Ahh Thanksgiving…just thinking about it makes me want to put on my stretchy pants and devour a bunch of food. Along with Thanksgiving comes a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends and be thankful for everything that you have.
Not only am I preparing for the large Thanksgiving meal that my family has, but I am also planning my décor and tablescapes for the festivities. Are you having a large number of guests over for the holiday? Do you want to impress them with your skills but don’t have a lot of time or money to invest? If yes, then you came to the right place!
Today I wanted to discuss some high style low budget items for your home that will be sure to have your guests jealous and begging to have the holidays at your abode every year!
Place cards are a great way to spice up your Thanksgiving table. It also works well if you are having a large number of guests over and want to seat them accordingly. A great option is to use mini pumpkins. You can use modge podge to glitter the tops your preferred colors or use a paint on them. Finish with a free online printable and pin into the pumpkin. Cute and versatile.
You can either purchase real mini pumpkins or grab some fake ones from your local craft store.
Another favorite of mine is using fake leaves, secured with a ribbon and mini name tag. You can pick up fake leaves at the Dollar Store or Hobby Lobby to save some cash. Affordable and adorable is this option. Check out some free pintables for the holiday on this website.
I think one of the biggest and most important parts of Thanksgiving is your centerpiece. Whether you opt to go with our without one, if you choose with, you don’t want to show up shorthanded.
For your centerpiece I recommend going with what feels right to you. If you fancy pumpkins and pinecones, try purchasing some fake ones from the Dollar Store and using metallic paint to give your centerpiece a chic look.
If you prefer something more traditional, stick with fall colors like red, orange, and yellow. Use fake leaves, pumpkins, and pinecones. You can also throw some candles in there.
A great DIY project that you can do for your centerpiece involves purchasing a fake, hollow pumpkin and inserting faux flowers. All you need to do is cut a hole in the top of your pumpkin, insert Styrofoam blocks, and stick the flowers in to the block. Should you want to add more, you can paint the pumpkin or add some glitter.
Setting your table and creating a centerpiece just takes a few items that are prevalent during the season and combining them accordingly. You don’t need to purchase expensive items to get an expensive look.
Head over to your local Hobby Lobby and pick up all of the items that you need. My biggest tip is to always stick with one color scheme. As you can see from the above pictures, everything look so put together because it is a few colors present throughout the entire table.
Source: Architecture Art Designs
You can also add these adorable silverware wraps to your table. They incorporate a lot of other items we discussed and will add that extra touch.
A random item that I love every year is actually my throw pillow wraps. These wraps say “Blessed” and “Thankful” and add so much to my living room. As I live in an apartment and don’t have the room nor desire to purchase throw pillow for every season, this is a great way to incorporate the current colors of my house with the season.
These wraps are burlap and go well with plenty of colors. My pillows are currently a deeper blue.
Another idea that you can try is using more fake pumpkins, painting them a metallic gold but using a stencil to put the number of your house on them. Stack the pumpkins like below and add some fake flowers for a perfect, extravagant porch decor piece.
Making your own wreath is a great option to save money as well. All you need is a Styrofoam ring, hot glue gun, ball ornaments, and fake leaves. Assemble the items like below and you are left with an amazing wreath the looks expensive.
Finally, I wanted to show you this super cute setup for a fireplace. I love the “Give Thanks” banner and assortment of candles with fake leaves. It’s simple, but it is decor that would be perfect for all of Fall and looks very classy.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving and Fall decor pieces? How do you prep for the holiday? Let me know in the comments!
Featured Image is sourced from Pexels.