Hi everyone! Remember my blog post when I mentioned my secret a few days ago that I haven’t decorated for fall this season, let alone Thanksgiving. Well, here it is a day before Thanksgiving and Dean and I are hosting dinner with the family so I quickly got in the mood and whipped up 6 last minute Thanksgiving decoration ideas mostly from what I had in the house. If you are scrounging around for last minute decoration ideas, I hope this will help.
IDEA #1: DIY GATHER SIGN
This was just a board we had laying in the garage. The more worn and old it looks the better. I applied white chalk paint that I mixed with some water. This gives it the more white washed and weathered look. Using a sand block to roughen the wood up a little more gave it the look I wanted.
I taped the stencil lettering on the wood so it wouldn’t move while I applied the Martha Stewart brown paint. I used a sponge brush to apply the paint.
After I removed the stencils, I ran the sand block over the letters to give it a more imperfect rustic look.
Adding these great LED battery operated lights with outdoor elements of natural grasses and a small pumpkin makes for a warm and inviting Thanksgiving gathering.
IDEA #2: PINECONES and LED LIGHTS
Truffle dish filled with pine cones and LED lights for a super fast and easy decoration.
IDEA #3 & 4: PAINTED WINE BOTTLE AND PRINTABLE
Take the labels off the wine bottle with warm water. I used Wal-Mart’s chalk paint in white to paint the bottle and craft glue to adhere the laminated burlap that I had picked up at the craft store. Then, I simply tied ribbon around the burlap. You could also stencil Happy Fall on the bottle if you don’t have the burlap.
On our last Your Inspired Design we featured Messy Haired Moms Thanksgiving printables. I mentioned that I had printed it out and it was all ready to be framed. So, here are the two easy decorations displayed together.
IDEA #5: CHALKBOARD PROJECT
No time to hand letter or stencil a Thanksgiving quote on this little chalkboard stand so chalkboard letter stickers sped up this project.
I drew a couple arrows on with a chalkboard marker and BAM…done! We will use this live edge wood table we designed to serve our Thanksgiving side dishes on.
IDEA #6: THANKFUL TABLE SETTING FOR KIDS
This idea came from my friends Gloria and Lisa at Potentially Chic. This is one of their ideas when they were recently featured on their local TV station for Thanksgiving table setting ideas. Use a roll of black paper as a tablecloth from the craft store and have kids write three things they are thankful for. I have some colored chalk set out for them to draw doodles on the paper. Never too old to doodle. The chalkboard turkey name plates were purchased in the checkout line at Michael’s craft store at 50% off.
We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope that as you gather together with friends and family you are reminded of all things big and small to be grateful for.