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Thanksgiving decor inspired by nature

This is the week. The week that many of us gather, give our thanks and eat. Personally, I feel like this holiday season has crept up on me -- I am nowhere near ready. Decor? A menu? Nope, not prepared this year. Thankfully there are folks like Maureen Anders and Adria Ruff who do plan ahead and love to share their ideas. So if you are still in need of some great Thanksgiving decorating ideas or party decorations -- you're in luck! The gals at Anders Ruff Custom Designs are sharing with us today (and that I am thankful for!).

by Anders Ruff

Every family celebrates fall and the tradition of Thanksgiving in a different way.  We have a host of tips to help our readers orchestrate a beautiful and memorable fall or thanksgiving feast.


Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas



  • Pick a few elements to carry out throughout the entire event.  Whether it be a particular harvest or a strict color scheme.  In this setup, we carried through “harvest” tones throughout.
  • Involve the children, young and old.  We wanted to use lots of natural elements in our table setting.  Pine cones, sweet gumseed pods, and acorns are plentiful in our yards.  We gave the children a task to collect as many as they could from the yard.


Thanksgiving Decorating


  • Shop at local farmers markets for unique harvest.  We found muscadine grapes and natural sugarcane, along with unique gords.
  • Think of new ways to display your place cards at the table.  We utilized the sugarcane because it fit within our color and harvest scheme and made the perfect card holder out of the folding label from our collection.


Thanksgiving Decorating


  • With our theme being harvest, we tied in traditional canning jars (Ball jars or any brand will suffice) as drinking glasses.  We used the drink wrap in our collection to add interest to the jars.


Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas


  •  Use the filled out “I am thankful cards” as part of your display.  We strung them along the dessert table with old fashioned clothespins and natural twine.

You can check out more inspiring photos that will help with your last minute holiday planning over on the Anders Ruff blog. All of the above printable paper designs from Anders Ruff can be found here.

Do you have any last minute Thanksgiving or Harvest decor tips to share?


  • Maureen Anders Says:

    Wow! We are thrilled to be on Daily Grommet! Thank you so much for sharing our Fall Harvest photoshoot and collection!

    Maureen and Adria
    Anders Ruff

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