I feel sorry for Thanksgiving. Its feels like the middle child between Halloween and Christmas. So the day after Halloween I know it is time for me to clean up those decorations and put up my Autumn themed decor.
Now I will admit, I don’t have nearly the same amount of fall decorations as I do either Halloween or Hanukkah, which I find strange because I love the colors of rust, burnt sienna, and gold which are prevalent in Thanksgiving decorations.
This year I decided to make a leaf and wool felt ball garland. It was so easy I am almost embarrassed to tell you how I did it.
All I did was go to Michael’s and get some wool felting in three different colors. Then I purchased some packets of fabric leaves from the dollar store. I watched this video on how to make the felt balls and followed the directions exactly. The first ball I made was a disaster, but after that they all came out perfectly! Then I strung them all together using some orange embroidery thread. That’s it! Easy peasy.
The rest of my decorations have been collected over time. I purchased the glass blown gourds in Austin years ago. The cranberry sign was found this year at Home Goods and the little pine cone birds are from World Market.
You might recognize the felt acorns from this post I did on an autumn themed tablescape.
Even though these decorations are only up for a few weeks I adore how festive they make the whole house feel. So do you decorate for autumn or Thanksgiving? If so what are some of your favorite decorations?