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Nature-inspired Thanksgiving decor

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Deck out your Thanksgiving table with natural elements you can get from your own backyard or at a farmers market. Here's how to decorate for Thanksgiving.

Deck out your Thanksgiving table with natural elements you can get from your own backyard or at a farmers market. Here's how to decorate for Thanksgiving.


Deck out your Thanksgiving table with natural elements you can get from your own backyard or at a farmers market. Here's how to decorate for Thanksgiving.

Get in touch with your inner hunter and gatherer and scrounge together some of these ideas for a natural Thanksgiving tablescape that's budget friendly too. Or, if cardio shopping is more your style, pick up some of the items below at the market while picking up your Thanksgiving grocery list.

Pumpkins and gourds

The easiest way to give your table a little festive flair for the holiday is to simply cluster a few small pumpkins and gourds around the house. If you're feeling extra crafty, try making a DIY gourd candle for your Thanksgiving table.

Herbs

In addition to having plenty of fresh herbs for your classic Thanksgiving dishes, potted herbs can also double as table decor. Colorful containers can coordinate with table linens or other accents. More neutral containers in terra cotta or a sleek gray would look lovely on a Thanksgiving tablescape with a more natural feel. Place in a row in the middle of the table or clump containers with various sizes together for a more collected look.

Individual bundles of herbs can be tied up with ribbon or twine with a name card for each table setting.

Pinecones

If you live in an area with plenty of evergreens, pinecones should be abundant this time of the year so simply go for a little nature walk and pick up a few. Otherwise you can snag a bag at the market or at a craft store. Be cautious about using the cinnamon-scented pinecones though. A few of these might be nice in the living room, but can potentially overwhelm an already fragrant dinner table.

Nuts

Display nuts alone in a glass vase or the perimeter of a Hurricane vase with a candle pillar in the middle.  If your centerpiece is looking wimpy, sprinkle an assortment of nuts down the middle of the table to fill in the empty space.

Fall leaves

If you still have fall leaves with color in your area, pluck a few and sprinkle them around the table. For a simple centerpiece, use double-sided tape to secure the leaves onto pillar candles and arrange on a decorative plate to catch wax drippings.

 
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