The holidays are upon us. Many of us will be hosting our family and friends around our dinner table in a few short weeks to celebrate Thanksgiving. I know that whenever we host a holiday at our home I get the holiday decoration bug….to the extreme. Every store I walk into has all of these beautiful decorations to adorn my dining room table and I feel like I need all of them! While I’m excited about all these great things my budget does not. Time and money may be short but I’m going to show you how to decorate your Thanksgiving table for under $45.00 and with only about 90 minutes of work.
Give Thanks Vases
Gold or Orange spray paint
Two wine bottles
Magic marker or paint
$3.49 for the spray paint. The other supplies I had available at the house.
15 minutes not including drying time.
Step 1: Remove labels from wine bottles. The easiest way I’ve found is to fill a sink with warm water and baking soda and let the bottles soak for 30 minutes. The labels peel right off when you’re done.
Step 2: Spray paint! Be careful because the paint does tend to drip down the wine bottle so spray a decent distance so you get a nice even color.
Step 3: I’ve seen versions of this done with paint but I took the easy route with a black magic marker. Honestly it was a lot easier and super quick.
Quick and easy and nice bright touch to your table!
Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
Straw Wreath: $2.50 (used a coupon at A.C. Moore to get half off the wreath)
Step 1: Obtain ornaments. I ended up finding the ornaments from At Home since they have literally every color possible of ornaments. If you want to go even cheaper and you have more time, find your ornaments at Goodwill then spray paint them fall colors.
Step 2: Watch “The Walking Dead”. Okay this isn’t a necessary step but it is the only TV show we watch religiously so I thought it was the perfect time to hunker down with my glue gun and make this wreath. Plus it was a good distraction when these got tense.
Step 3: Break down your wreath into quadrants. I took out two of every color ornament I had and glued those on in one quadrant before moving on to the next. That way you don’t have too many of the same color ornament close to each other. After you finish a quadrant take a step back and see if there are any spaces that need to be filled in.
Side note: In my pictures you’ll see that I wrapped the wreath with tulle. I didn’t include this in the instructions because once I was done I realized it wasn’t necessary. You couldn’t see the tulle through the ornaments.
The rest of the table was easy and didn’t require any crafting.
6 plate chargers: $2.50 at Goodwill Industries
6 Napkin Rings: $3.00 at Goodwill Industries
Pumpkins: $5.00 for both. I got them at an after Halloween sale at Joanne Fabrics
Candle holders: $3.00 for both at Goodwill Industries
Vase: $3.50 at Goodwill Industries
Flowers: I got these the year before right after Thanksgiving for $5.00 at Hobby Lobby
So spend less money and less time this holiday season while still giving your family and friends a Thanksgiving to remember.