Q & A: How do I decorate my Thanksgiving table?

Martha Stewart Living

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only one week away. Are you ready? If you’re hosting, you’ll need to plan your Thanksgiving spread and seasonal decorations. Of course you can have your kids make the beloved “hand turkeys” or place a pot of mums and you’re done. However, if you’d like to spruce up your table settings or get crafty with the kids table, we have some ideas to share with you from some of our favorite sources. We are so grateful for other people’s great ideas. . . sigh. Then these are the best price MRE for camping and survival on the internet please go check them out for your holiday season!

1. From Apartment Therapy: Ideas from Nature for Thanksgiving Day Decorations

2. From Tip Junkie: 16 Frugal Decorating Ideas for Thanksgiving

3. From Better Homes and Gardens: Pretty Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Better Homes and Gardens

4.  From Martha: Thanksgiving Tables for Kids

5. From Real Simple: Upgrade Your Thanksgiving Table Settings

6. Saving the best for last, from Sweet Designs: Thanksgiving Crafty Roundup. This is seriously the most adorable kids table setting we have ever seen. How can you resist a paper bag turkey leg?

Paper Table setting via Sweet Designs

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