Decorating for Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, findyour inner Martha Stewart! Inexpensive and timeless table settings are only ado-it-yourself craft away. If you’re hosting the big family celebration thisyear, try a few of these fun and easy decorating ideas to spice up the dinnertable.

 

 

Mini Pumpkins

These can be used in manydifferent 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 warmwelcome 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 unexpectedtwist or place them on top of pedestal candleholders to create an innovativelook out of something you already own.

 

Mix Textures andPatterns

Combining two unexpectedtextures adds character to any dinner setting. For example, use a burlap tablerunner to give a fresh, fall feel and then use gold accents (candle holders, goldfruit or a gold-colored bowl) to show your glitzy personality and create a lookthat’s uniquely your own.

 

Pinecones

Rather than complain aboutall the pinecones to pick up in the yard, use them to your advantage!  Place pinecones in their natural state in aglass vase to create an outdoorsy elegance or spray paint them your favoritemetallic shade and place along the table runner for an affordable way to bringthe outdoors inside.

 

Pretty Napkin Ties

Dress up your napkins witha pretty little tie. For an organic feel, use twine to tie the napkins into abow and tie acorns at the end. For a more sophisticated feel, choose a brightsilk ribbon to match your décor and create a sense of cohesiveness on thetable.

 

Pumpkin Flowers

Createa unique and special centerpiece using pumpkins, flowers (orange and yellowmums) and hot-glue. Cut the heads from the flowers and hot-glue them to thebody of the pumpkin. This cute idea is sure to be emulated by your guests attheir future Thanksgiving meals.

 

Gourde Vases

Thinkoutside the glass vase. Hollow out a few tall squashes and place flowers andwater in each one. Use bright colors to contrast the pale yellows and orangesof the gourd. Pink and red flowers work well.

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