Yes, this may be a bit old news, but I wanted to share with you this quick (and eco-friendly and free!) decorating idea that came up while spending Thanksgiving at my sister’s. The merchandiser and creative spirit in me can’t help but decorate and when it came to Thanksgiving morning and I realized I had nothing, I got resourceful and went for a walk.
First I grabbed any decent leaves I could find in her yard and then gathered some dried fountain grasses and twigs; with scissors, I snipped away at some hedges and found dried flowering buds all around. I didn’t have to look far, just had to open my mind and think of the possibilities. I then took a piece of cardboard, pulled back the top layer to reveal the rustic, corrugated parts which I cut into leaf shapes. Then I adhered pieces of paper upon which I wrote Thanksgiving themes, like “love” “family” and “gratitude.” Tied ‘em into bunches with some bakers twine and voila! Easy-peasy, eco-decorating!
And for a good laugh, my sister put out a Thanksgiving craft I made with my nieces about 10 years ago made with walnuts, pipe cleaners, felt and faux feathers. Told ya, I was always crafty! ;)
Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving! And next time you’re crunching for decorating ideas, just take a walk outside and get creative!