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Monday, 12 November 2012 18:03

Budget Thanksgiving Day Decorating: Part 1

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I love decorating for the Fall season, especially for the Thanksgiving holiday. It must be the beautiful colors that are all around! It may be my weakness for pumpkin anything too! The Fall season is the perfect excuse to surround myself with my favorite colors, smells and tastes.

Thanksgiving Day TableMy favorite way to decorate the house for the season is to bring in the outdoors.  Yesterday, I took my 3 year-old son on a long walk and we found lots of pinecones and these beautiful maple leaves.  We collected enough to decorate our fireplace mantel by simple alternating the leaves and pinecones with some little tea lights that I already owned. You can also buy similar decorating items at craft stores like Michael's or Joann Fabrics for about $10 for the entire look. Take the same idea and make a beautiful centerpiece like the one pictured to the right.


I love the napkin rings below.   Simply buy a few sheets of your favorite Autumn or Thanksgiving Day themed paper from any local craft store.  Two sheets will make plenty of holders - about 40!   Buy 1 sheet of stickers - again themed is nice, but any simple design, like gold foil, would be good. Cut 1 inch thick long strips out of the paper and cut those into 2 strips.   You should have 2 strips that are each 1 inch thick. Simply wrap around a rolled napkin and secure with your sticker.  This works well for your nice napkins and easily dresses up your paper napkins.   If you use this idea for paper napkins you can place the utensils inside of the napkin. Super easy - you can even have your kids make them as a craft the day before your get together. The total cost for the napkin rings is about $5 for 20.

Thanksgiving Day napkin holders


Stay tuned, more crafting and decorating ideas for the holidays are coming soon! Now for more of my pumpkin latte!

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