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Hand Crafted Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

The weather is cooling down. The first cold fronts have blown through. The costumes delighted and the candy is gone. Now it is time to turn our thoughts towards the next Autumn holiday on the list. Thanksgiving is rapidly coming upon us. It is an exciting time in which the weather continues to become crisp, and families make their plans to assemble. Whether you are this year’s host or want to reflect the season in your home, there are countless options out there. Make this year one to remember and help support our hardworking artisans at the same time. Why don’t you check out these hand-crafted Thanksgiving decorating ideas?

The History Of Thanksgiving? Well, It’s Complicated. Sort Of…

Like most major holidays, Thanksgiving has a complicated past. The holiday we currently know in North America started to take shape in 16th century England after the Protestant Reformation. The Reformation was when what would become the Protestant denomination of Christianity split from the Roman Catholic Church. Before this, there were as much as ninety-five different Thanksgiving style holidays spread across fifty-two different Sundays. For most, church attendance was mandatory along with paying for the communal celebrations. After the reforms there were still roughly twenty-seven separate holidays.

The holiday we now know continued to come into focus throughout the next few centuries. The Puritan and Pilgrim immigrants to the North American continent brought with them the seeds of the version we now celebrate. The earliest references date to the year 1619 with the arrival of English settlers in Charles City County, Virginia. There is also the more widely known, but less documented, 1621 celebration in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Throughout the years, Thanksgiving has grown and coalesced into the holiday we now celebrate. Its celebration continued to be at varying times of the year until President Abraham Lincoln, in 1863, set a specific date for the United States. In 1872, Canada followed suit. After minor tweaks through the ensuing years, we now have our fall celebration of thanks thankfully set on our calendars.

The History Of Thanksgiving? Well, It’s Complicated. Sort Of…

Like most major holidays, Thanksgiving has a complicated past. The holiday we currently know in North America started to take shape in 16th century England after the Protestant Reformation. The Reformation was when what would become the Protestant denomination of Christianity split from the Roman Catholic Church. Before this, there were as much as ninety-five different Thanksgiving style holidays spread across fifty-two different Sundays. For most, church attendance was mandatory along with paying for the communal celebrations. After the reforms there were still roughly twenty-seven separate holidays.

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The holiday we now know continued to come into focus throughout the next few centuries. The Puritan and Pilgrim immigrants to the North American continent brought with them the seeds of the version we now celebrate. The earliest references date to the year 1619 with the arrival of English settlers in Charles City County, Virginia. There is also the more widely known, but less documented, 1621 celebration in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Throughout the years, Thanksgiving has grown and coalesced into the holiday we now celebrate. Its celebration continued to be at varying times of the year until President Abraham Lincoln, in 1863, set a specific date for the United States. In 1872, Canada followed suit. After minor tweaks through the ensuing years, we now have our fall celebration of thanks thankfully set on our calendars.

Thanksgiving Is All About Abundance

Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family, comfort, and indulgence. One’s surroundings can easily accentuate these feelings. When you and your guests enter a space, what you see and how it makes you feel will affect your experience. Why not make things easier to enjoy? Accomplish this simply with well-placed decorative pieces. This is a celebration of abundance. Even a design style as strict as minimalism makes exceptions for special occasions such as these. Place items with colors and textures that bring to your mind what the holiday means to you. In the end, when you are at ease, your family and guests will be as well.

  • Cozy is Key: Use rich and comfortable fabrics to impart a feeling of comfort. Luxurious throws on couches and enticing quilts and covers on beds are perfect for this time of year.
  • Enter Into the Holiday: Your entryway is the ideal place to set the mood for your guests. Use fall wreaths and dried flower displays. Pull out your favorite fall knick-knacks. It is ok the err on the busy looking side when you are celebrating abundance.
  • Color it Rich: The fall season brings with it a wide array of rich, earthy colors. Bring those dazzling reds and vibrant oranges into your home. The browns, greens, and yellows of nature help to set the stage. It is harvest season, so let the colors of the natural world help define the time.

Thanksgiving Is All About Abundance

Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family, comfort, and indulgence. One’s surroundings can easily accentuate these feelings. When you and your guests enter a space, what you see and how it makes you feel will affect your experience. Why not make things easier to enjoy? Accomplish this simply with well-placed decorative pieces. This is a celebration of abundance. Even a design style as strict as minimalism makes exceptions for special occasions such as these. Place items with colors and textures that bring to your mind what the holiday means to you. In the end, when you are at ease, your family and guests will be as well.

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  • Cozy is Key: Use rich and comfortable fabrics to impart a feeling of comfort. Luxurious throws on couches and enticing quilts and covers on beds are perfect for this time of year.
  • Enter Into the Holiday: Your entryway is the ideal place to set the mood for your guests. Use fall wreaths and dried flower displays. Pull out your favorite fall knick-knacks. It is ok the err on the busy looking side when you are celebrating abundance.
  • Color it Rich: The fall season brings with it a wide array of rich, earthy colors. Bring those dazzling reds and vibrant oranges into your home. The browns, greens, and yellows of nature help to set the stage. It is harvest season, so let the colors of the natural world help define the time.

Hand-Crafted Table Setting Decoration

The dining table is the main event of the Thanksgiving holiday. This is where you and your guests will enjoy all that the harvest season has to offer. The turkey is ready for slicing and the sides are waiting to be passed around the table. Help everyone enjoy the feast by enhancing the tastes and smells with a feast for the eyes!

Large Thanksgiving Table Place Setting Cards
Large Thanksgiving Table Place Setting Cards
Large Thanksgiving Table Place Setting Cards

Upgrade your Thanksgiving setting and make this year a meal to remember with these stunning hand crafted Large Thanksgiving Table Place Setting Cards.

From White Collar Workshop.

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Burlap Thanksgiving Cutlery Holder Set
Burlap Thanksgiving Cutlery Holder Set
Burlap Thanksgiving Cutlery Holder Set

Make this Thanksgiving a warm and welcome time of togetherness with these rustic Burlap Thanksgiving Cutlery Holder Set at each and every plate setting.

From Salt & Light Boutique.

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Checkerboard Pumpkin Thanksgiving Place Setting
Checkerboard Pumpkin Thanksgiving Place Setting
Checkerboard Pumpkin Thanksgiving Place Setting

When you sit down to your Thanksgiving meal, make sure to share the very best with this warm and cozy Checkerboard Pumpkin Thanksgiving Place Setting kit.

From Herring House.

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Thanksgiving Decorative Pumpkin Napkin Ring Set
Thanksgiving Decorative Pumpkin Napkin Ring Set
Thanksgiving Decorative Pumpkin Napkin Ring Set

The finishing touches will make your table pop. Delight your guests with this beautifully hand crafted Thanksgiving Decorative Pumpkin Napkin Ring Set.

From The Gift Basketry Baby.

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Hand-Crafted Serving Dishes

Speaking of a feast for the eyes, how about using beautiful handmade serving dishes to pass around the table? Significant effort went into creating the feast. It is only proper to serve it up on decorative pieces that will act to enhance the meal.

Large Wooden Leaf Shaped Salad Bowl
Large Wooden Leaf Shaped Salad Bowl
Large Wooden Leaf Shaped Salad Bowl

Who says that you can't show off at Thanksgiving? Pass the salad in style with this stunningly beautiful hand crafted Large Wooden Leaf Shaped Salad Bowl.

From Rico And Plato.

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Set Of Hydrangea Leaf Serving Dishes
Set Of Hydrangea Leaf Serving Dishes
Set Of Hydrangea Leaf Serving Dishes

Bring the astounding beauty of the world to your holiday dinner table this year with this stunning hand crafted Set Of Hydrangea Leaf Serving Dishes.

From Earthen Vessels Pottery.

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Personalized Wooden Charcuterie Board Set
Personalized Wooden Charcuterie Board Set
Personalized Wooden Charcuterie Board Set

Whether pre or post main event, make sure you're equipped to enjoy every bit of your time this holiday with this Personalized Wooden Charcuterie Board Set.

From the Lovely Laura Shop.

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Hand Painted Fall Leaf Goblet Set
Hand Painted Fall Leaf Goblet Set
Hand Painted Fall Leaf Goblet Set

Remember, a Thanksgiving meal is not just about the food! Enjoy a good beverage or two with this stunning and beautifully Hand Painted Fall Leaf Goblet Set.

From CCCGlass.

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Hand-Crafted Thanksgiving Décor

While the dining table may be the main event, the rest of your surroundings can make the holiday more enjoyable. Make your guest feel welcome and yourself at ease with warm and inviting decorative items. Whether it is traditional, unique, or quirky, the right décor will accentuate the merriment and allow everyone to enjoy their time together.

Fall Tray Décor Bundled Set
Fall Tray Décor Bundled Set
Fall Tray Décor Bundled Set

Sometimes your décor should be about the little things. This Thanksgiving, why not mix in this rustic and welcoming handmade Fall Tray Décor Bundled Set!

From Furniture Flip Alabama.

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Personalized Wooden Thanksgiving Wall Art
Personalized Wooden Thanksgiving Wall Art
Personalized Wooden Thanksgiving Wall Art

This Thanksgiving, display some small cheer and give your guests a great welcome with this beautiful and Personalized Wooden Thanksgiving Wall Art.

From Woodcraft City.

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Fall Themed Lighted Wine Bottle Décor
Fall Themed Lighted Wine Bottle Décor
Fall Themed Lighted Wine Bottle Décor

Come on, you can only love what you love. Why not let that reflect in your home this Thanksgiving with this creative Fall Themed Lighted Wine Bottle Décor?

From Precision Lasercraft.

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Maple Leaf Embroidered Fall Coaster Set
Maple Leaf Embroidered Fall Coaster Set
Maple Leaf Embroidered Fall Coaster Set

The meal is done, the pie eaten. Retire to the next room for coffee but protect your surfaces with this fabulous Maple Leaf Embroidered Fall Coaster Set!

From Mountain Elegance.

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BONUS! Kid’s Need Something Too!

While adults may have a plethora of things to enjoy during Thanksgiving, a good portion of it may be on the boring sides for kids. On the big day, why not give the little ones something to occupy their time? After all, it does to a while for the feast to be prepared. Distract them with this cute and quirky table cover. This is one decorative piece the kids can make their own.

Giant Thanksgiving Activity Table Cover
Giant Thanksgiving Activity Table Cover
Giant Thanksgiving Activity Table Cover

This year be the coolest and keep the kids occupied and out of the way with this fun filled Giant Thanksgiving Activity Table Cover for the whole family.

From Tiny Expressions.

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Thanksgiving Is Coming. Are You Ready?

While Thanksgiving may have a checkered and complicated past, that does not mean your celebrations have to be. This is a holiday to give thanks for what you have. It is a time to celebrate the passing of Summer and the onset of Autumn. The harvest is in. It is time to gather and feat! Fill your home with the rich and earthy colors of Fall. Bring an air of coziness to your seating and beds. Make your dining table a place for feasting and merriment. This is your reprieve before the cold of winter sets in, it is only proper to make the most of it. Pull off yet another successful Thanksgiving and make it one to remember. At the same time, help support the artisanal community with these hand-crafted Thanksgiving decorating ideas.

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