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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you’re probably looking for ways to make this year even bigger and better than last. Maybe you’re trying new recipes, starting new traditions, or opening your door to more extended family and friends. While preparing for the Thanksgiving feast, all the details start adding up – both with the time commitment and the price. Here are a few cheap and out-of-the-box DIYs using things you can find in your own yard to spruce up your Thanksgiving table this year.
Rustic and easy, these pine cone place card holders can make your family event that much more organized. You can either cut a small slit at the top of the pine cone to slide in a the card, or simply put the pine cone on its side and use the natural ridges to hold it in place. These are perfect for large gatherings so your guests know exactly where to sit. Or, for a more relaxed feel, use them to label foods on the table.
For a touch of greenery and a nice, fresh scent, place a small sprig of rosemary on each place setting. You can either tie them with the napkin using a piece of twine, or secure each sprig in a small circle to create a wreath for each seat.
Keep things quirky and ultra-personalized with painted rock place cards this Thanksgiving. This quick craft works best with smooth stones and can be customized to fit your personal style or theme for the holiday.
Add some simple, decorative spice to your Thanksgiving table with a twig table runner. For a rustic look, collect straight twigs from your yard and follow this easy tutorial to create a one-of-a-kind statement for the holiday.
Bring some of the fall foliage inside for festive decor. Attach brightly colored leaves to mason jars, the outside of candles, or sprinkle them along a table runner under your centerpiece to create a fun, seasonal look.
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