Easy Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

by | Nov 6, 2023

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and the start of the holiday season.  And this time of year allows you to be creative with decorations, including ones that kids can help you make.

The fall season gives us a lot of natural elements to add to your décor through the use of pumpkins, gourds, acorns, pinecones and more!  You can even use fresh cranberries to make a beautiful red garland to use on mantels and to string along stair railings.  Use pumpkins or butternut squashes as planters and add twigs, fake flowers, or succulents.

Add a little wow to your tablescape with handmade napkin rings made of rosemary branches, or silverware holders sewn created with burlap and yarn.  Create a table runner using solid colored cloth and gold leaf stamps or decorate it with painted acorns, pinecones and branches.  Be creative with place cards by writing names on fake leaves or making pilgrim hats.

This season is a great time to create wreaths made of twigs or wheat.  Create a focal point on a mantel or table with candles, flowers, leaves, pumpkins, and more.  To get the kids involved, have them paint pumpkins or stamp them with fall colors and designs or make a garland out of feathers.