4 Easy Ways to Decorate for Thanksgiving
By the first of November, Halloween decorations have been stuffed into storage bins and put back into dusty attics to hibernate. However, the holiday season is already in full swing. Jingle Bells and The First Noel have begun playing in department stores and Santa Clauses can be seen strolling through every mall in the United States. Americans are so eager for The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, that Thanksgiving is often overlooked.
Thanksgiving is the one American holiday when family and friends purposely gather together around a turkey filled table and share what they are thankful for. It's such an important holiday for thankfulness and reflection, and it's too often overlooked.
One of the easiest and most noticeable ways to bring importance to the Thanksgiving holiday and to achieve a sense of togetherness is with thoughtful decorative pieces. Here are a few decorating tips to have your home Thanksgiving ready in no time.
1. Autumn Paper Wreath
One of the first, most welcoming and often omitted details of decorating for Thanksgiving is a fall wreath. A festive fall wreath is a simple way to welcome friends and family into your home. Polka Chair has an easy, five step paper autumn leaf wreath tutorial and it's so cute!
2. "Give Thanks" Pallet Sign
Remind your loved ones why you gather together every year with this charming, rustic sign. All you need is a wooden board, a bit of paint and a couple of stencils. You can easily add some additional embellishment by gluing a seasonal bouquet to the top right of the sign. To find the full tutorial, visit Darcie's DIY blog, Live.Craft.Love.
3. Fall Scented Jar Candles
Heighten the feeling of coziness and togetherness by lighting your favorite fall fragrances in the bathroom or living room area. Scented candles are an invisible way to add warmth and intimacy to a holiday gathering. The four autumnal scents from the Falling Leaves Collection are sure to bring back all your nostalgic memories of childhood holidays.
4. Rustic Table Runner
The dinner table is the focal point of Thanksgiving. It's where friends and families gather together to laugh and share memories. It's also where everyone fills up on traditional family dishes such as baked ham, potatoes and gravy and green bean casserole! With the dining room as the inevitable spotlight of the day, it is important to take great care when decorating the tablescape.
A foliage-filled table runner is a festive way to bring a Thanksgiving look together. Sprinkle in a few pinecones and multicolored pumpkins to add a bit of volume and variety. To add an autumnal and rustic vibe, compete the table decorations with 12in classic butterscotch candlesticks and taper accessories.
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