I love the holidays and more specifically, I love decorating for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Thanksgiving and Christmas just make me feel warm on the inside, especially when it is cold outside. Today I’ll share with you my favorite Thanksgiving decorating ideas.
I like decorating for the holidays because it’s fun and simple. Not the decorations like a model home, but the simple decorations that you get your children to help you with or decorations you can put out even though you have children in your house. I basically try not to use breakable decorations.
Crazy Simple Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas!
One of the first things you think about when decorating for any occasion is to think about what you think of when you think of the occasion. When I think of Thanksgiving I think of leaves, pumpkins, apples, corn, cornucopia, and turkeys. I don’t know why I think of apples but I do. Anyway, the point is you will want to decorate with what makes you think of Thanksgiving.
One of the best ways to warm up a house and make it smell good is either with candles or potpourri. I love the smell of apples, or pumpkin and cinnamon spice. You can buy scented candles at any retail store or potpourri. You may also try to make your own potpourri. It doesn’t have to look pretty you are just trying to make the house smell good. (I could never get potpourri to look nice.)
Other simple decorating for Thanksgiving ideas
You may want to buy strands of colorful leaves. You can either hang them around doorways or use them for centerpiece decorations. You may want to set up a cornucopia on your porch or doorstep. You can have your children help with this. Put the leaves down and then set the cornucopia up with real or imitation of the following: harvest corn, pumpkins, and gourds. Put red apples out for color as well.
Buy a little turkey to set on your dining room table to make a centerpiece with. You can put two candlesticks on the table with the turkey in the middle and you now have a Thanksgiving centerpiece for your dining room table. Don’t forget to buy a tablecloth and placemats with a Thanksgiving theme. You can find these items for as little as $1 a piece. Dollar Tree also has some cute Thanksgiving plates that you may enjoy.
Some items your children may enjoy making may be to trace their hands and make turkeys out of the handprint. You can have them color the turkeys and hang on windows or doors. You can make napkin holders and have your children decorate them for Thanksgiving. Start with the cardboard from the paper towel rolls. Then cut them in one to two-inch rings and decorate. If your children are older you may let them make a centerpiece for your table.
However you choose to decorate, just enjoy the Holiday. It is a time to be together and enjoy the family.