Simple but Elegant Thanksgiving Home Décor Ideas
Today I figured I’d share my sparse thanksgiving home décor ideas and mix it up with my personal list of gratitude. Because I go all out for Halloween and Christmas, my Thanksgiving home décor is limited to a few things like a small collection of mercury glass pumpkins and gourds, my repurposed Thanksgiving sign, and my fabric pumpkins and chalk paint pumpkins.
Stenciled FALL Book Pages
I had a old damaged book, so I removed four of the blank pages and stenciled “FALL” on them with a pencil. I glued them on black card stock and then used clothes pins to hang them up. I love the way it turned out.
Timeless Home Decor Pieces
You will see my collection of mercury glass pumpkins throughout this post. I purchased most of these at TJ Maxx. I chose to collect mercury glass because to me, it is timeless. They are neutral in color so you can always mix up your Thanksgiving home decor colors and the mercury glass will still match. They can look both traditional and modern at the same time. For me, I tend to change my style every year, but I know that my mercury glass will always go with the style I choose.
Store Bought Centerpieces
I don’t know about you, but our local grocery stores and Farmer’s Markets have a beautiful selection of holiday centerpieces. The one pictured below was a hostess gift that was given to me and I love it. It’s bright and beautiful and will last at least a week or longer. Sometimes store bought is the way to go especially if your are caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Pictured below are two different DIY pumpkin ideas: 1) chalk paint pumpkins and 2) fabric covered pumpkins.
Chalk Paint Pumpkins
All you need to do to make these is to purchase artificial or even real mini pumpkins. Paint them with two coats of chalk paint in any color. Embellish them with ribbon and twine.
Fabric Covered Pumpkins
To cover pumpkins and gourds in fabric, cut strips of fabric and use Mod Podge to paint the fabric onto the pumpkin. You can use old clothing or fabric scraps. Choose a pattern if you desire. Use a foam brush to “paint” a final coat of Mod Podge over top of the pumpkin once it is covered. Lastly, embellish them wit ribbon and twine.
Gather Together & Give Thanks DIY Sign
I made this sign out of an old cabinet door that I got for free. You can buy old doors like this one for a few dollars at second hand stores like the Habitat for Humanity Restore. I used left over paint to paint the entire door and then stenciled the words onto the sign. It’s an inexpensive DIY with a big statement.
Photos of Family and Friends
Of course, one of the main reasons we give thanks is because of our family and friends. So, for me, displaying pictures of them this time of year is a must.