Thanksgiving Table Decor

Almost as important as the Thanksgiving feast is the Thanksgiving table decor.  After all, if you are going through the trouble to prepare tasty foods with great presentation, you also want your table to look beautiful.

Because there are all kinds of easy and inexpensive ways to dress up the table, you can get plenty of bang for the buck. To inspire you, I am highlighting just a few of the most creative ideas that I found.

Thanksgiving Table Decor Using Pumpkins

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Thanksgiving table decorations by Decorating Ideas Made Easy

In order to warm up this table display, an old board as a base. The base displays white pumpkins and other natural elements down the center of a table. Check out the Thanksgiving centerpiece tutorial at Decorating Ideas Made Easy.

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Thanksgiving centerpiece by Far Above Rubies

An old crate or handmade wooden box, like this one, is perfect for displaying ghourds, pumpkins and other decorative items to coordinate with your tableware.

Here is another example of this same box decorated for Thanksgiving with a more colorful arrangement:

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Thanksgiving table by Far Above Rubies

See all of the holiday centerpieces, created in this wooden box, at Far Above Rubies.

Napkin And Silverware Holders

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DIY napkin ring by Parties For Pennies

Something as simple as a decorative napkin ring can dress up a table in a big way. These easy napkins rings add a nice elegant Fall touch with the gold dipped acorns.

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No sew silverware holder by On Sutton Place

How cute is this whimsical silverware holder? The best part is that it is a no sew project. Check out all of the details for this craft at On Sutton Place.

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Rustic Halloween Crafts To Decorate Your Home

If you think Halloween is all about bright orange and green, think again! It’s easy to carry over a rustic decorating scheme right into the holiday season with some handy craft tricks. These rustic Halloween crafts make it easy to have a festive home.

Rustic Halloween Crafts

The first idea is to take a dollar store pumpkin and give it a rustic aged look by antiquing it. Debbie Doos shows just how easy it is to accomplish this with a little bit of dark wax.

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Antiqued pumpkin by Debbie Doos

Doesn’t the new pumpkin look rustic and warm? Check out this halloween craft and see how it also looks on a squash.

Mason jar crafts are always a favorite and this fun candy corn mason jar is fantastic for Halloween. A little paint is all you need to repurpose the jars into festive decor.

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Candy corn mason jars by A Diamond In The Stuff

The easy to follow tutorial can be found at A Diamond In The Stuff.

These rustic pumpkins were crafted from scrap wood.

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Rustic scrap wood pumpkins by Finding Home

Get the step by step tutorial from Finding Home.

Another type of scrap wood pumpkin to add to your Halloween crafts is a stacked wood pumpkin craft. It gives a totally different look that is still rustic and super fun.

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Rustic stacked wood pumpkins by DIY Swank

See the instructions at DIY Swank.

The last Halloween craft idea is also a great way to recycle some of your old cans. These rustic painted cans make an adorable way to store treats.

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Painted tin cans by Country Woman Magazine

And, make sure you check out my post on pumpkin crafts to see how I transformed a variety of pumpkins using things like birch bark, book pages, and even an old sweater!



A Collection Of Memorial Day Crafts

There is no better way to show your patriotic spirit then to decorate with some festive red, white and blue for the Memorial Day holiday.  If you are looking for unique ways to dress up your back yard barbecue or add a little indoor party charm, these Memorial Day crafts will get you well on your way to creating the right ambiance.

Memorial Day Wreath

The American flag is, of course, a given item to display.  However, there are other ways to display our flag in a more creative style.  This clever clothespin wreath is one great example.

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Clothespin flag wreath by Cat’s Craft Room

This wreath is a fantastic way to welcome in guests!

Patriotic Luminaries

The next idea has to involve mason jars because there is always a mason jar craft for every occasion!  These luminaries are super festive and could even be filled with citronella candles to keep those pesky mosquitos away in the evening.

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Patriotic mason jar luminaries by Crafts By Amanda

These luminaries are perfect for decorating either inside or out.

Red, White and Blue Banner

Another way to decorate is with banners.  I am loving this rustic star banner idea using paint sticks.

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Star banner by Dreaming in Color

The stars seem to especially pop against that rustic wood and burlap background.

Patriotic Silverware Holders

I love recycled crafts and this next project is a great way to reuse tin cans in a decorative and useful way.

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Patriotic can utensil holder by Free Craft Unlimited

The now repurposed utensil holder is a festive addition to a party tablescape.

For many more ideas to make your Memorial Day holiday more festive, make sure to check out my post A Roundup Of Memorial Day Crafts.

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Ten Creative Easter Mason Jar Crafts

It’s time to get out the mason jars again and this time for a little Easter decorating!  You won’t be disappointed by all of the unique and creative ideas for using simple mason jars to make a festive atmosphere for your Easter holiday.

I rounded up ten of the most creative ideas for Easter mason jar crafts to inspire you.  You can just click on any of the photos or links to bring you directly to the source for instructions or more detail.

1.  Mason Jar Easter Basket by The Gunny Sack

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Mason jar Easter basket by The Gunny Sack

A mason jar can easily be turned into a basket by adding a handle!  Then, just add your favorite treats or decorative items.

2.  Painted Mason Jars by Number 2 Pencil

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Easter mason jars by Number 2 Pencil

Painted mason jars are popular and these little Easter chicks and bunny are an adorable addition to some festive holiday decor.

3.  Easter Bunny Gift Jars by The Idea Room

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Easter bunny gift jars by The Idea Room

I think anyone would love to see this gift package coming!  Not only are the jars an adorable looking treat but the carrying box is super festive as well.

4.  Mason Jar Centerpiece by Decor Chick

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Mason jar centerpiece by Decor Chick

I am in LOVE with this centerpiece idea!  Probably because aqua is one of my favorite colors right now.  This is super elegant, simple and chic.

5.  Mason Jar Candy Pedestals by Living Well Spending Less

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Easter candy pedestals by Eating Well Spending Less

With Easter comes candy and this is a great way to display those pretty pastel colored treats.

6.  Bunny Tails Easter Treats by Uncommon Designs

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Bunny tail Easter treats by Uncommon Designs

Here is a cute and easy treat idea that is enhanced even more by the fun garland!

7.  Bird’s Nest Cupcakes In A Jar by At The Picket Fence

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Bird's nest cupcakes in a jar by At The Picket Fence

This could be the yummiest treat in a jar of all!

8.  Easter Egg Tree by Little Lucy Lu

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Easter egg tree by Little Lucy Lu

Any centerpiece that incorporates branches and twine is aces in by book.  The fact that the mason jar is painted white just completes the wonderful ensemble perfectly!

9.  Easter Mason Jar Candles by The Frugal Girls

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Easter mason jar candles by The Frugal Girls

Mason jars make perfect candle holders.  I love this idea for writing an Easter message on a set of jars to display on a mantel or shelf.

10.  Bird’s Nest Vase by Jennifer Rizzo

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Bird's nest vase by Jennifer Rizzo

And finally, this mason jar is completely camouflaged in grapevine but WOW!  What a cool and unique idea.  The bird’s nest vase is perfect for spring time and Easter.

I hope you have been inspired!

Happy Easter!

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Rustic Easter Centerpiece Ideas

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Easter is just around the corner and you may be thinking about how you are going to decorate your table for the holiday.  Although I do like the pastel colors of Spring, I like to see a little earthiness combined with all of that softness normally seen at Easter.

I love this first centerpiece idea which places pastel colored eggs in rustic bird nests surrounded by blooming branches:

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Rustic Easter centerpiece by Better Homes And Gardens

Here is a similar idea that is super quick and easy using just one bird’s nest and plastic eggs.

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Bird's nest centerpiece by BHG

I liked the next idea for a more simple minimalist approach.

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Undyed eggs bouquet by Good Housekeeping

Using undyed eggs in a vintage wire basket, as a base for a bouquet of flowers, is a simple and chic idea for a pretty Easter table.

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Natural Easter basket centerpiece by C Maria Virgen

A fun and festive look would be to have your own homemade Easter basket at the table’s center!  This creative centerpiece is an inspiring idea to try.

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Easter nests by Social Coutoure

More nests – I do love these!

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Easter flower box centerpiece by B Lovely Events

Old crates and salvaged wood boxes have always been one of my favorite containers to use for rustic centerpieces.  This rustic flower box provides the perfect contrast for the soft and pretty Easter flowers on display.

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Easter centerpiece idea by Clemmensen and Brok

Here is a unique idea that is fresh and natural.

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Easter centerpiece by Lilla Blanka

Simple potted flowers in a rustic pot and a book page covered egg may be all you need to decorate your table.  The look is still festive and chic for the holiday but neutral enough to compliment the rest of your decor.

I hope you have been inspired!

Happy Decorating!

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