If you’re hosting friends and family this Thanksgiving for the annual feast, you’ll want to create a memorable meal for everyone to enjoy, and part of that experience is dining at a beautifully decorated table. But what most Thanksgiving hosts don’t realize – and what none of your guests need to know – is just how easy it is to create a beautiful Thanksgiving table without spending a fortune. Here are our seven tips on decorating your Thanksgiving table on a budget:
1) Let nature be your guide
Twigs, branches, pinecones, leaves, acorns – much of what you need to decorate your table can usually be found right outside your home. To give just one example, decorating your table with a vase or two filled with some natural arrangements can create a truly festive and autumnal atmosphere at virtually no cost.
2) Make homemade centerpieces
Countless centerpieces can also be created from things you can find outside. If you want to push your creativity even further, a homemade arts and crafts centerpiece can also establish your table’s elegance and set just the right Thanksgiving mood.
3) Use candles
Whether you make the candles yourself or purchase them, candles can serve as the perfect budget conscious choice to create a relaxing atmosphere. And speaking of candles, there is also the bigger option:
4) Light a fire
Nothing establishes a mood more effectively than a well-lit fireplace. Moving your Thanksgiving table near your fireplace will envelop it with a magical glow.
5) Decorate with natural grains
Another way to celebrate the Thanksgiving season beautifully yet inexpensively is to use grains or dried beans in your decorations. Perfectly in season – and in spirit – with the holiday, grains or dried beans can be put in bowls, glass jars, and even at the base of candles.
6) Use dried Native American corn cobs
Another excellent way to decorate your entire table or use as its centerpiece is to use dried Native American corn cobs. These multicolored corncobs capture the holiday spirit, and are truly beautiful to look at besides.
7) Create homemade “what I’m thankful for” cards and place them on the Thanksgiving table for guests to fill out
Last but certainly not least is a homemade decorating tip that we believe can truly transform your Thanksgiving experience. For while just about everyone loves turkey and stuffing, the reality is that the best Thanksgiving meals sometimes have nothing to do with the food. To create a truly memorable Thanksgiving, we recommend that you ask guests who come to your table to write personal notes on specially designed cards you’ve created, then ask them during the meal to read aloud what they’ve written. You may be surprised how poignant and personal your guests’ responses turn out to be – and how, at little to no cost, you have used your decorations in a way to make Thanksgiving unforgettable.
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