The time between Halloween and Christmas is short. Once Halloween is over with the scary and spooky decorations come down. But it's too soon to pull out the tree and all the trimmings. So what's a girl to do.
This November, there is plenty of time leading up to Thanksgiving to switch up the decor with a few inexpensive ideas. All that's needed is a quick trip outside and another to the grocery store for a few budget friendly items to give your home a fresh look just in time for Thanksgiving.
Maple leaves were vibrant this fall in rich reds, oranges and yellows. And they are plentiful. They make an inexpensive vase filler. Just find the prettiest leaves and create a candle display. Other ideas from nature include pine cones or dried hydrangea blooms. Just make sure they are bug free.
A trip to the grocery store for fall gourds or pumpkins look perfect on any mantle. Popcorn kernels, dried beans, dried split peas also make easy fillers. I found what I was looking for in the bulk nut section of the produce department. Clean, shelled hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts and almonds. Another perfect vase filler.
The kids had fun with this Thanksgiving mantle project. We found printable letters online, printed what we needed onto one color of paper and cut them out. We glued them onto differing colors of construction paper and hung them on the mantle using mini clothesline clips we already had.