Thanksgiving Decorations

Front Porch Decor for Fall – Autumn Entry Decorating Ideas

front porch decor for fall

It’s that time of the year.  Pumpkins, Indian Corn and autumn plants all help to make this front porch decor for fall a hit with visitors! Each year, I use supplies from the previous porch but mix them up a bit to make my fall front porch decor a little extra special. This year, I…

Clay Pot Pumpkin – Terracotta Pumpkin Candy Dish

Finished clay pot pumpkin

Don’t you just love fast and easy home decor ideas that add seasonal flair to your home at very little cost? Me, too!  This clay pot pumpkin looks great as a decor item and also does double duty as a candy dish.  Win – win in my book! Thanksgiving tablescapes often make use of a…

Thanksgiving Tablescapes and Holiday Table Ideas

Thanksgiving Tablescapes

These Thanksgiving Tablescapes and holiday table ideas are so earthy and warm too, with all the colors of fall.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…

Types of Fall Greenery for Decorating and Arrangements

Types of greenery for fall decorating projects

Fall greenery is the perfect natural element to use in festive autumn decorations and floral arrangements.  It’s both bold in color and rustic in texture and gives a calming look to any decor project. I love the feel and look of fall. There is nothing like cool days when the garden starts to die down…

Fall Entryway Makeover- Decorate your Front Door for Autumn

This fall entryway makeover brings in the rustic colors of autumn to my front doorway. #LowesFallDecor #IC #ad

This Fall Entryway Makeover takes my front door and entry through from fall and right into Thanksgiving with natural elements and the rustic colors of autumn leaves, pumpkins and more. This post was sponsored by Lowe’s as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.…

Hurricane Lamp Fall Centerpiece – Rustic Autumn Table Decor

hurricane lamp centerpiece

Fall is the time for rustic decor projects in muted tones of autumn leaves.  This hurricane lamp fall centerpiece combines the colors of fall into a super quick and easy to make rustic table decor that will grace any autumn table. It would look lovely on a Thanksgiving table.Fall is just full of colors and…

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.

Today’s project uses some old barn board style wood to make an easy and very inexpensive Thanksgiving Centerpiece for our dining room table. 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…

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 no carve autumn leaf pumpkin project is fast and easy to do and looks great when…

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. Thanksgiving tablescapes often make use of a centerpiece that gets…

Framed Thanksgiving Menu – DIY Dinner Menu Sign

This framed Thanksgiving menu is a tasteful and professional way to let your dinner guests know what will be on the menu for the holiday. It is easy to make with a few supplies and some greenery from your yard. Thanksgiving tablescapes often make use of a centerpiece that gets showcased in the center of…

Autumn Makeover for My Front Entry

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

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 for Halloween and with a few adjustments in a couple of weeks, it will…

How to Make an Autumn Door Swag

Festive autumn front 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 house this summer and changed from a plain…

Fall Basket Candle Holder Display

Autumn Candle Holder Basket

This DIY Autumn basket candle holder makes use of just a few inexpensive craft supplies and is ready to display in just minutes. 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…

Budget Friendly Fall Patio Makeover

Fall Patio make over

This budget friendly fall patio makeover can be put together in just a few minutes and sets the mood from Halloween right through to Thanksgiving. 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…

DIY No Carve Sunflower Pumpkin

No Carve Sun Flower 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 flowers make the decoration last…

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

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 associated with the harvest, prosperity, or spiritual abundance. …

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

No carve pumpkin ideas.

Every fall, the pumpkins abound and people start thinking about how to carve and 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 ideas.  All use other supplies to decorate the pumpkin without the need of getting…

Fall Table Decoration with Ghourds

Fall Table Decorationj with Gourds.

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 studying at Hull University. While there she purchased this…

DIY Book Page Pumpkin

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. Easy Book Page Pumpkin 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

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 a great variety of ideas and tips for you. Decorate in Style…