Bring Something New to the Table This Thanksgiving: Pinterest Fab 4

Abigail Sawyer | 09 Nov 2012 | Seasonal Trends

Decorating for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just a  few weeks away, it’s time to start preparing your home for the year’s biggest meal.  Whether it’s a yummy recipe or a beautiful centerpiece, start a new tradition for this year’s family gathering from our favorite holiday Pinterest finds.

1. A luxe, nature-inspired tablescape – Although you likely won’t be hosting your Thanksgiving meal in the great outdoors, you can still take inspiration from this incredible forest scene. Let the kids help make an organic table runner from moss. You can by some from a local garden store or let the little ones hunt and gather in the backyard. Finish off the look by incorporating metallic accents of varying heights. Bring inrich pops of plumb, royal blue and auburn with napkins, floral arrangements and fruit.

 2. Sweet, spicy, nutty Thanksgiving popcorn– If you’re not the host of this year’s turkey day festivities, bring over this yummy treat as an appetizer, dessert, or football-watching snack. It’s said to have all the flavors of Thanksgiving with mixed nuts, dried cranberries, maple syrup, brown sugar, apple pie seasoning, and more! You’ve got to try it this year.

3. A flower-free fall centerpiece–  This is another decor idea that will keep kids busy in the backyard. Fill a vase with birdseed (you can reuse it later) and start sticking in dried grasses, berry sprigs, feathers, and greenery found in the backyard. The birdseed acts like floral foam, holding your arrangement steady as you add more pieces. It’s easy enough for kids to help with too!

4. A DIY (draw-it-yourself) kids table– Hand-turkeys will abound with a butcher-paper table cloth and lots of crayons. Cut the edges into a fringe to add a little more whimsy for kiddos and cousins. Take this idea to the grown-up table to let all your guests get in on the fun!

For more gobbling-good ideas, take a look at our Fall Home Decor board on Pinterest. We’d love to hear from you! Drop us a line in the comments and let us know what new tradition you’re starting this Thanksgiving.

Here’s to hoping we all see the blessings in our lives a little clearer this Thanksgiving. All of us at hope you have a good one!



  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw