Thanksgiving is the time in which we search within ourselves for what we are thankful for and celebrate with our loved ones. And with the holiday approaching quickly, we can’t delay the gorgeous decorating it deserves. There are many wonderful and beautiful ways to decorate your house and your dining table to celebrate the holiday, and here are the best of them!
Thanksgiving Card Tray
You can use a tray to display cards that have seasonal messages to create the perfect mood and be a reminder of the great reason behind the holiday. You can make one card for every guest as a small souvenir or even leave blank cards on the tray so the guests can leave their own messages and thoughts. You can use cardstock with pinking shears and decorate with rubber-stamp designs or small drawings, and use metallic ink or other bright colored pens to get the best look.
Days Gone By
Instead of writing the name on cards to show where each person is sitting, why not try something different this holiday? Use pictures of the guests as children mounted on paper so they can search for their youthful face to discover their seat. It will be fun and nostalgic for each person and it can bring out many interesting stories from people’s childhood.
The fall colors are incredibly beautiful, cozy, and inviting, so why not focus on them for your centerpiece? Choose a seasonal color like pumpkin orange, mustard yellow, dark red, or foliage green - one that you have a lot of things that can match - and create the perfect centerpiece using candles, flowers, gourds, and tableware according to the shades of the color.
Leaf Drink Tags
It’s incredibly easy for people to misplace or forget where they leave their drinks, so creating this seasonal drink tag can avoid confusion (and extra dirty glasses to wash later). Cut out a leaf design on colored paper or even pick out some actual leaves around your backyard or neighborhood, write the guest’s name with a sharpie, and punch a hole to tie it to the glass.
Another interesting idea to celebrate the holiday is this incredible placemat. It’s an amazing reminder of what Thanksgiving is all about. Using a pen or pencil, the guests can write what they are thankful for or leave messages and thoughts while having dinner or after it, making it a great conversation starter for the after-party. Make your own design or follow this simple tutorial!
Placing a bouquet as your centerpiece is not an innovative idea, but is still one of the best ones, and that is because it works for every home, every table setting, and fits any decoration. Pick a tall glass or an interesting vase you have and make a beautiful bouquet using flowers, wheat, and branches to create the perfect fall display. To take it to the next level, you can use nuts, corks, or small rocks to fill the vase, if you’re using a clear glass one.
Candles are a must for creating the perfect centerpiece, and they also have the power to create a cozier and more inviting environment. If you don’t have candlesticks, you can upgrade your simpler candleholders by wrapping in overlapped moistened corn husks, cinnamon sticks, or small tree branches and use raffia, ribbon, or twine to secure everything in place. The result is breathtaking!
For an easy and cheap decoration you could create this incredible bottle display for your Thanksgiving table. You can use a clear glass bottle you may already have laying around or spray paint one with a golden or silver color for something more elaborate, and display thin tree branches, bittersweet berries, flowers, or any other simple arrangement that is easiest for you.
Simple Yet Enchanting Thanksgiving Table
If you don’t have the time or patience to make an elaborate centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table, you can make a simpler one with just the right materials. Create a runner with candles on the center of the table, place small branches and leaves around them, and finalize it by scattering some pine cones, small gourds, and fruits. Could it be any more simple?
If you want to have a couple flowers on your table but you don’t feel like adding a whole vase and fiddling with a large arrangement, you could try this awesome idea. Just flip unused flutes or wine glasses over flower buds to instantly create this modern effect. Use artificial flowers to make it last longer and use a tray underneath them for an easier way to handle later.
Thankful to Guests
Demonstrate how thankful you are to have your guests over by making this incredible place holder. You can make your own design at home, print it, cut it, and fold it over the napkin and silverware. I bet they will love the thought!
White is that color that fits everything; it doesn’t matter what the season is. Making a white Thanksgiving table will make the holiday meals feel much more chic and elegant. Use white tableware, white flower arrangements, and clear glasses, vases, and candle holders to get this graceful effect.
Take advantage of the seasonal gourds and create this interesting centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Use a cake stand covered in fanned out corn husks, then pile on gourds, leaves, and ornamental corn - everything following the season palette.
A golden centerpiece is always a guaranteed success, and you can easily get the effect by spray painting seasonal gourds, especially big pumpkins. Combed with pinecones, small branches, and leaves, this setting will, without a doubt, make your guests swoon.
Pumpkin Place Holders
Take advantage of the seasonal gourds to use them in your Thanksgiving decorating, especially with this unforgettable place holder. Choose a smaller pumpkin with long stem and place the name cards on it using barbecue skewers, creating this harvest-chic decór that everybody will love.
To finish this article in the best way possible, check out this incredible ceiling decoration. Isn’t it magical? Create this wonderful golden cascade by spray painting leaves, gluing them on a string, and hanging it from the ceiling. If you have the time to make it, it is definitely worth the trouble and will define your Thanksgiving decoration as the best one ever seen.
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