Growing up, Thanksgiving was a formal holiday.
My Grandma's house was always decorated exquisitely, the food was gourmet, and we always dressed up in honor of the holiday.
Even though I live away from my family, I want to keep our traditions alive.
I make all of the food from scratch, I decorate, and we all dress up...even though it's just us...eating dinner together as a family.
I've been experimenting with some ideas for Thanksgiving Decorations that are simple, pretty, and affordable. Money is always tight around here, so I try to use supplies that I already have.
1. Burlap Table Runner
This one if very simple. I cut a piece of burlap the length of the table. Then I tied both ends with a ribbon. I left the edges raw because I like the natural look of the burlap.
2. Corn Kernel Tea Light
I saw this idea on pintrest and I loved it! I used an ice cream dish that I already had, and filled it with popcorn kernels. Then I put a tea light in it. That's it. Sometimes the simplest things are the prettiest.
3. Painted Pumpkins
I still have several garden pumpkins that we didn't carve for Halloween. I painted two of them white.
For the small one, I just painted it white and then distressed it, so the orange pumpkin was showing through the white paint.
For the large one, I painted it white and then cut out the letters "Give Thanks" and some leaves and glued it on. Until Thanksgiving, it's going to sit on my front porch :)
4. Ribbon Napkin Ring
This was a last minute idea, but I like how it tuned out. I don't have a matching set of napkin rings, so I just tied ribbon around the napkins. It added a fun pop of color to the place settings.
5. Thanksgiving Vinyl
I ordered this Thanksgiving vinyl off of Groopdealz a while back and finally decided to make something with it. Vinyl is fun because it is so easy!
How do you celebrate Thanksgiving?