Top 5 Ways to Decorate for Thanksgiving

By Serena Piper

It was just last May that we were waiting for summer to get here. Now that summer has come and gone, we’re saying the same thing about Halloween… it’s only inevitable that once Halloween has passed us, we’ll be looking forward to Thanksgiving.

Have you ever felt like even though it’s a holiday, you’re not really in the holiday mood? It should feel special but it seems like just another day. Decorating is one way to get in that holiday mood and there are many easy ways to decorate your home for Thanksgiving. Here are the top 5!

Top 5 Tip - Decorate for Thanksgiving with Gourds
Gourds are great for Thanksgiving decorations, photo copyright a2gemma

Top 5 Decorating Tips for Thanksgiving

  1. Fill a wicker basket with pumpkins, gourds, apples, and other vegetables. You can use it as a centerpiece on the dining room table or put it outside by your front door.
  2. Pick up a bag of colorful fall leaves from the craft store, or go pick up your own in the backyard. Clothespin them to a clothesline around your living room or across the front of the fireplace for a warm touch of color.
  3. Fill a couple clear candle holders or vases with popcorn kernels (or acorns, dried fruit, etc.). Use a piece of twine string to tie a dried leaf to your candle. Plop your candle in the holder and set it alight for a festive tabletop accent found on Pinterest.
  4. Place mats and/or tablecloths are an easy and affordable way to punch up the dining room for the holidays. Think deep purples, reds, golds and oranges. To dress it up even more, fill a glass vase with twigs or sparse tree branches.
  5. I love this trimmed leaf art from Better Homes & Gardens’ website. Colorful maple leaves are the best way to incorporate Fall’s natural accents into your home for a cheerful burst of decor.

A great way to get the kids involved: Use this tree template to create a fun “countdown” for the kids. Let them take turns picking a leaf off the tree and writing down what they’re thankful for on the leaf.

The best source for decor ideas are not only home and lifestyle magazines, but decor blogs and websites like Pinterest. Take a look around and see what you find! Then send us a picture or post a comment below with the tip you tried!

Colorful fall leaves for Thanksgiving Decoration
Colorful fall leaves are perfect for decorating, photo copyright Robert Turney

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