Finally, the best time of the year is just around the corner: Thanksgiving! Tis the season to be thankful and to reflect on all of the blessings that life has brought to you. And what’s the highlight of this holiday? Thanksgiving dinner of course. There’s nothing better than sharing a home cooked meal with your closest friends and family. If you are striving to be the “hostess with the most-est” this year, follow our DIY decorating tips to give your home a nice festive holiday ambiance for Thanksgiving.
Make a Gratitude Board
When it comes to turkey day, it can be easy to ignore the “reason for the season” and instead fixate on the food, fun, and football that surround the holiday. You want to remind your guests why we are celebrating- because we are thankful! Create a board where guests can write what they are thankful for. You can make this easily with a cork board and leaf-shaped paper.
Hang your cork board near the entrance of your home. This will catch guests right as they walk in and serve as a quick reminder as to why everyone has gathered to celebrate.
Don’t Forget About the Classic Hand Turkey
Thanksgiving decorations should be light and fun and should include members of the entire family. One of the best ways to do this is to break out the arts and crafts box and get the kids involved. A hand turkey is a cute and classic decoration. Don’t you remember tracing your hand as a kid and cutting out different construction paper feathers to add to your perfect turkey? The hand turkey gives your home an adorable and kid-friendly feel. For an added festive touch, have your children write one thing they are thankful for on each turkey feather. The kids will love being part of the decorating process, and you can keep these crafts to reminisce on for years to come.
Bring Autumn to Your Space
One of the best parts of Thanksgiving is the fall backdrop that comes along with the October-November months. One of the best ways to give your home the feel of the holiday is to incorporate all things autumn into your home. Gourds, pumpkins, nuts, and pine cones are all great ways to make your space feel warm and cozy. Invest in some footed glass containers and fill them with all things fall. This simple, cheap, and classic decoration will take the feeling of your home to the next level. Add some ribbon and leaf-shaped tags to the tops and bottoms of the holders for a fun added fall flare.
Make a Mantel Display
Your mantel is a focal point in your home and a great place to hone your decoration efforts. This is a great place to arrange some pumpkins, gourds, and photos to make a warm and inviting showcase that will bring a whole new level of decor to your living room. You can buy plastic leaves and ribbon to help fill in space. Add some candles- and choose the scents carefully, focusing on scents of pumpkin and fall. Basically, anything that makes you feel like it’s sweater weather! The best part about a mantel is that there are about a million different ways to decorate. You can incorporate anything from plastic turkeys and pinecones to family photos, whatever you want to fill the space. Thill will allow you to get creative with a decoration that is completely your own.
Nothing makes you feel cozier in fall than lounging next to a fireplace. Take advantage of this area when entertaining and add fun decorations to the area, such as fireplace fillers. Putting a wicker basket filled with an assortment of gourds and pumpkins, or even just extra cozy fall blankets, is a great way to add some fall to your empty space. You can visit your local thrift store to find vintage hand baskets to fill with decorations. Adding fireplace fillers and extra storage of decor is a super simple, cheap, and quaint way to vamp up your space for the holiday.
Leaf Drink Tags
Between brothers, sisters, kids, cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents, you’re probably going to have an absolutely full house the day of Thanksgiving. Keep things as organized as possible by making your own fun leaf-shaped drink tags. You can make these with craft paper and set out pens and pencils so that guests can add their name to their tag. This will save you a mountain of dishes and is just another cute way to incorporate the season into your decor. Use a variety of orange, yellow, and brown paper to create a whole forest worth of leaf tags.
When it comes to Thanksgiving, decorations will add immensely to the feel of the holiday and the look of your home. Take your humble abode to the next level with these fun and easy decoration ideas.