Between carving the turkey and baking the pie, flowers and pumpkins might be the last thing on your mind. But these decorating ideas prove a little extra prep makes the holiday feast a lot more festive.
If you're tired of orange and black come the Thanksgiving feast, opt for a muted, earthy tablescape with hints (not the color palette!) of fall. -wrapped succulents bring the table to life, while alternating with offers verticality.
What you'll need: small bowls ($38 for a 16-pack, ), walnuts ($17, ), taper candles ($13, ), black votive candles ($9, ), burlap ($15, )
Wrap the wide tops of acorn squash in jute rope and voila! An acorn squash transforms into its namesake — and brightens up any porch or nook.
What you'll need: hemp twin bead cord ($9, ), map tacks ($7 for 100m, )
Greet visitors using a thrift store find coated with chalkboard paint. Or go for a more traditional autumn wreath featuring fallen leaves.
What you'll need: chalkboard paint ($8, ), bittersweet berries ($18, ), fall leaves ($8, )
Flickering candlelight looks even prettier against mixed metals. Switch up the finishes on cutlery and candlesticks for the perfect fall tablescape.
What you'll need: metal candle holders ($40, ), brown taper candles ($12, )
Lay out the welcome mat (and more) for holiday guests. Pumpkins, mums and stalks of corn can dress up the front walk, and mini pumpkins add an unexpected surprise on top of window ledges.
Stock up on flint corn, permissions and pomegranates to put together a centerpiece in a pinch. Heaped in a pretty bowl on the coffee table, or stacked on a cake stand in the dining room, the produce speaks for itself.
What you'll need: cake stand ($43, )
Jack-o-lantern season might be over, but a carved pumpkin still comes in handy as a candelabra. Just scoop out space for a glass hurricane, and trim the gourd with a bough of ivy.
What you'll need: taper candles ($13, )
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.
What you'll need: multi-height vases ($20, )
Too busy cooking to decorate? Save some leftover sage from the turkey to dress up plain . Secure the sprigs with basic and the table's ready go.
What you'll need: pillar candles ($13, ), twine ($7, )
White pumpkins offer a subtle alternative to their brightly-colored cousins. Line 'em up on a wooden board for a perfectly rustic display.
What you'll need: wooden board ($22, )
You're never too old to play with . Add a little sparkle throughout the house with a craft easy enough the kids can help out.
What you'll need: gold glitter ($5, ), brown ribbon ($7, )
Twigs from your backyard create this thoughtful tree, which is adorned with hanging notes of gratitude.
What you'll need: orange card stock ($12, )
Not a fan of wreaths? Hang wooden tags that you can easily DIY to prove just how grateful you are this season.
What you'll need: plywood ($18, ), jute rope ($14, ), black acrylic paint ($5, )
Display a with a surrounding heap of leaves (because he should, of course, be dressed for the occasion!).
What you'll need: porcelain turkey ($13, ), fall leaves ($8, )
Save a seat for your guests with a glamorous piece of shiny corn, complete with their name in neat cursive on the husk.
What you'll need: gold spray paint ($12, )
Because absolutely nothing says Thanksgiving like a cornucopia, fill up your own with as much stuff as you can fit.
What you'll need: cornucopia basket ($19, )
Dress up your front porch's welcome sign with corn stalks and gourds — the bigger the better!
What you'll need: wooden letters ($7, ), black paint ($4, ), hot glue gun ($11, )
Fill up ceramic pumpkin tureens with mini cabbage plants and scatter throughout your everyday china display.
What you'll need: ceramic pumpkin pot ($10, )
Adorn a piece of wooden wall art with a lacy bunting for the full rustic effect. Placing some wheat in a vase beside it is a good idea, too.
What you'll need: burlap ($15, ), white acrylic paint ($5, ), hot glue gun ($11, )
This blogger displayed recycled glass vases that have the perfect orange-and-gold hue.
What you'll need: orange vase ($6, )
Nothing says "Thanksgiving Day" like a DIY banner across your holiday tablescape.
What you'll need: gold acrylic paint ($5, )
A staple element of Thanksgiving, bunches of vibrant corn easily come together to make a wreath.
What you'll need: straw wreath ($13, ), hot glue gun ($11, )
Share exactly what you're thankful for with family and friends by writing it out on a cute sign.
What you'll need: chalkboard paint ($16, )
Shades of pink and red may not be the traditional Thanksgiving colors, but they sure do look pretty when hanging on a banner that reminds you to give thanks.
What you'll need: gold card stock ($14, ), white string ($3, )
A with a grateful message may be just the thing your front porch needs, complete with a ribbon and colorful leaves.
What you'll need: faux pumpkin ($35, ), white spray paint ($6, )
Iron free printable designs onto your napkins — because yes, even the tableware should get in the spirit.
What you'll need: white dinner napkins ($14, )
Vintage scrapbook paper (especially one that features chickens) look perfectly charming when you it on a pumpkin.
What you'll need: mod podge ($9, ), scrapbook paper ($5, ), faux pumpkin ($35, )
Cuddle up beside an accent pillow — bonus points if it reminds you of all that you're thankful for.
What you'll need: burlap pillow cover ($8, )
Hang a picture frame with a sweet little message on a grapevine wreath, adorned with mini pumpkins, berries and ribbon.
What you'll need: grapevine wreath ($22, ), square picture frame ($10, ), fall leaves ($8, ), mini gourds ($15, )
Red, yellow and orange leaves make up this fall mantel, placed in vases, strung as garland and displayed in a picture frame.
What you'll need: autumn leaf branches ($23, )
Shed a little light on your Thanksgiving day table with a pumpkin and candle centerpiece, inspired by the harvest season.
What you'll need: pillar candles ($13, ), rustic box ($50, )
When you have polished vintage wooden frames that look this pretty, you clearly can skip the extra work of displaying a photo. Instead, use them as a backdrop for pumpkins and a bunting.
A soft blanket, crackling fire and cup of coffee are the secret weapons to keeping warm on a crisp, November day.
What you'll need: lantern ($19, )
Not everything needs to say "give thanks" to be a Thanksgiving decoration. Case in point, this banner spells out the name of the season instead.
What you'll need: white card stock ($7, ), twine ($7, )
Dress up an antique chair with your contagious appreciation for the cool, colorful days to come.
What you'll need: chalk board sign ($15, ), autumn leaf branches ($23, )
Fill up a wicker basket with all the essentials: pumpkins, corn and berries.
What you'll need: wicker basket ($45, )
Complement purple corn with a matching ribbon, wrapping them around a dancing flame.
What you'll need: vase ($9, ), purple ribbon ($14, ), LED candle ($10, )