messing up toward the end, I’ll be really upset.  So, if I start out with a more “handmade” look and I mess up down the road, I can work it into the design and make it look like it was meant to be.  Thus the reason I stitched haphazardly!

How to embroider a napkin - easy tutorial

And here is the leaf napkin!

Embroidered fall napkin with oak leaf

Oak leaf fall embroidered napkin

Oak leaf embroidered napkin on rustic fall table

And the acorn …

DIY acorn fall embroidered napkin

Embroidered napkin with fall acorn

See?  Super simple project for your Thanksgiving table that anyone could do!  And you could even change it up other fall-ish designs, too!

Simple fall table

Be sure to check out all of the amazing Thanksgiving tablescape and place setting ideas from these talented bloggers!  You’re sure to be ready for the holiday with all of these great ideas!

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  1. says

    Gorgeous dining room, Allison!! Those embroidered napkins are darling, and I love the rustic look. I still swoon over that cabinet you painted in the corner too! Thanks for the inspiration! :)


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