Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We know that preparing a feast and entertaining family can be more than overwhelming. One thing you won’t have to worry about is your décor; we’re giving you some super easy do-it-yourself decorating tips to impress your guests. (They’re also kid-friendly and fun!) Below are three quick ways to add a bit of flair to any room.
1. Glitter Mason Jar Votives
These gorgeous glittery jars will instantly add some glam and warmth to your home. While they look super luxurious, they’re crazy easy to make and very low cost. These votives will make your home sparkle…glitterally.
(Photo via CakeryPapery)
What You’ll Need:
- Mason jars
- Glitter of any color (for Thanksgiving, we recommend golds, reds, and oranges)
- Elmer’s Glue
- Tea lights
- Mix Elmer’s glue and water
- Use a paint brush to brush the mixture onto the inside of the jar
- Pour about ¼ cup of glitter into a glue-painted jar and roll the jar on its side until the glitter is everywhere you want it to be- getting mason jars with lids may be useful for this step
- Dump out the lose glitter and set aside for other jars
- Set the jars aside to dry (open them if you’ve placed lids on them)
- Once dry place the tea lights inside and light!
Voila. Thanks to cakerypapery for this great idea!
2. Painted Acorns
Instead of ignoring all of the acorns on the ground: pick them up, take them home, and make them the talk of your Thanksgiving table. Seriously, this is no j(oak).
(Photo via HomeStoriesAtoZ)
What You’ll Need:
- Acorns, and lots of ‘em (with caps on)
- A baking sheet and aluminum foil
- Acrylic craft paints (again, for Thanksgiving we recommend warm colors)
- A paintbrush
- Place acorns on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 170 degrees for an hour and a half to two hours
- Using your acrylics, paint with the grain of the acorn. If you want the color to appear solid, do two-three coats. For a more natural and rustic look, do one coat.
- Set the acorns aside to dry!
- Place the acorns in a bowl as a centerpiece or leave them loose on the middle of the table
We’re hopeful that these will become acorn-erstone of your Thanksgiving table. Thanks to homestoriesatoz for the fun idea!
3. Painted Twigs
No more excuses for not cleaning up the branches in your front yard because now, they’re art. Bringing the outside elements indoors can add a natural, organic touch to a room. C’mon, branch out.
(Photo via sarahhearts)
What You’ll Need:
- Acrylic craft paint (again, use golds, reds, oranges, and browns for a Thanksgiving theme)
- Foam brush or a paintbrush
- Painters’ tape
- Vases, jars, milk jugs, or cans…really just anything to hold the twigs
- Cut the branches to a desired height for the container. They can be cut the same height or varying to appear uneven – it all depends on what kind of look you want.
- If using a foam brush, paint the twig in color-blocked sections, this brush allows you to get straight edges without painters’ tape
- If using a paintbrush and painters’ tape, tape off sections of the twig that you would like to paint, and then add the color (the tape is to form straight edges)
- Let the twigs dry
- Peel the tape off if you used any
- Place twigs in the vases you’ve chosen
A lovely (tree)t for the eyes. Thanks to sarahhearts for the creative suggestion!
We hope these DIY decorations will add a fabulous and homemade pop of décor to your Thanksgiving table. Happy holidays!
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