“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” ~Stanley Horowitz
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and now is the perfect time to fill your home with the beautiful colors of autumn. In my neck of the woods in NC, the trees are on display with reds, golds, oranges and browns. There is no better inspiration for fall decorating than the fall palate God has created in nature.
To decorate for Thanksgiving, take a walk outside and look for things in nature you can use to decorate your home.
Pine cones are plentiful, and you are only limited by your imagination.
- Put them in a basket or glass bowl on your coffee table.
- Scatter them around your mantle.
- Hot glue smaller pine cones around candles to make a unique dining room table display.
- Glue small pine cones around a picture frame.
Leaves bring in the vibrant colors that autumn is known for.
- Let the kids pick out colorful leaves to adorn your mantle.
- Use the leaves to make a framed collage.
- Purchase a styrofoam wreath from your craft store, and cover it with a combination of leaves, pine cones, acorns, and other fall goodies. If you have grapevines in your area, wind them into a circle and attach leaves for a colorful door wreath.
- Adorn a large candle with leaves. Soften the wax of the candle with a hairdryer, then press leaves into the side of the candle.
- String the leaves together to make a beautiful garland you can wind down your banister, or put on your mantle, or dining room table.
- Arrange leaves in a glass bowl for a colorful decoration.
Branches now bare from their leaves make beautiful additions.
- Set an interesting branch in a tall vase to display on a side table.
- Put together a fall vignette with branches, leaves, and pine cones.
- Use a branch as a centerpiece on your dining room table. Lay it lengthwise on the table, nestle votive candles around the branch, and fill in spaces with pine cones and colorful leaves.
I’d love to hear your ideas! Tell me in the comments ways you’ve decorated for fall.