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Decorating for Thanksgiving
First of all, Thanksgiving is not only a celebration of the pilgrims;
it is also a celebration of the beauty of fall. Decorating for
Thanksgiving can be made special and innovative by using elements
found around your home or apartment. Here are a few tips for adding
that special Thanksgiving flavor to your decor for little or no money.
Thanksgiving decorating is all about harvest color scheme of warm
yellows, gold’s, burnt reds, browns and greens. Make sure to choose
these colors when selecting ribbons and fabrics to be used for
The first step should be to collect all the decorations from outdoors
or indoors. Start gathering colorful fallen leaves, acorns, pinecones,
sticks, twigs and large branches. Use the large branches to anchor a
display on or inside shelves, counter tops or bookcases. Fill the
display with the items you gathered until you have a collage of color.
Also consider stacking logs on your porch or inside your space, even
if you don't have a fireplace.
You can also create a centerpiece using a large attractively shaped
branch, start gluing your leaves and branches in a natural pattern in
and around the branch. You can buy attractive Indian corn and gourds
at your local grocery store to place next this centerpiece to complete
your Thanksgiving table. Use your harvest colored ribbons as accents.
Pumpkins also make great Thanksgiving decorations. Let small children
make turkeys out of a pumpkin by gluing large feathers on it for the
tail, and making a face and head with construction paper and gluing
onto the pumpkin. Decorate with pumpkins of all sizes by adding them
to your porch or indoor displays. Just before your Thanksgiving dinner
use them to create homemade pumpkin soup or pie.
Candles are the obvious choice for bringing warmth to your
Thanksgiving festivities. Select a variety of sizes and shapes to add
contrast. Tea candles work well when displayed in glasses and are also
a little more budget friendly. Also you can, fill a hurricane candle
holder with brightly colored fall leaves and pine cones to make it
look more traditional. Fresh cranberries also make a beautiful
addition to the table. Use a serving platter or decorative plate and
place a large, pillar candle in the center. Spread cranberries around
the base of the candle.
Always remember while decorating for thanksgiving do not limit
yourself to store bought decorations. If you look around you will find
decorating items which are free of cost from leaves to pine cones,
even sticks and branches can be used to make centerpieces.