This is the perfect way to get your guests to contribute to your Thanksgiving decor. As your guests arrive, ask them to write what they are thankful for on a ready made tag. Then have them hang their tag on your tree. This tree would look great on a buffet table where guests can read all the tags as they wait for their food.
This tree is made with store bought branches but you can find your own branches in your backyard. I always have a can of spray paint hanging around, you can spray the branches to coordinate with your home decor.
It is important to keep you centerpieces low so that guests can see each other. I like to use items that can be eaten after the holiday. I bought a few acorn squash and a pound of mixed nuts at the grocery store. Make sure you use unscented candles for centerpieces. Scented candles may take away from your delicious meal!
I love this pumpkin because you can decorate with it for Halloween, as well as Thanksgiving. You can make it into a table center piece or have it on your front porch. All you have to do is cut a hole in the top and clean out the insides. The better you clean it out, the longer it will last. Then you can pop a plant into it. I used mums because they are inexpensive and they bring in a lot of color.
These pumpkins are a great example of how you can take dollar store merchandise and turn them into cute accessories for your coffee table or book shelf. I also love them because they will last throughout the season. Follow the instructions below to make your own.
Paint your pumpkin, I used black and bronze acrylic paint. A useful tip is to use push pins on the bottom so that the paint doesn't touch anything as it dries.
Paint faux leaves to match your pumpkin.
Then you can embellish them with sequins and beads. I used clear drying glue to make them stick.
You can even make a black and gold pumpkin to support Saints football!