Between carving the turkey and baking the pie, flowers and pumpkins are probably the last thing on your mind. But we've got your back with some decorating ideas that are super easy, quick, and cost-effective. No matter what your patience level, you'll find something to make your T-Day extra festive on this list.
DIY Balloon Centerpiece
What's a party without balloons? Use them as your Turkey Day table runner and you'll knock out two decor must-haves in one.
Use repurposed candleholders for easy fall displays of small pumpkins and gourds. Look for inexpensive candleholders in varying heights at a garage sale or antiques store, then spray-paint black for a unified look.
Paint Some Pumpkins
Orange and brown? For Thanksgiving? Definitely not groundbreaking. This year, rainbow it up.
A pair of holly leaf shapes—one cut from kraft paper and one from metallic paper—make festive drink or gift tags. Tiny bells stand in for berries.
Add Thanksgiving flavor to a tabletop or mantel with cylinder vases filled with nuts and flowers. Roll coordinating scrapbook paper into decorative cuffs that slip inside the vase. Vary the look by substituting wheat, branches or snips of any pretty leafy plant for the flowers.
A coat of paint transforms acorns into tiny ornaments. Hang them from a branch with twine loops glued to the caps. The long serving tray, filled with more acorns and a bowl, visually balances the display. Adjust the colors of the paint to coordinate with your table linens.
Dress up your front porch's welcome sign with corn stalks and gourds the bigger the better!
A staple of Thanksgiving, bunches of vibrant corn easily come together to make a wreath.
Create a beautiful table display that shows off the bounty of the season. Cylindrical vases filled with birdseed provide a sturdy base for branches from which small pumpkins dangle on bits of twine. Between the vases, hollowed-out gourds hold candles as well as berries. Finish the look by arranging berries, pinecones, gourds, branches and moss around the vases.
Florals For Days
The secret to flower arranging is simpler than you think. Just start with single blossoms placed in several vases of different heights. Top it off with a bloom at each setting tucked behind the place card.