Thanksgiving Decorations

DIY Pumpkin Projects and Crafts

Pumpkin projects

I love fall. The smells and colors abound and it’s the beginning of festive holidays for the rest of the year.  And of course it is the beginning of Everything Pumpkin Time!  These DIY pumpkin projects will add lots of seasonal decor to your home with very little cost. You can carve pumpkins and there…

DIY Scrap Wood Pumpkins – Cute Fall Curb Appeal

Scrap wood pumpkins with moss and pine cones

I love making home decor projects that either use supplies I have on hand or can be recycled from something else.  In the case of these scrap wood pumpkins, the starting point was an old mail box post that was left over when I gave our front mail box a makeover this summer. I just…

Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece – Recycle Reclaim!

This Thanksgiving Centerpiece makes use of reclaimed wood and inexpensive craft supplies and looks lovely on a long dining room table. It is very easy to make, in just a few hours.

My husband and I are in the  middle of renovating our kitchen and other areas of our home, so we have a lot of bits and pieces of wood that is just lying around waiting for me to do something with it. Today’s project uses some old barn board style wood to make an easy…

Grocery Bag Dispenser Tutorial – Super Easy DIY Project

Grocery Bag Dispenser

Are you a grocery bag hoarder?  I have always been one.  They have so darn many uses, that it is a shame to just throw them away when you come back from a shopping trip.  But keeping them tidy can be a problem. This DIY Grocery Bag Dispenser Tutorial gives me a place to keep…

No Carve Autumn Leaf Pumpkin

No carve Autumn Leaf Pumpkin

Carving pumpkins is a lot of fun, especially when you do it with children, but it is also messy.  Fortunately, there are many alternatives for a carved pumpkins that will still set a fall theme around your home.  This mo mess autumn leaf pumpkin project is fast and easy to do and looks great when done. …

Thanksgiving Tablescapes and Centerpieces

Insirations for a Thanksgiving table to delight your guests

Decorate your Holiday Table with a Thanksgiving Tablescape Thanksgiving will soon be here and it’s the perfect time to bring out the big ideas for Table decorations.  A tablescape is  a term used to describe the decoration of the entire table top.  The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time to get creative with your…

DIY Indian Corn Cakes – Thanksgiving Delight

This Indian Corn Cake centerpiece is the perfect dessert and decoration for your Thanksgiving table. Imagine how much fun the kids will have making and eating it! thegardeningcook.com

Indian Corn Cake Centerpiece This do it yourself project for Indian Corn cakes will really brighten up your Thanksgiving table.   The cakes are authentic looking and are easy to make.  The only problem will be keeping the kiddies out of this until after the meal. To make this project, you will need the following supplies:…

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Plaque

Let your holiday guests know what will be on the menu with this Thanksgiving dinner menu plaque. Thanksgiving is a time for family.  I love to gather all my special people in one place and treat them to a lovingly prepared home cooked meal of turkey and all the trimmings.  Alas, my real family is…

Autumn Makeover for My Front Entry

Just a few projects and my front entry is ready for fall.

This autumn makeover for my front entry adds seasonal flair and great curb appeal. I love everything about autumn.  When the temperatures start to fall, I know that good things are right around the corner. Having three fun holidays in a row gives me so many options for outside decorations.  This autumn makeover is perfect…

How to Make an Autumn Door Swag

Festive autumn front door swag

Decorate your entry with a festive autumn door swag. I just love decorating this time of the year.  But much of what is out there is very holiday-centric.  I like something that goes over both Halloween and Thanksgiving, so I decided to do a decorative autumn door swag this year.We redid the entry of our…

Fall Basket Candle Holder Display

Autumn Candle Holder Basket

DIY Autumn Basket Candle Holder When I went to the dollar store the other day, I found a nice basket for $1 that inspired this creation.  I added a roll of wire wrapped ribbon from Michael’s that was on sale for $1 and fall pick from the dollar store to it and ended up with…

Budget Friendly Fall Patio Makeover

Fall Patio make over

Dress up Your Curb Appeal with the Budget Friendly Fall Patio Makeover. I am giddy right now.  The temperatures have finally dropped and the leaves are starting to change color.  MY TIME OF YEAR!  Living in NC is hard on a gardener at heart, so getting outside right now is a dream for me.  It’s…

DIY No Carve Sunflower Pumpkin

No Carve Sun Flower Pumpkin

DIY No Carve Sunflower Pumpkin Here is another idea for those of you who do not like the mess of a carved pumpkin. It’s also one that gardeners will love!  This no carve sunflower pumpkin uses the heads of sunflowers or any other colorful daisy like flower to cover the outside of the pumpkin. Silk…

Holiday Graphics and Fun

Christmas countdown

Some of the post popular posts on my Facebook page are those that feature holiday graphics, jokes and inspirational sayings.  I love to make my own graphics to share on Facebook so that I don’t infringe anyone’s copyright.  I know people use Google images all the time, but I prefer attributing credit and making my…

DIY Baked Cornucopia Centerpiece

DIY Baked Cornucopia

Make your Own Baked Cornucopia Centerpiece for Thanksgiving! With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s time to get creative for your holiday table.  This DIY Baked Cornucopia Centerpiece is a different take on the traditional cornucopia that is so often seen this time of the year. There are many Greek or Roman Mythological origins for the cornucopia, often…

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

No carve pumpkin ideas.

Decorate with one of these No Carve Pumpkin Ideas Every fall, the pumpkins abound and people start thinking about how to decorate them.  But that can be messy and eventually kind of smelly too.  Instead of all that mess, why not try one of these no carve pumpkin DIY ideas.  All use other supplies to…

Fall Table Decoration with Ghourds

Fall Table Decorationj with Gourds.

Decorate your Fall Table with a DIY Ghourd Project. I love to reuse items to make them into new projects.   This fall table DIY project was a special treat for me to do.  It features a very special plate that was given to me last Christmas by my daughter, Jess. Jess spent a semester abroad…

DIY Book Page Pumpkin

Book Page Pumpkin

Easy Book Page Pumpkin Today’s featured DIY post comes to use from Painted up Glam.  Her project is easy and yet very cute and one that I’d love to see displayed.  It would be suitable for either Halloween or Thanksgiving. To make a book page pumpkin of your own you will need just a few…

Junk Art and Home Decor Fall Projects Round Up

Halloween Junk art and home decor projects from the Garden Charmers

Decorate in Style with one of these Junk Art Home Decor projects The ladies in my Facebook Gardening Group called the Garden Charmers are at it again.   I asked the ladies in the group to show me what they have to share for Fall Junk art and home decor projects, and they came up with…

My Hydrangea Wreath Make Over

Dried Hydrangea Wreath Make Over

Hydrangea Wreath gets a Fall Face Lift A couple of weeks ago, I did a tutorial on how to make a wreath from Hydrangea blossoms.  When I made the wreath, it had color (sort of a green a burgundy color) with a blue bow – shown in the picture below. As the blossoms dried, the…

Hurricane Glass Fall Candle Holder

Hurricane Glass Gall Candle Holder Vignette

Fall Vignette – Nature’s Candle Holder One of my favorite things to do is make a craft, enjoy it for a while and take it apart and reuse the supplies, while adding new items for a different look. This hurricane glass fall candle holder is just such a project.  Part of the supplies came out…

Decorating for Fall

Fall Decorating ideas from The Gardening Cook

Fall is the Time for Natural Decorations I love this time of the year. Everything changes in such a dramatic way.  And all those colors just lend themselves to creative ideas for fall decorating. Whether you want a simple table decoration, or want to go whole hog with a yard full of Halloween or autumn…