Crisp cool air, beautifully colored leaves, and the togetherness of family and friends…. How could you not be inspired by the fall holiday season? Thanksgiving is just around the corner and if you haven’t already decorated for the big day, now’s the time to start. This year, instead of overspending on table settings, why not let your creative juices flow and create your own for your guests to enjoy.
Fun and Affordable
DIY Thanksgiving place settings can be a lot of fun, and what’s more important is that you can work with any budget. You can find a host of ideas to create your own Thanksgiving setting. It can be a great pastime that you come to enjoy each and every year. There is just something special about seeing the look on your loved ones faces when they see the beautiful seasonal landscape you’ve created. If you have children, this is also a great way to spend some quality time together and allow them to add their own creativity to the mix.
Get the Creative Juices Flowing
There is so much inspiration during the fall season. There are so many beautiful colors to choose from and so many ways to create your own home décor. Check out these great ideas as motivation for decorating your own house this season.
1. Let Nature be Your Muse – If you really want to get authentic with your decoration ideas then allow nature to be your muse. Take a nice nature walk around your neighborhood or in your community park. Pick up leaves, acorns, pine cones, and twigs for creative table decorations. Natural additions can really bring about the warmth of the holidays.
2. Set the Mood with Candles – Candles are great additions to any dinner table. Now that the cooler weather is here, you can find scented candles that smell of apple or pumpkin pie to tap into your guests’ senses. When they walk in, not only will they smell the wonder cuisine, but they can inhale the scented candles.
3. Pumpkins and Flowers – Create a centerpiece using various size pumpkins and pretty fall flowers. You can cut the center of the pumpkin out and place a nice arrangement of flowers inside for a unique yet festive touch. You could also have the kids decorate mini pumpkins. Then using some toothpicks and small pieces of paper, stick a name tag on each pumpkin as place holders.
4. Don’t Forget the Turkey – You can really get creative with the kids when it comes to making turkey decorations. Using colorful construction paper, allow the kids to create their own turkeys to place on the table. They could even make turkey shaped placemats that each have a phrase as to what they’re thankful for. Your family will enjoy reading them and they make a great keepsake.
Using Your Food as a Centerpiece
Of course on Thanksgiving, the food is the main attraction. So if you want, you can also incorporate your craft ideas into the food for a more attractive table setting. Certainly pull out your fine china and serving dishes for the food, but adding little things here and there can really make a big difference. For example, adding candles, pine cones, or even flowers around the turkey tray can make it look even more attractive. Heck, make your own cornucopia and have fruit and nuts spread out for the guests to eat. A few candles surrounding the desserts will illuminate the room and certainly get their mouths watering.
This holiday season doesn’t have to be expensive at all. All you need is a few key ideas, a bit of motivation, and the right supplies to create table settings and centerpieces that everyone will love. Be sure to hold onto some of those creative juices, because the next thing you know, it’ll be time to decorate for Christmas!