I'm totally pumped for Thanksgiving!
Even though we've had our Fall/Thanksgiving decor up for a little while, I have to admit that we were one of those crazy, last-minute food shoppers in the grocery store fighting over the only remaining block of cream cheese with another lady in her PJ's last night. ha!
This got me thinking... maybe there are some of you who are just like us, and have kept cooking or (in this case) decorating for Thanksgiving to the last minute. Well, no worries! Today I'm sharing a few, easy, mostly FREE ways to decorate your home before all the Thanksgiving festivities get started!
These little guys fall in abundance. They're everywhere this time of the year and there are lots of different, creative ways to use them in your decorating. One of the most popular ways to showcase them is in a vase. You can cluster them around a candle, or simply use them as filler for a flower arrangement.
You don't even have to use the entire acorn; the top has great texture for creating a frame, or piece of art that has a lot of visual interest.
The great thing about nature is that it provides us so many different colors to use, especially in the fall with all the leaves changing. From reds and pinks to golden yellows and bright oranges, there are tons of different shades of leaves and foliage to choose from, if you're looking for a totally free way to add some color into your decorating this Thanksgiving.
You can mount a single leaf in a frame, or if you want to add even more variation with color, try assembling a simple, natural fall garland and let the unique colors and shapes of the leaves speak for themselves.
For a bigger impact, cut down an entire branch of leaves, if your tree can spare it. It will add height to a mantel in no time flat. You can also use branches in different kinds of vases or pots for the centerpieces at a dinner table to add color and drama.
If you find that you've waited a little too long to enjoy the colorful leaves of fall and where you live is heading more towards the winter months, then no worries. You can still use just plain, rustic sticks in your home to bring the outside in. Frame them, glue them around a candle votive, line them up inside a vase or simply bundle them to add movement to your next vignette or tablescape layout.
Like I said before, all of these ideas are basically free! So if you're looking to add more fall flair to your Thanksgiving decor, take a little time to cruise around outside, think outside the box, and see what types of natural decor you can quickly gather to bring the beautiful colors of the outside, in!