So Thanksgiving is this week!!, and I’m kinda freaking out a bit because I am hosting for the whole fam damily!! I’m super excited for it, don’t get me wrong. Given last year’s Thanksgiving, I am thrilled to be with my loved ones again. And they’re happy that we’re nearby, too, (among other things, I’m sure) because we can host and they don’t have to!
Although I am a little nervous (Will the turkey turn out okay? Will everyone feel at home?), one thing is for sure…the house will look festive without breaking the bank. And your’s can, too! Here are some suggestions of using things you can find already in your home (or outside it!) to decorate for Thanksgiving.
From the Fridge or Pantry:
I absolutely LOVE that home-y aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg. Making a potpourri on the stove using spices and oranges is SUPER easy and fast. Your house will smell like you’ve been cooking all day – whether you have or not. Click here for the recipe.
Adding unpopped popcorn to anchor votives is a colorful, inexpensive, and unexpected way to tie in the harvest theme to a Thanksgiving table or buffet.
Coring out apples, and turning them into candle holders, also brings a little fall to the celebration.
Using leaves from outside to decorate is a quick, simple, and beautiful way to add texture and nature without spending a dime.
Using a metallic pen, or even some liquid paper really, leaves can become fun place cards.
Spray painting leaves to match your color scheme can change up the decor quickly and inexpensively. Last year I grabbed some leaves off the magnolia tree in my yard and spray painted them gold. Adding them to a bowl tied with raffia, I had a FREE fall centerpiece.
Acorns are all over the place! Pick some up and put them to good use:
P.S. Don’t you love the cute walnut salt and pepper holders? AHHdorable!
This necklace from Etsy reminded me that you can paint acorns…
…or roll them in glitter for some extra sparkle.
Pinecones are perfect fillers for vases and bowls, scattered on table tops, or swagged across the mantle.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE just be sure to bake out the critters first!!
Click here for baking instructions.
The great thing about using most of these items is that you can send the kidlets outside to gather them, which gives them something to do while you’re running around like a chicken…or turkey…with your head cut off.
Hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving Y’all!
I’m so thankful for YOU!!