November 22, 2011

Tuesday Trends: Thanksgiving Decor Ideas


For the holidays, more and more people are creating beautiful decor for entertaining in their home.  Not only do people want gracious hosts, time with family and friends, and good food, they also love the extra touch of elegance and beauty that decoration provides.  That doesn't mean you have to hire a designer, spend a fortune, or be a craft goddess though!  I've found a bunch of easy and inexpensive ways to dress up your homes for Thanksgiving!  Take a look!

Photo courtesy of ZumaPhoto

This floral centerpiece, which was at one of our favorite fall events, incorporates a simple floral arrangement in a small vase and plays up the season with the leaves and color scheme.  This simple arrangement is gorgeous and easy for any table!

Photo courtesy of JustAGirl

What better way to welcome your guests into your home than a beautifully crafted wreath?  This seasonal wreath is very easy to make, but may take some time to gather materials and put it all together.  All you need is a foam wreath base, glue gun, pinecones, and ribbon for hanging.  Affix the pinecones to the wreath base with the glue, tie the ribbon around the top when you are done and voila!  A beautiful wreath is born!


Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart

These glowing candle votives are another easy project that are simple, yet gorgeous for the table or on your hearth.  You'll need leaves, spray adhesive, candle holders and candles.  Just spray the leaves with adhesive, then affix the leaves to the candleholder, making sure to leave a little hanging below the candleholder's base.  When the glue has dried, cut the leaves that hang below the base, and that's it!  Easy peasy!

Photo courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

Hollowed out gourds are a fantastic and fun alternative to standard snack bowls.  Not to mention that they are totally festive!  One note: Gourds naturally will give moisture to the snack in the bowl, so items like chips, pretzels, or chocolates probably wouldn't work very well.  Different types of olives are perfect though!

Photo courtesy of Re-Nest

This super easy centerpiece is a quick and beautiful solution.  You can pick up inexpensive stem or bud vases and find vivid fallen leaves.  The beauty of this centerpiece is that the vases don't need to match!  In fact, the more variety the better!

Photo courtesy of Design*Sponge

And lastly, this fun (and eco friendly!) pumpkin place holder is from one of my favorite design sources anywhere!  Design*Sponge!  I'll link to their tutorial here, complete with a step-by-step and photographs!  Believe me, its such a fun project and one your guests will definitely enjoy!

I hope these easy projects give you plenty of ideas for your table decor!  Happy Thanksgiving planning everyone!

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