Thanksgiving is certainly a time of year that brings people home for the holidays. Many people spend most of the day inside and have a great time relaxing in the warm comfort of home. But just because most of Thanksgiving happens indoors doesn’t mean that you can’t still decorate the outside of your home to bring that same special holiday feeling to the place. Here are some ideas of things you can do to decorate outside for the special holiday.
One of the most common types of decorations for the holiday season in general is the wreath. It symbolizes enduring time and can also represent the love that people have for each other this time of year. Some of the most attractive designs you can create will involve the front of your home and especially your front door. A wreath for the front door is a great idea and can even stay up through the Christmas holiday with just a little modification to keep it in the right spirit. If you want to you can branch out a little bit and try making a square wreath this year instead of the traditional round one. Decorate with the traditional fall season colors and top everything off with a beautiful piece of ribbon to add that final touch. Fall berries are a great look and can really add a lot of color and interest to the front of your home to welcome friends and family over this season.
Another idea for the front door is to find an old rusty rake and to decorate it with leaves and even a stick wreath to make it fit with the theme of the season. You can also attach nuts, twigs, pinecones and berries with hot glue to make the whole display even more appealing. The rusty rake gives a vintage and traditional feel to the home for the holidays. Feel free to take some creative liberty and to adapt this and other decorations to match the look and feel of your home.
Another great outdoor decoration for the Thanksgiving holiday will still be on the front porch, but not as part of the door. An attractive display of fall fruits and plants can really add a lot of interest off to the side of your front door that people can look at as they are entering the house. Take an old barrel or bucket and some pumpkins, gourds, and colored corn and stack them up at various heights in a corner of the porch to make this display. Stick to the same colors of the season that you see outdoors and add little punches of color here and there to make it stand out a bit more. Twigs and leaves can also be a great part of this design and can really bring the whole look and feeling together.
Adding outdoor Thanksgiving decorations doesn’t have to be something that is complicated or even very difficult to do. You’ll need to spend some time thinking about what you will do and how to approach the season in the best way for your home and your situation. You can also quite easily decorate on a tight budget and really make the dollar stretch by using materials that you find outside on your own. You may need to buy some of the items like wreathes and pumpkins, but twigs and leaves are very easy to find outside this time of year and you can even make it a family project with your children collecting the materials that will be used for the project. Be creative with your ideas and embrace the feeling for the season and be thankful as you are going through the process of creating your decorations.