There are so many decorating ideas out there for this time of the year, but nothing is easier, cheaper, and more seasonal than using leaves in your Thanksgiving decór. You can use leaves to match any style or theme you might have going on and leaves work in any room of your home. They bring a cozy and seasonal feeling to the room, upscaling the decor and creating an intimate and modern atmosphere.
”I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” -Henry David Thoreau
Golden Leaf Placeholder
This DIY looks expensive, but it is incredibly easy and cheap to make and it looks fabulous on your Thanksgiving table as a placeholder. Collect fall leaves and spray paint them with a gold or silver color and write the guest’s name with a white or black Sharpie. You can also write quotes and good wishes and make it a beautiful souvenir for them to take home.
There are a lot of ways to make an interesting wreath for this fall, but I bet this is just the easiest, quickest, and most beautiful one you’ll find! You can make this wreath in just 10 minutes using leaf garlands and wires that you can easily find in craft stores, and you can make it as full as you want it to be. It will sure make the guests feel more welcome!
Simple Leaf Tablescape
Gold is always a stylish color option, and for your Thanksgiving table it’s no different. A golden color palette can fit any decoration style and make the room feel much more sophisticated and elegant. So why not use golden leaves as your main table decoration? Spray paint leaves and branches and scatter a few candles around it to create this magnificent effect that will enchant the guests.
Fall Leaf Vase
For a simple and yet beautiful fall mantel, how about this gorgeous vase of beautiful fall leaves? It brings a seasonal feeling that transforms the room, creating a cozier, more intimate and welcoming atmosphere. You can look around the neighborhood for leaves so you can have some freshly cut branches or get some faux ones on your local craft store: it looks amazing either way.
This amazing garland is perfect for the season. It is beautiful, simple and brings that seasonal, warming feeling we crave this time of year. Gather some colorful leaves, hang them on a string, and write letters, messages, names or good wishes on them using a white Sharpie. The end result looks incredible hanging on the fireplace!
Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder
This awesome DIY that uses fall leaves for an amazing candle holder decór is perfect to welcome the guests and cozy up the space.
- Separate a mason jar and wipe it gently with alcohol to get any grease and grime off the outside of the jar.
- Gather some real or fake leaves and bend them gently to make them more malleable and to loosen them up a bit.
- Dip a brush in Mod Podge and apply a thin coat on the front of the jar.
- Once it’s sticky start applying a leaf and use more coats to add more leaves.
- Don’t be afraid to use your fingers to smooth it out.
- Once it’s dry, finish it with raffia or ribbon and light a candle inside it.
Your beautiful leaf mason jar candle holder is done!
Autumn Leaf Bowl
Doesn't it look incredible? This DIY from Hello Lucky is just amazingly beautiful to add on your living room center table or on your mantel. You can get the detailed instructions here, but don’t be afraid: it’s very easy to do and if you use fake leaves from the craft store, it can last a long time holding potpourri or small wrapped candies.
Leaf Stamped Napkins
For a different take on leaves, you can try these gorgeous leaf stamped napkins, which are incredibly easy to do and takes your fall decorating to the next level. You can follow the detailed instructions over at All Things G&D and create these amazing napkins yourself to use for your fall parties. They also make great gifts!
Golden Leaves Cascade
This magical cascade of golden leaves is sure to bring sophistication to the space and create an unforgettable atmosphere. Create the decor by spray painting leaves (they can either be real leaves you can pick up around the neighborhood or fake ones bought at the dollar store), gluing them on a string, and hanging them from the ceiling. It takes a bit of patience and time, but it is definitely worth it and it will transform your Thanksgiving.
Don’t Be Afraid To Go All-Out
Don’t be afraid to go all-out and fill your house with this type of decor. With leaves, it’s never too much. You can use them on vases, on your mantel, on your candle holders, on the table and still it won’t feel like “too much.” Rather it will feel warm, welcoming, cozy and beautiful.
Fall brings us gorgeous colors and great decor options for our house, so don’t let the beauty of the season pass you by. Which of these is your favorite? Which ones are you trying? Let us know on the comment section below and check out our Facebook page for more awesome ideas!