Hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? There's a lot more to it than just throwing a huge bird in the oven and sharing it with everyone for dinner over wine. A true Thanksgiving Feast is not complete without the proper planning and lively decorations to make it a memorable occasion with family and friends.
When decorating for Thanksgiving, the first thing I like to do is to remove spring or summer decor items
You can also put up removable vinyl wall art decorations which you can purchase online or at your nearest craft store. Vinyl wall art stickers are great for any special occasion as they are very easy to apply and can be removed without damaging your walls or paint. And there is a lot more than turkey stickers to choose from: fall leaves, fruit, quotes, etc.
Making your own decorations is always fun, and you can involve the whole family. We like to make a Thanksgiving Wreath every year. Here is how:
You will need:
Dried apple and oranges slices
Dried Indian corn
Whole acorns, cranberries and walnuts
Hot glue gun
Attach one end of the ribbon to the wreath base using hot glue. Then wrap it all around the base. Choose the largest item you have and set it on the wreath. The key here is balance and spacing. It does not have to be centered - as long as it pleases your eye and is in harmony with the whole wreath, you're good to go. Anchor it on the base using the floral wire or hot glue, or a combination of both. Then, choose the second biggest item you have and repeat. Continue doing this until you get to the smallest items and use them to fill in any spaces or gaps. When you like what you see, you're done! Remember, it's not about symmetry - it's all about balance. And you don't have to stick to our "list of ingredients". Any of your favorite fall items will work.
Decorating your house for Thanksgiving doesn't have to be a huge project. Even just placing a few small decorations here and there can help set the mood for the big night and bring a touch of the Thanksgiving spirit into your house.