Prepare to impress your guests with these simple yet tremendous Thanksgiving tips. Decorating for Thanksgiving doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Create a showstopping centerpiece for Thanksgiving by using things found in nature in your own backyard and at the supermarket – leaves, gourds, pumpkins, and pinecones can add a lot to a Thanksgiving table.
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Use Natural Elements: Thanksgiving is the absolute best holiday to forage in your yard and collect natural elements to decorate your home and table. Fall foliage and pine cones are a must, and a beautiful branch can be arranged to create the perfect dinner centerpiece. The items are free from your backyard and provide a divine display.
Decorate with Antiques: If you’ve got a stash of Grandma’s old trays or a few antique pitchers, now’s the time to bring them out. Play up that rustic holiday charm by incorporating vintage pieces into your design, or even use them as the central accent pieces to decorate around. The family will love seeing old remnants and your wallet will love you even more.
Repurpose Whatever You’ve Got: Old frames, empty bottles, chunks of lumber – anything can be Thanksgiving décor if you know how to use it! Try this trick to turn frames into pumpkins with some fall-colored textured fabric patches and a couple collected sticks for stems.
Add Unexpected Details: You can use almost anything to decorate for Thanksgiving without changing it or touching it up at all. For a very clever decor idea, add details from other things you own, like board games or small potted plants, to add fun and texture to your Thanksgiving decor.
Candles. Everywhere: Candles are an easy and automatic way to achieve that soft, cozy glow that people often associate with Thanksgiving and holiday warmth. Whether real or electric, candles are an inexpensive addition to any design, and arranging them just right can instantly create the perfect porch, mantel, or tablescape.
Visit Your Dollar Store: Thanksgiving dollar store décor might not be great on its own, but it’s a great place to start. Pick up some foam pumpkins and a pack of silk fall leaves to create some amazing tablescapes and mantel displays that look high-end and chic, even though they barely cost a thing!
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