Natural Ways to Decorate for Thanksgiving

Natural Ways to Decorate for Thanksgiving
With Halloween in the books, many turn their attention to the next major Fall event - Thanksgiving. Now is the time to gather cherished recipes and traditions as guest lists are being formed. Who’s around the table and what to put on it doesn’t just end there. A stunning centerpiece and beautiful decor are needed to complete any Thanksgiving gathering. It’s the perfect time to bring the outdoors in with inspiration from nature. So, whether it’s with extended family or a gathering of friends, here are three natural ways to have gorgeous Thanksgiving decor.

Decorate With Gourds

Decorative gourds have become the heart of the season with everything from pumpkins to tiny squash making an appearance. Try painting a few with white chalk paint and lining them down the center of the table for a chic look. Add jute bows for a rustic touch. Gourds can even be dressed up with gold paint and grouped on an accent table with appetizers. For a more casual approach, place a few small pumpkins in a wide glass vase. It’s simple and effective.

Display Colorful Leaves

There’s nothing like the crunch of Fall leaves underfoot or the beauty of their signature colors. Bring them inside to add that same magic to Thanksgiving decor. Select 10 to 12 intact leaves in a variety of colors. Use straight pins to attach them to a blank canvas in a grid pattern for instant art. Alternately, pin them in a circle like a wreath. Place pillar candles on large leaves for texture and visual interest. Scatter a few pretty leaves along the table for a true Fall feel or use them as a base for place cards. Arrange leaves like flowers in small vases. There’s almost no wrong way to add these seasonal beauties to the Thanksgiving festivities.

Put Out Fresh Fruit

Big bowls of apples or citrus are typical everyday decorations. To make these home decor staples even more special for Thanksgiving, tie a few small varieties onto wreaths, chandeliers, or napkin holders. Pair a few figs with pine cones and group them around candles. Fill tall hurricane vases with grapes to make a centerpiece that rivals the holiday turkey. Embrace the traditions of the season and fill a cornucopia until overflowing with every fruit from pears to berries. For an unexpected twist, add fruits to flower arrangements. These versatile gems make natural Thanksgiving decor elegant and easy.

Thanksgiving is all about abundance and sharing so take this time to partake in the beauty and bounty of nature through centerpieces, place settings, and more. There’s no other holiday that gives the opportunity to fully enjoy every color, every texture, and every flavor of Fall. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to dive deep into nature and bring it right into the celebration. So while gathering friends and family, take a moment to grab a few gourds, leaves, and fruits and make this year’s get together a memorable one, naturally.




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