5 Festive Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas

5 Festive Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas
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    Thanksgiving can sometimes get pushed to the side as Halloween and Christmas loom large.

    When it comes to decorating your home for this beloved federal holiday, you can assemble a variety of decorations for a memorable seasonal touch.


We list five here including at least two that younger hands can make.

1. Use what you have.

If your Halloween decorations are still up, put away your ghoulish stuff, but leave out the pumpkin, the gourds and the Indian corn. Display these items on a coffee table decked with a festive cloth runner or around a collection of candles for contrast.

2. Get the kids involved.

Children should know what Thanksgiving is all about. Read a story about the first Thanksgiving, taking care to find a historically accurate account of the Pilgrims, the Wampanoag natives and their 1621 feast. Parents magazine offers directions on how to make a wonderful give thanks banner made from linen, parchment paper and ribbon, ideal for the family room or dining area.

3. Design your glass candleholders.

You would expect that designer Martha Stewart would have some nifty ideas on how to decorate for a holiday. Thanksgiving is no exception as she has come up with 36 Thanksgiving Table Settings for your consideration. And some are quite easy to make including painted glass votive candleholders — simply take your unused plain glass cylinders and paint them a seasonal orange. Place in a votive candle, light and decorate.

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4. Get the kids involved. Again.

Children as young as nursery school age can get involved in your Thanksgiving celebration too. Chances are they’re busy at work making decorations — what you can and will put on display for all to see. Add some charm to the table by making Southern Living’s natural Thanksgiving table setting arrangement with felted or real acorns and felted place cards for a truly whimsical look.

5. Put together your own cornucopia.

A cornucopia is also known as a “horn of plenty” or what are known as traditional displays of harvest abundance. You may not have a curved goat’s horn handy, but that shouldn’t stop you from filling a glass or brass bowl with an assortment of fall items including small pumpkins, gourds and berries. Use this arrangement as a table centerpiece or for display on a welcoming foyer table.

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Thanksgiving Decor

Lastly, consider cutting the last remaining fall flowers and placing these in a vase. Helenium, sedum and red spider lily offer a riot of autumn colors, providing just the festive touch that everyone will enjoy. Include white mums if you still have them.

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