Every holiday season comes with an onslaught of corresponding decorations: twinkle lights, seasonal plants, figurines big and small, and other optical expectations.
Having the best decorations, at times, can feel like a competition. Especially when it comes to those competitive siblings. You might feel pressured to have the most festive home possible with the best decorations around.
While getting into the holiday spirit can be fun, it’s also true that throwing yourself into decorating your home 110% can be exhausting, not to mention costly.
There are plenty more decoration ideas out there online for you to peruse yourself, but hopefully these following ideas will kick-start your imagination.
Probably the easiest decoration you can make yourself, all this requires is a trip to the crafts store for some fake leaves, autumn-colored flowers, harvest maize, and a hot glue gun. All it takes is a careful arrangement of bending the stalks and gluing just the right way.
If you want a more authentic feel, take some brown twine to tie the stems together in addition to hot glue for a more rustic look.
Have fun with the colors and size – it’s up to you! Then all it takes is an adhesive hook to hang it on your front door and voilà, your very own Thanksgiving wreath is done!
These beautiful decorations will bring the iconic colors of autumn right into your home.
Pick up some fake leaves at the crafts store and attach them to some fishing line for a truly invisible effect, but dental floss or even simple twine will look just fine as well.
Hot glue is probably the easiest way to string them together, but you can also carefully cut a slit or poke holes through the leaves, feed the thread through it, and then tie knots to keep them more secure. These make a great addition hanging down over the table, from a light fixture, or even across a doorway.
These fun, festive centerpieces will tie your table together perfectly. Since Halloween was barely a blink of the eye ago, you should still have some decorative hollow pumpkins lying around somewhere. If not, you should still be able to purchase one from the store.
The more realistic the pumpkin looks, the better – maybe steer clear of the neon orange candy baskets your kids used to trick-or-treat in, but opt for a more realistic looking one.
I love this DIY project because it provides for the most creativity of all these ideas. This is a chance to create some decor that is truly yours. Feel free to think out-of-the-box. Break out the paints if you're feeling artistic. Or, take the top off and fill it with some mums or other autumn flower, real or fake, it’s up to you!
Aside from the turkey, the overflowing cornucopia is the classic symbol of Thanksgiving.
It represents abundance, wellness, humility, and quality family time. You could go ahead and buy a gaudy, one-piece cornucopia at pretty much any store this time of year, but it will look much classier and much realistic if you put one together yourself, plus you can tailor the size and color coordination according to your personal preferences.
All it takes is a wicker cornucopia, some realistic-looking gourds, fruit, or maize, maybe some leaves or confetti to sprinkle around the mouth of the cornucopia for decoration, and you have another beautiful decoration to add to your dining table, coffee table, mantle, or anywhere else around your home.
Spice up your table a little more by going outside and collecting some of the autumn foliage that you can easily use to create adorable name cards so each member of your family knows exactly where to sit at your table.
Obviously you should place them on a napkin or at least try to clean off as much dust and dirt as you can; if you’re a little squeamish, you could always pick up some fake foliage supplies at the craft store.
Simply take a gold metallic or red paint pen and use your best handwriting to write the name on a beautiful autumn leaf, or make up little labels on paper and prop them in the ledges of some pinecones.
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