Prepping the Front Door for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is this week and there is still time to get the exterior of your house festive for guests.  There are a few ways you can get the exterior of your house ready for it’s close up.

DECORATE YOUR URNS:  If you haven’t already, it’s time to remove your mums and replace with winter greens.  To be festive for Thanksgiving, you can throw in some magnolia leaves, some berries, pine cones. wheat grass, pods of this or that, birch sticks and more.  Take a look below and find inspiration from these photos I found on the Feast and Flowers Blog.  Once Thanksgiving is over, you can keep the greens and replace some of the Fall accents with hints of Christmas.





Southern Living did a fun feature on these stacked pumpkin topiaries in urns.  You need to get low and wide pumpkins, and stack them with bay wreaths to achieve this look.  Photo by Helen Norman for Southern Living:

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Decorating guru Mary Carol Garrity placed swags of colorful Fall branches and berries to her front lanterns.  I will assume that she used wire to hold them in place. I also love the orbs in her urns.

Autumn Thanksgiving Door Decoration

Photo Credit Sweet Something Design Blog

I did a little research and you can buy these at Target for $29.99 – click here to buy.

Magnolia Swags Thanksgiving

Magnolia leaves can be stunning by the front door for Thanksgiving.  These fresh magnolia wreaths and garlands are for sale through our sister site, The Well Appointed House.   Another fun idea is typing Manolia Swags to your lanterns with wire – we have a whole section of Swags available for purchase:

Magnolia Swags

You can tie swags to the tops doors with festive ribbons or affix them to windows using suction cups as in the photo below from the Style Estate blog:



Swags Christmas

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If you are still looking for ideas you can also tie apples, gourds, white pumpkins and pheasant feathers into your entry and garden urn plantings!  It’s time to get festive!



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