So, starting with Thanksgiving, here are some wonderful ideas that can motivate you to start getting creative yourself! With some basic knowledge of carving, aesthetics and a vision for blending colors, you can come up with stunning creations that will add more warmth, a personal touch and elegance to your home and win you a place of honor in the hearts of your guests!!
Lighted Chandeliers - You can use a large wreath and stick a heavy cardboard base to it. Paint the bottom of the cardboard (visible from below) so that it looks fancy. Now take 3 wires, pass them through small holes on the cardboard and form a triangle. Merge the 3 wires at the top and pass through a metal hook to hang from a bar or the ceiling. Take 3 small small pumpkins hollowed out,and carve small slits on the outside. Place tea-light candles in them, and then hang it from a hook to form a colorful chandelier.
Pumpkin Sconces - This is one of my favourite ideas as it looks amazing and is sure to win you tonnes of compliments! Carve the pumpkins in any shape you want, hollow it out and place candles inside to form wall sconces.
Wreaths or garlands are a traditional thanksgiving decoration and you can either make fresh ones yourself from flowers and leaves or buy the ones from the market. You'll find a wide range of wreaths, all in Autumn colors. Even Dollar stores and art and craft stores like Michaels have a vast collection ranging from a couple of bucks to 30-40 bucks. Combined with candles, they form alluring centerpieces or a mantelpiece on the side.
Mini Berry Wreath - These are small wreaths with fruits or berries, generally made of metal. Just place one thick candle in the center to form a simple yet elegant setting.
I'm sharing this with the readers over at Kelli's Blog who's hosting a Thanksgiving Week! Hope this article gives you a head-start on your Thanksgiving preparations! It's just 9 days away, and there's plenty of work to be done!!! Next in line will be articles about Thanksgiving Table Settings and Delicious Recipes, so revel in these beauties while you wait for more ideas. Get ready to say "Thanks" in style!!