When it comes to Thanksgiving décor you don’t have to get real fancy. Using fall colors you can create a particular theme inside the home and out. Unlike other holidays, with their decorated eggs and flashy gifts, Thanksgiving is more about the season rather than the holiday itself. Things like gourds, pumpkins, and turkey images make decorating easy.
One of the first things that guests see when they come to your house for Thanksgiving dinner is the front door. You don’t have to greet them with a magnificent wreath or other expensive décor. Use simple pine cones to make a door decoration that’s perfectly suitable for Thanksgiving while being understated and beautiful at the same time.
Make a hanger for the new door décor by using a small, metal ring. You’ll find an assortment of the rings at any craft store. In addition to the ring you’ll need ribbon. The ribbons you use can be all the same color or you can use a combination of fall colors. Or, buy ribbon which features Thanksgiving images, like turkeys. The ribbon width is up to you but really narrow ribbon, or really wide ribbon, aren’t ideal. A good width is between an inch or an inch and a half.
Cut one ribbon piece for each two pine cones you have. Gather all the ribbons together, fold them in half, then lay them on a table. With the ends of the ribbons facing you, lay the metal ring on the ribbons, up close to the fold. Take the ends of the ribbons and push them through the loop formed by the fold of the ribbons. Pull the ends down tightly to attach them to the ring.
Cut the ribbons so that each one of them hangs at a different length. Cut some short, some a little longer, and some rather long. Attach one pinecone to the end of each ribbon by using a dot of hot glue. The pine cones don’t have to be used as they are. Paint them in fall colors, paint them gold, or just glitter them. Use some as they are and some of them painted. There are lots of different designs you can do.
The simplistic Thanksgiving door decoration isn’t anything fancy but is beautiful, nevertheless. It only takes minutes to make it, and if you can find the pine cones free, you’ll invest very little to create the door décor.