It’s the season of cooking and I have not cooked one bit. Unless you count juicing lemons . Which I don’t.
I’m trying to get my house ready for my family, and it’s taking longer than expected. I think it’s because I never really decorate for Thanksgiving, usually I just run straight from Halloween to Christmas, and leave not even an after-thought to Turkey day.
But this year. . .
I want it to be really special.
It doesn’t have to be perfect, but when my family walks through the door I want everything to SCREAM! “WELCOME!!! We love you so much! We’ve missed you and are so glad that you came to spend this holiday with us. It’s not fair that you live so far away! YOU should move to Houston! Like NOW! YOU. WILL. NEVER. EVER. LEAVE. NICOLE. AGAIN.!!!!!”
So in my mind this means my house should be clean, organized, and smelling of burning wood and men’s cologne.
And there should be a wreath on the front door.
And it should have berries. The type birds eat, not the human type.
And it should be hung with something that actually stays on the door! so that every 3rd time someone slams the door (WHICH THEY SHOULD NOT BE DOING) it doesn’t fly off and crash to the floor (that’s another story).
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY. . .
As a gently reminder of more exuberant holidays to come, it should have just a little touch of glitz, glam, BLING! Anything sparkly will do.
Just in case your slightly demented like me, and you need a Thanksgiving Wreath to brainwash your family, here’s what to do . . . .
THANKSGIVING HARVEST FRONT DOOR
What You Need:
Assorted Fall Flower Stems, Grasses, Leaves,Pinecones, and Berries ( Check out the Dollar Store!)
1. Almost always, I use a grapevine wreath. They are cheap (cost about $4) and it’s easy to weave artificial stemmed flowers and foliage through them, which means less glueing. This year the budget is tight, so I just used an old fall wreath, and I’m updating.
2. Usually when decorating, and planting, I work in odd numbers. So every piece that I purchased/collected for my wreath, I grouped in quantities of 3’s or 5’s. I think that when things are in odd number arrangements it is just more pleasing to the eye.
3. Lay the wreath down, and arrange the pieces all around. Try to distribute evenly, though. . .I tend to like the lower left corner to be heavy and full (kind of like a cornucopia).
4. Then hot glue it into place!
And you’re done:) Super simple.