As with most holidays for us we are not celebrating it like normal folks do. Corey has to work on Thanksgiving and the day after so we’re going to have our Thanksgiving meal (with just my parents who are kindly coming to town to keep me company) on Saturday. (If only sick people could take the holidays off!)
I look forward to the days in the future when I’ll get to host Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner at my house with a house full of family and a table filled with food. I’m not much of a cook, but I love feeding a full house.
I also love to decorate. I obviously won’t be decorating for just our small group, but for those of you who might I thought I’d share some easy decor ideas I’ve found on Pinterest.
Vases are the easiest way to decorate a table and a house. You may remember the ones I used for Charley’s finalization. I think these vases would make for easy and cheap and stylish decor, too!
Vases wrapped in twine:
I actually did something similar for Charley’s birthday by using larger baby jars, wrapped in twine and secured with a small piece of Japanese tape:
These vases are Ashley’s from Under the Sycamore. She simply hot glued a hairpin on a vase to make it easy for you to add a little vase bling. The full tutorial can be found here. Wouldn’t it be cool to add photos of things, places and people you are thankful for and then line them up down the table?
I love the simplicity of this lunch bag covering the vase with a piece of baker’s twine wrapped around.
And, more …
(Vases wrapped in different colors of yarn, vases hanging from the ceiling (or even a chandelier!) and glass bottles painted (I’m so doing this!).)
Use Epson salt to make it look like snow:
Floating candles and some raffia:
Chalk board place mats? Brilliant! What do you think these are made from? Paper, I’ve learned, curves when painted so maybe some type of thin wood?
And, I’m totally digging these super simple place mats made from Kraft paper (remember you can get Kraft paper for *cheap* at Home Depot!). You can draw on Kraft paper with white chalk, too, so the possibilities are endless.
As I always promise with every Pin I make on Pinterest I am SO doing this:
If your’re short on time this is super easy and just as stylish:
(p.s. You can do so much with burlap/jute. You can get rolls of burlap/jute from craft stores or here at this online store).
And, we all love Ashley’s famous doily runner:
Another option is to simply use any fabric of your choice like I did for Charley’s finalization:
My sister prints her menu every year for her Thanksgiving dinner party. I think it’s an easy and low-cost way to fancy up a dinner.
I hope you all are enjoying this Thanksgiving week. I know I’m very much looking forward to spending a long weekend with my parents and will be most thankful for the weekend when my main squeeze will be free from work.
p.s. You can visit my ‘Parties’ Pinterest board to link to any of the pictures above.