I told you we're having my family over for Thanksgiving this year. This is the first time I'm hosting (so adult-like, right!?) at our house, so I've done a few little projects just to make it a little more festive in here. I had to start from scratch, because I've never been one of those people to decorate for every holiday. I decorate for Christmas and that's it! I just don't have it in me to keep putting up and taking down decor, otherwise.
I went to Michael's last week to see what they had that I could work with. Lucky (very lucky) me, all of their "Harvest" decor was 90% off!! I picked up a bunch of random leaves and bouquets that were all .09-.59! Of course, I searched Pinterest to look for quick and easy ideas for Thanksgiving/fall. (I'm not about to do anything complicated - come on now, I've got a 9 month old!)
I found this free printable:
I printed it on some old resume paper that I had that looked "Old World", taped the backs to some jute twine, added some of my favorite rustic looking brown ribbon to each side for bows and hung it in my front window!
I didn't have votive's like that, but I do have 3 large white candlesticks in my living room and thought it'd have a nice effect on those as well!
I bought a whole pack of the red leaves at Michael's for about .19 (I think) and just used my ever so handy ball of jute twine to wrap them. I think it adds a nice pop for a super cheap addition! :)
The rest of this fall decor I just put together with the items I picked up at Michael's:
I think the rose bouquets are my fave. They were only .39 each bouquet and they are so "romantic" and pretty!! I put them in my beloved flower pots that I scored at Ikea for $4 each when I was up there a couple months ago.
Table decor for now - I've got a different idea actually for Thanksgiving! I picked up two bags of the scented pinecones (for whatever reason, these were Harvest scented pinecones...sitting right next to Christmas scented pinecones...and they both smelled like cinnamon...but mine were .49 each instead of $3...awesome, haha)
And, finally, my cute little milk can that I picked up at a thrift store for a couple bucks with a few Michael's leaf bunches in it. :)
And that's how Fall looks at the Anderson house this year! Just a few little punches but I love the effect it makes in my house. Soon, very soon, I'll be pulling the Christmas box out of the garage.... ooooh, I cannot wait! :)
How do you decorate for fall? Find any good inspiration on Pinterest, too?