I love to decorate for fall and Thanksgiving. I love the colors of the season and the smells that fill the air. Pumpkin Pie, Mulled Cider, is there anything that smells more delicious?
My family normally hosts Thanksgiving dinner for our extended family so I take decorating seriously, but I appreciate inexpensive and easy Thanksgiving decorating options.
Show off your Collections
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to show off some of your prized collections. I start decorating my table with my collection of vintage milk glass. I’ve been browsing thrift stores and antique stores for the past couple years on a mission to add to my collection. I like milk glass because it’s fairly inexpensive and it’s very versatile. I can display my collection year-round and simply swap out the flowers, candles and other accessories that I decorate with.
If you don’t have a collection, save glass spaghetti sauce, pickle or salsa jars. Wrap a bit of twine around the top of the jar and use your hot glue gun to secure the twine or jute in place. These make really cute, inexpensive vases.
Use Inexpensive Fabrics
I start my display by placing a burlap runner on my table. I purchased a roll 12” wide burlap at Walmart for a couple dollars and I use it all over the house!
Add some Candles, Pumpkins, and/or Gourds
Next, I add a milk glass pedestal bowl in the center of the table and place a large candle in the center of the bowl. I surround the bowl with gourds that I’ve purchased from a local farm market.
Gather Fresh or Artificial Flowers
Next, I gather a selection of vases in varying sizes and heights. I place a single silk flower that I also purchased at Walmart in each vase. At the bottom of the vases I add fall picks and leaves for added color. Artificial flowers are also inexpensive and can go a long way towards adding color to your décor.
Add some DIY Touches
I love to craft so I also created a fun “Fall” print with my Cricut Explore Air machine, which I placed in a white photo frame that I already had on hand. The Cricut Explore Air is amazing when it comes to DIY products but if you don’t have one, or one isn’t in the budget, you could simply press and preserve some leaves that have fallen off your trees and add them to a frame for the same effect.
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Do you decorate your home for the holidays? What is your favorite inexpensive and easy decorating tip?