Simple Seasonal Decor

Now that we’re a whopping three days into December, we have minimal time to get that seasonal decor up around our apartments. Since none of us have the time (or electric bill means) to deck-out our home exteriors with lights… we’re down for some simple inside DIYs to make things festive!

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Thanksgiving Table Settings

While you’re probably not personally hosting Thanksgiving, I’m sure your mom, grandma, aunt, etc. would love your help in the decorating department. Here are some of our favorite looks for the Thanksgiving table…

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01. Festive Centerpieces
Collecting things from around the house and backyard is a great way to tie things together on the table and make it a little more festive. Got some pheasant feathers lying around? I know, we all do. Not quite. But it’s possible that you have some old crafting feathers in a drawer that you never ended up using for anything. Find some old glass bottles and throw a little greenery in there for a seasonal pop of color.

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02. Name Cards
Sometimes a simple ol’ pretty name card will do. Whether it’s handmade with calligraphy or drawn with your cousins – the craftiness will shine through in the best way. Use it as a Wednesday evening project to get the family together, and if you’re someone who has a ton of Thanksgiving guests, to reacquaint yourself with Thursday’s lineup.

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03. Candles
Hit your local Goodwill or antique shop this week and gather interesting shaped candle sticks for a romantic and vintage look. If they’re not in good shape, don’t fret – grab some brass or gold spray paint from Home Depot and spruce them up! You can stick to all white candles or pick a color that fits your general theme.

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04. Menus
To take the sophistication up a notch, menus do just the trick. Pick up some card stock and twine, and have some fun designing your own! Pinterest has all sorts of well-designed inspiration. Wrap them around some pretty linens and you’ll feel like one fancy feline.

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05. If all else fails…just add some pretty things together!
Pumpkins, pine cones, flowers, leaves… whatever! Metallics paired with natural items are in right now, so that’s always a good start. Start mixing and matching, and soon enough you’ll have a perfectly eclectic centerpiece filled with conversation starters!

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