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Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

Inspired by the beauty of the harvest season.

Allrecipes and Better Homes & Gardens are teaming up to help you have a Thanksgiving to remember.

How 'Bout Them Apples?

To make the mantelpiece display pictured above, top wooden candle holders with autumn's prettiest apples. Use artificial apples if you’d prefer a long-lasting display.

Find more ideas for long-lasting fall decorations at

    Picture Perfect

    Add a ribbon garland of leaves to a spray-painted picture frame, and lean against the wall. Flank the frame with white pillar candles, tiny faux pears, and a string of bittersweet berries for instant fall appeal.

    Gorgeous Gourds

    Dried gourds make low-cost vases that you can set atop your mantel. Group them and fill with elegant fall flowers for an easy arrangement.

    Pumpkin Corners

    Easy-to-add grommets make a statement on a table edge. Simply push the grommets into the trimmed corners of your tablecloth; hang mini pumpkins from the openings.

    Natural Beauties

    Create a grouping of vases for cattails or berry branches. Gather several bottles in an arrangement. Fill them with small nuts, then tuck in the cattails or branches.

    Creative Candles

    Colorful fall leaves make a statement in your candle displays. Use decoupage medium to affix the leaves to basic pillar candles. (Safety note: Never leave a candle unattended.)

    Cozy Up

    Use pretty leaf patterns to inspire a fall throw quilt. Fusible webbing (available at crafts stores) makes it easy to iron cut-out felt leaves onto a felt blanket.

    Season's Circle

    Natural elements make gorgeous wreaths during Thanksgiving. Combine bittersweet vines and the stems of Chinese lanterns for an anywhere-in-your house wreath display. Bend and twist the pieces, securing with hot glue.

    Fall's Bounty

    A wooden crate or rustic basket looks great stuffed with colorful mums, Indian corn, pumpkins, and wheat.

    Get set for a very happy Thanksgiving!

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