Thanksgiving decorations are part of the fun for the holiday season. Affordable ideas for decorating aren’t only easy on the pocketbook, but simple to make as well. Listed are some awesome ideas as centerpieces you can put anywhere in your home on the table or by a window. There are so many ideas to decorate for Thanksgiving, but these make the most elegant centerpieces.
Affordable Thanksgiving Decorations – Candle Centerpieces
***** Find different sizes of glass containers that fit various sizes of candles such as pillars, votives or long candles. Get peanuts, hazelnuts, pecans, or walnuts and spread them evenly in each glass at the base of the candle. Wrap a nice orange or brown colored ribbon on the outside of the containers if you want to add a bit more pizazz to it.
***** Artichokes, apples, and pumpkins are sturdy food items for holding candles. If you core a hole inside one of them, they will make the perfect candle stand. Just make sure the hole is big enough to insert a tapered candle in and it remains in place. If you make more than one of these candle displays, do them at various heights as a dimensional effect.
Affordable Thanksgiving Decorations – Clear Bowls and Jars
***** Pears or apples look gorgeous in apothecary jars or clear bowls. It doesn’t get more simple than that. Maybe sprinkle some autumn color sprigs inside the jars and you have a beautiful centerpiece.
***** Wheat shocks, Indian corn ears, pecans, or walnuts go a long ways in affordable Thanksgiving decorations. Start by getting a glass bowl and place a canning jar inside an overturned silver mold. Put corn ears, shocks, and nuts in any manner you wish to create a pretty centerpiece.
Affordable Thanksgiving Decorations – Centerpiece Themes
***** Vintage items are great ideas for Thanksgiving decorations. If you garden and collect vintage tools of the hobby, you may have a large antique metal antique scoop. This works well when you lay out a handkerchief with autumn hues on it. You can leave it that way by itself as or stagger some miniature pumpkins or tea light candles on it. If you have an antique spice container, put it beside the metal scoop to complete polish the themed centerpiece.
***** Do you have some old books you don’t know what to do with? They can come in handy with this Thanksgiving decorating tip. If you have hard cover books of different colors, stack the up. If you have the books with binders that are green, orange, red, or brown that would be ideal. Next, add an assortment of fall blooms around the books and the centerpiece is festive. If you have an extra book or two, go ahead and stand between the blooms and stacked books. It’s affordable, easy, and makes a lovely centerpiece decoration.
Affordable Thanksgiving Decorations – Pumpkin Centerpieces
Pumpkins serve as versatile decorating mediums for Thanksgiving. Everyone knows they’re affordable and the look you can get from pumpkin decorations is endless. The gourd comes in different colors which gives contrast to holiday decorations. They’re fun to play around with and you can get really crafty with them when you’re creating a centerpiece. Here are three ideas for decorations with pumpkins for Thanksgiving.
***** Get a large orange pumpkin a few small white pumpkins. Set the big gourd on a cake or pie serving pedestal and set the smaller pumpkins in a circle around it. Add fall twigs such as berry sprigs on top of the large pumpkin and sort them unevenly amongst the miniature ones.
***** Another fun idea for affordable Thanksgiving centerpieces is to glam up fruit and gourds. Your kids will really get into decorating where there’s glitter and glue involved! Get spray glue and different glitter colors. Spray apples, pears and pumpkins with glue spray then sprinkle whatever colors you want on them. The end result is glitzy centerpiece decorations to put anywhere in the home.
At least one of these Thanksgiving decorating ideas will make your holiday easier without added expense. The time involved with the centerpieces is limited as well, which reduces unnecessary stress.
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Sources: Good Housekeeping , Better Homes and Gardens