Close your eyes and envision Thanksgiving day. What do you see? If you’re like most people, the first thing you’ll notice is the big turkey in the middle of the table, and family members sitting beside you. Look a little further, around the room; what do you see now? Wonderful decorations and a fall themed home. Decorating for Thanksgiving on a budget is simple, if you use some creativity and stick to your plan.
Decorating For Thanksgiving on a Budget
Decorating your house for Thanksgiving should be pleasurable, not stressful. Look around, chances are you have everything you need either in your fridge, your backyard or easily ordered online. You can have the Thanksgiving you imagine without spending outside of your budget.
Repurpose household items
Go around room to room, white is gold right now. If you’re able to find white candle holders, vases, or linens you have the canvas for your surroundings. You can easily dress them up by adding fall touches such as leaves, twine, or fall colored flowers. All you need is a few crafty touches to take these household items and turn them into decorations. Annie’s Catalog has a wide variety of craft supplies and notions that are very affordable.
Decorate with natural elements
Have your kids go out on a scavenger hunt to a trail or your yard. Make a family game out of it and try to find as many pine cones and nice branches as possible. You’d be surprised at what gold spray paint do! Give each child one of those nice baskets that are lined with washable fabric for a mess free experience. Terrain has an unbelievable assortment of gorgeous baskets; from leather, wicker to even metal. They literally have something for every style. Or use a bag that you already have at home –reduce, reuse, recycle right?
Use food as your inspiration
Your turkey is the star attraction, dress it up further by lining fresh herbs and cranberries around the platter. Take it further and decorate gaps on the table with cinnamon sticks, apples, or fresh herbs. Not only will you have a pretty look you’ll make the house smell of spice and everything nice.
Use photos as props
Want a neat way to let your family and guests know where to sit? Personalize a fun photo and make a name tag out of it. Then think of a nice backdrop. Imagine taking a wonderful family photo and making a canvas portrait out of it. Canvas People is the perfect place to create your dream canvas photo that will not only decorate your home for Thanksgiving but will be an amazing keepsake.
Saw something brand new you just know will be the talk of the party? You can have it, just don’t pay full price. Groupon is the perfect place to find everything you can imagine. Their deals are incredible, you can save on hundreds of things you normally would have paid full price for.
I’m sure there are a million ideas going through your mind now that you know decorating for Thanksgiving on a budget is possible. Keep an open mind and utilize the resources at home and taking advantage of the great savings available to you will help you stay in budget. That way you’ll have more money left to spend on Black Friday and Cyber Monday!!!!