Minimalist Thanksgiving Decorations

minimalist thanksgiving decorations

Here in the US, Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. If you’re trying to reduce the amount of stuff you have while still creating a festive atmosphere, you may be wondering what minimalist Thanksgiving decorations you can use instead of buying and storing a boxful of stuff bought at the mall.

Minimalist Thanksgiving Decorations – Edible and/or Compostable

You can make these decorations with items you already have and a few extras you can eat or compost after the holiday.

  • Pumpkins and gourds.
  • Glass candle holders partly filled with popcorn or nuts (second photo) before inserting the candle. Thanks to Joy for linking to these ideas. Acorns would be cute too. And if you don’t have glass candle holders, use mason jars.
  • Votive holders from hollowed out turnips. This one’s from Martha Stewart but looks pretty easy. You could use small pumpkins, too.
  • If you have an apothecary jar, fill it with nuts, pinecones, mini-pumpkins and fall leaves. The instructions in the link refer to fake leaves, but unless you already have those at home, use the real thing.
  • A bowl of nuts, apples, acorns or pine cones – or a combination of all of these.
  • Small tree branches still bearing colorful leaves placed in a vase.
  • Sugar cookies cut into leaf shapes and decorated with red and yellow sprinkles or frosting. If you have some extra time, try these beautiful cookies.

If none of these ideas work for you (and you have time to get sucked into for hours…) search on Pinterest for edible Thanksgiving decorations or natural Thanksgiving decorations.

I’d love to hear how you decorate for Thanksgiving. Please share in the comment section below.