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Decorating for Thanksgiving Without Breaking the Bank

Decorating for Thanksgiving Without Breaking the Bank

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I love decorating for Holidays. Whether its Christmas, Easter, Halloween or Thanksgiving, nothing gets me in the mood like some great decorations.

Decorating for all these holidays can lead to some financial strain. Let’s face it, its expensive to transform your home around the holidays.

So this holiday season I have made it my mission to decorate on a budget. I want to enjoy the holiday decor, without breaking the bank.

I feel like Thanksgiving is an easier holiday to decorate for on a budget. Mainly because of the beauty fall brings in our Country. Between, the stocks of corn, hay bails, fall leaves, and gourds, you don’t have to look far for ideas.

Here are some suggestions for decoration outdoors and indoors.
* Ask a local farmer for some hay bails. You can put hay bails at the end of your driveway with some gourds and pumpkins on top.
* Also ask for some stalks of corn. They can be tied around your lamp posts to bring a Fall feel to your lawn.
* Pumpkins. Add some pumpkins to your porch. They are inexpensive and can add some character to the front of your home.
*Scarecrows. These can be bought at any store at this time of year. If you are feeling creative you can do this yourself for free. Grab some hay, an old shirt and jeans, and safety pins. Put together a few scarecrows and place them on your front lawn for some Fall Decor.

*Collect some colorful leaves around your yard.  You can add them to a clear vase, and situate them around your house.  This would make a nice centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.  You can also scatter them in the center of the table, and add candles for a nice soft look.
* Grab some spray paint in your favorite fall color and decorate some pine cones, acorns, and corn husks.  You can add them to the mantel, put them in a glass jar, or use as a center piece.  Be creative.
*Make name cards.  Take a gourd, acorn, or fall fruit and a Name plate to the item.  You can glue a piece of paper to a toothpick and write your guests name.   This helps dress up the table.
*Display your kids crafts around the house.  They can dress up a bare wall, or fridge and add character to a house.

These are just a few ideas to help make your home feel more festive without breaking the bank.  Most importantly enjoy the main reason we celebrate Thanksgiving, and be thankful for what we have.

What do you do to decorate for Thanksgiving?  Do you have any budget friendly decoration ideas?  How do you stay on budget?


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  1. Amanda Wednesday - 03 / 10 / 2012 Reply
    Thanks for the ideas! I've got to get busy...

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