Thanksgiving Home Decorating Ideas

Thanksgiving Home Decorating Ideas

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Thanksgiving seems to be the holiday that gets lost in the year end shuffle. Halloween is big because kids and adults alike are dressing up, going to parties and carving pumpkins. Come November, it seems as if our minds immediately shift to holiday season mode with Thanksgiving viewed as the day before Black Friday, not an important day to truly give thanks to God for all of His blessings.

The Thanksgiving holiday is still a big family event for many people which means you have a chance to decorate your home to reflect the season. Soon after Thanksgiving dinner you’ll be bringing out your Christmas decorations, but in the meantime the following are some home decorating ideas for turkey day:

Create a centerpiece — With your Thanksgiving table filled with food, you’ll still want to set aside one special area on the table for a decorative touch. And that area is where you’ll place a centerpiece. Certainly, you can order flowers or an arrangement from the florist and, if one of your guests supplies one, then proudly show off her thoughtfulness to everyone. Take a rustic bowl or planter and fill it with a spray of red, yellow and orange flowers. Add in berries or decorate around the base with mini pumpkins to give this centerpiece a look that conveys warmth without being overdone advises HGTV.

Thanksgiving candle display — Shorter days means that many afternoon Thanksgiving meals will be eaten with lights on. Some meals are enjoyed by candlelight, perhaps coming from your homemade candle display. Better Homes and Gardens offers several stylish and unique designs, certain to create conversation and evoke warmth to your guests. One easy and sure to please design involves taking a pillar candle and centering it in the middle of a square glass container. Surround the candle with dried corn kernels that go about halfway up the height of the candle for a truly modern touch.

Make it a wreath — Get the kids involved in this project! Make a Thanksgiving season wreath advises National Geographic Kids using a grapevine wreath found at most craft stores. Gather up some acorns, berries and fallen leaves and bring in some ribbon, glue and puffy paint to assemble your wreath. Wrap the ribbon around the wreath, knotting it in place. Leaves, acorn and berry stems can be tucked inside the wreath, using glue and paint as needed. Make several wreaths, giving these to guests or taking some to your shut in neighbors.

Each of these decorations can be saved and reused year after year. If you expend your candle, simply replace it with a new one next year. Don’t let Thanksgiving go by without its own important decorations, seasonal touches that family and friends alike will always treasure.

References

HGTV: 15 Stylish Thanksgiving Table Settings (Fall Florals)

Better Homes and Gardens: Simple Thanksgiving Display Ideas (Corny Idea)

National Geographic Kids: Thanksgiving Wreath

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Matthew C. Keegan

Matt Keegan is a freelance writer and editor as well as publisher of "Auto Trends Magazine", an online publication. Matt covers campus, consumer, business and financial topics on various websites and weblogs, and has been published in the "Houston Chronicle", "Sam's Club Magazine" and "Wisconsin Golfer".