Thinking about decorating your entire home or apartment for every holiday can be exhausting. There is so much to do, and just when you get everything up, the holiday passes and it’s time to decorate for the next one.
We’ve got your back. We put together four super simple DIY projects that pull double duty: they will give your home a festive feel this Thanksgiving but won’t look out of place if you leave them up after all the leftovers have been eaten.
This garland is so fun to make, plus you can make it in any color you choose. I used three yards of fabric, one in each color, and three yards of rope. Cut the fabric into strips and tie to the rope in any pattern you’d like. You could alternate or do random colors, or go for a blockier look like I did. This railing is right inside my door and leads to the kitchen, so it creates a nice greeting for guests as they enter my house.
While fall wreaths are great for door décor, it’s easy to mix things up with a chalkboard sign. Grab a frame from a thrift store. Use chalkboard spray paint on the glass and paint the frame whatever color you want. After the paint has dried and cured, write a welcoming message to usher your guests into your home.
Pumpkins and platter
You might recognize the polka dotted pumpkin from last month’s Trend to Try. By keeping your Halloween pumpkin décor neutral, you can easily transition them to Thanksgiving. Add a few more pumpkins for heft, and you have yourself a vignette.
The chalkboard tray is upcycled from an old tray my mom found at a thrift store. A quick layer of chalk paint and this little guy is ready to spread a holiday message no matter what is being celebrated.
It’s nice to have a simple reminder of what Thanksgiving is all about. Making a “thankful” bunting is a great option. Create a triangle template out of cardboard and use it to cut out triangles from burlap. Hot glue the triangles to a piece or rope or twine, and use a permanent marker to write out one letter on each piece of burlap. Then hang and enjoy the reminder.