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I think Thanksgiving tends to make us feel closer to family than we have during the entire year. It’s a time for laughter, food, fun, football, shopping and creating new memories. That said, I think it’s important to ensure that your surroundings and visuals add directly to the memories, creating a warm environment that ultimately adds to the memory of love and family. The whole point of decorating during the fall and even Thanksgiving is to create a warm atmosphere that mimics the outside elements of the season.

Today, I put together a few visual elements that are super easy to create to make your Thanksgiving a little more festive without breaking the bank or taking up too much of your time.

Place settings

I’m assuming Thanksgiving is the time to break out the fine china and cutlery. However whether expensive or plastic, make the table more festive by adding beautiful ribbons to your cutlery. The cost? No more than $5 for supplies and a little bit of time!  Adding this detail makes the guest feel like you’ve spent all day decorating thinking of them, as well as in the kitchen preparing a wonderful meal!



Glass containers

If you’ve ever been to my house, you know I have a ton of glass vases and things around my house. This is mostly due to my wedding, but also because I love finding new and festive ways to fill them around the house. Whether it’s adding in red, pink, and white candy for valentines or creating a new centerpiece for a table, glass containers are a wonderful way to showcase your festive self during the holidays.


If you’re not into purchasing real pumpkins, gourds and such, opt for faux leaves, pinecones, faux pears, or even faux pumpkins. I have a few around my house now that took me 5 minutes to put together (literally).

Candles & Candles Stick Holders

Candles are a fool-proof way to decorate for any season. Add them to glass containers or opt for taller taper candles to add some height to your table. To make it festive, spray paint candle holders silver or gold for your table! Then you can use either or for Christmas decorations.



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