Decorating For Thanksgiving

Three candles of white, red, and yellow on a mantlepiece surrounded by fall berries and leaves.

Fall is typically the time when we move indoors and begin the holiday season. Beginning with Thanksgiving and ending with New Year's, we see much to celebrate. Because Thanksgiving is also a celebration of bounty and harvest, it is the perfect time of the year to decorate the home using these themes.

Outdoor Decorations

Make your friends and family feel welcome by decorating the exterior of your home with items that bring to mind abundant bounty. Wreaths on the door are often made with fruits and vegetables. The problem with using fruits and vegetables, though, is their longevity. This is especially true in cold climates.

One way around this is to make a wreath of fruits and vegetable to decorate the door on Thanksgiving Day, but use a wreath made of grapevine for the remainder of the season. These grapevine wreaths can be decorated with dried flowers, ribbons, and small gourds to signify the harvest. They are virtually indestructible and can be changed to suit your whim.

Indoor Decorations

Decorating for the harvest celebration that is Thanksgiving can be as simple as using fall flowers, Indian corn, and gourds to create a centerpiece. You can purchase Indian corn at most farmer's markets. Think budget here: go out and collect acorns, pine cones, and beautiful fall leaves. Your decorations don't have to be expensive to be elaborate.