Decorating for Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving, find
your inner Martha Stewart! Inexpensive and timeless table settings are only a
do-it-yourself craft away. If you’re hosting the big family celebration this
year, try a few of these fun and easy decorating ideas to spice up the dinner
These can be used in many
different creative ways. You can use them as a place setting for each guest,
with their name attached on a cute, festive nametag. This can show a warm
welcome to out-of-town’ers. Mini pumpkins can also be used as a centerpiece.
Place them around a bouquet of red, orange and yellow flowers for an unexpected
twist or place them on top of pedestal candleholders to create an innovative
look out of something you already own.
Mix Textures and
Combining two unexpected
textures adds character to any dinner setting. For example, use a burlap table
runner to give a fresh, fall feel and then use gold accents (candle holders, gold
fruit or a gold-colored bowl) to show your glitzy personality and create a look
that’s uniquely your own.
Rather than complain about
all the pinecones to pick up in the yard, use them to your advantage! Place pinecones in their natural state in a
glass vase to create an outdoorsy elegance or spray paint them your favorite
metallic shade and place along the table runner for an affordable way to bring
the outdoors inside.
Pretty Napkin Ties
Dress up your napkins with
a pretty little tie. For an organic feel, use twine to tie the napkins into a
bow and tie acorns at the end. For a more sophisticated feel, choose a bright
silk ribbon to match your décor and create a sense of cohesiveness on the
a unique and special centerpiece using pumpkins, flowers (orange and yellow
mums) and hot-glue. Cut the heads from the flowers and hot-glue them to the
body of the pumpkin. This cute idea is sure to be emulated by your guests at
their future Thanksgiving meals.
outside the glass vase. Hollow out a few tall squashes and place flowers and
water in each one. Use bright colors to contrast the pale yellows and oranges
of the gourd. Pink and red flowers work well.