Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time where you spend quality time with your family and friends. It is also a time of the year where we find ourselves spending a lot of money. During the holiday season, finding ways to save a little cash are always welcomed. One way I found that saves you a ton of money is creating your own holiday decorations – or more commonly known as DIY! Using the natural bounty that is available during this time of the year is a fun, inexpensive and environmentally friendly option for decorating. I have come up with a few creative ideas that can make this Thanksgiving something to really be thankful for!
The Colors of the Leaves
One of my favorite components of the autumn season is how beautiful the leaves look when they start changing colors. Collecting leaves to use for both crafts and as a part of your seasonal decorations is an awesome yet inexpensive idea. Leaves can be a beautiful addition to flower arrangements or can make a great arrangement all on their own. You can also use leaves to create a festive holiday wreath for the front of your door or even make some Thanksgiving themed garlands.
Nuts, Branches and Berries
As the autumn season turns to winter, natural decorative items such as nuts, berries, and pine branches can be an excellent choice for decorations – not only for the Thanksgiving season, but for the remainder of the holiday season as well. Adding some walnuts, or pine cones to your table, or in an arrangement can add a splash of color. Berries can also be added into the mix or displayed nicely in a wreath can add a nice touch that will last you through the season.
Vegetables that are available during the harvest season are not only tasty to eat, but they’re also a beautiful and inexpensive way to decorate your home or table top. Arrange all different sized pumpkins or squash to the front of your steps or around the door way. Using smaller squash or a variety of gourds as a part of your table centerpiece or as candle-holders does the trick! Another great vegetable to use for Thanksgiving decoration is corn. A bunch of corn hung on the door or arranged in a vase can create a stunning look at virtually no cost.
Getting creative around the holidays with the natural bounty of the season is not only inexpensive way to give your home that beautiful and traditional holiday look, it is fun!