It’s easy to find tacky Thanksgiving decorations on Pinterest (oh the things we’ve seen!). There are plenty of paper leaves and turkeys, spray-painted acorns, and pilgrims made out of T.P. tubes. But what about the tasteful decor? What if you’re hosting a Thanksgiving work party or classy turkey-time get together with friends? We did some culling, and found a few classy DIY projects that capture the Thanksgiving spirit. Enjoy!
Try out a classy white-themed centerpiece. Use white pumpkins, hydrangeas, candles, or wheat and accent the white with splashes of color. Check out this one from Tidbits and Twine:
Or this one from Homedit.com:
If you’d like a little more color in your Thanksgiving centerpiece, here are a couple of options that are sure to grab your guests’ attention (in a good way!)
This lovely centerpiece is completely versatile. You can switch out the candle and leaf motifs for something suitable for any holiday or occasion.
Bedeck your home with some tasteful Thanksgiving decorations. Our theory is that less is more, so focus on a couple of nice decorative pieces rather than overdoing it.
Try some candle arrangements:
Get creative with signage:
3. At the Table
Try out some elegant decorations at your guests’ place settings.
Surprise your guests with fun, yet tasteful party favors:
No matter what you decide to do for Thanksgiving this year, have fun, get classy, and remember to give thanks for your friends and family. We hope these DIY ideas sparked your creative bug! What other ideas are you going to try this year?
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Samantha Grose is both Associate AIA and Allied ASID. She is the lead designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO. She takes a unique approach to design creating spaces that are casually sophisticated and timeless in design, where you and your family can live comfortably. She has worked extensively throughout the TWIN CITIES area having completed many new homes and large scale whole house remodels.
Samantha received her BS from the University of Minnesota majoring in both ARCHITECTURE and ART. She is deeply committed to a creative approach giving you highly functional spaces with an aesthetic appeal for everyday living.