How to find a cool Thanksgiving decoration
Thanksgiving is by far our favorite holiday through the year because it englobes a little bit from all other traditions and holidays. It is a time for forgiveness just like Easter, the perfect occasion for small family treats and presents just like Christmas, a time for delicious foods just like New Year’s Eve and comes with the extra coziness and comfort of a late autumn day. Thanksgiving means family and close friends, sumptuous meals and loads of dips, forgiveness and, above all, praising the divinity for a rich and healthy year.
But Thanksgiving also means the perfect reason to redecorate your house, put on the good china and cook delicious and luxurious recipes for your beloved ones. But speaking about decorations, sometimes it is hard finding the right ones to match the style of your house and the overall holiday atmosphere. If you don’t have the time to go through specific holiday stores and pick each and every Thanksgiving decoration, but still want to create a festive home atmosphere, we came up with a comprehensive shopping guide to ease your decisions without spending all your money. We hope our tips and accessory choices will be of your assistance and help you create a wonderful and festive atmosphere in your own home!
How we chose the coolest Thanksgiving decorations
The more accessories you find on the market, the harder it seems to be able to make reasonable and rational choices when it comes to redecorating your house or your yard. Thousands of glittery and cute items can lead the way to bankruptcy. That’s why we always suggest moderation. Here is what we consider you should bear in mind when shopping for season-appropriate products.
Holidays are known to be moments of pure joy and happiness shared with your beloved ones, but often enough they also include lots of obligations and additional spending. In fact, preparing a Thanksgiving meal to satisfy all your friends and relatives, as well as preparing the house for such a celebration will cost you more than you would spend in a couple of regular months. Thus, in order to still have some money left for the true gifting season – December – we suggest establishing a budget and sticking to it no matter what.
During this hectic time of the year, lists will be your best friends, especially if you don’t want to leave someone or something aside unintentionally. Make a list with everyone you are going to invite and all the required ingredients for the celebration meal. Then, estimate the total costs of cooking and serving Thanksgiving and only after making a budget for decorations. You probably have some left from the previous years or some items that fit the context for more than one holiday, so there is no point in spending extra.
Although you don’t have too much spare time, taking some moments to craft your own Thanksgiving decorations will not only prove a relaxing activity but also a bonding time with your children or close friends. If you are able to think a little outside the box, you will easily see that most decorations you can do them yourself, with minimum costs and maximum of creativity.
A great idea to greet the fall and its delicious pumpkin-spiced everything is to check out the web for refreshing ideas on DIY decoration items. You can turn an old and scruffy book nobody wants to read any more into a true piece of art by simply following an online tutorial. Round the edges a little bit, paint them in orange and you will have your own pumpkin decoration.
Pick four classic jars and paint them white. Add another extra layer of gold or orange paint and write the letters “F”, “A”, and “L”. Place seasonal flowers into each of them and display the final result on a table, as the perfect decoration for Thanksgiving.
Also, remember that everything looks better in white. If you don’t have time for fancy DIY decorations, paint as many of your old decorations in white as possible, and you will easily have a change in the scenery. Add some gold touches like candles, and you will create a festive look for a dime.
Decorations for outside
If you are living in a house with a porch, there is no way you could skip outside Thanksgiving decorations. Simply buying a dozen of pumpkins and squashes in different sizes and colors could do the trick, but why not transform them into really awesome decorations with a tint of imagination? Ask your kids to get creative and carve the pumpkins as they please. Decorate your porch with a cozy fall pillow. It will look great on every bench and will certainly add to the festive feeling.
You can even get creative with the traditional jack-o’-lantern by switching the traditional pumpkins with less conventional items like box graters. You can create your own festive decorations by placing small candles under a few box grates and place them on a plate. Decorate the rest of the plate with leafs or small white pumpkins.
Decorations for the inside
Remind your guests of the true meaning of Thanksgiving by ordering or creating a wonderful tree. Place a baby tree into a cool vase and attach to its branches little cards with all the reasons that make you smile or the reasons you are thankful. Ask your guests to do the same and open all the notes at the end of the dinner.
A plane round mirror can easily receive a fancy retouch, perfect for fall outfits, by simply creating a corn husk wreath frame. Paint the corn husks in delicate pastel colors like pink, cream or gold and give a touch of elegance and festivity to your ordinary mirror.
If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace at your house, you can easily decorate the top of it with DIY displays to make it look just like in the movies. You will need white pumpkins, decorative leafs, and a small writing blackboard to leave inspirational messages or thank you notes for this special occasion.