Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Here we have some handmade goods to help make your home feel warm and cozy for the holiday!
There's no better way to spread Thanksgiving cheer than decorating your home and apartment for all your neighbors and guests to see. Wreaths have held symbolism since ancient times, and now they decorate homes in celebration of the season. What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you picture a holiday wreath? Is it the lush foliage? Is it the berries and vegetables that are speckled throughout? Ribbons? Sparkles? Big bows? Whatever you may associate with wreaths, I doubt you thought of metal. This wreath is made of galvanized metal, giving it a rustic look. The buffalo ribbon keeps it beautiful and dainty (but if buffalo ribbon is not your thing, you could always have it customized!). There is just enough festivity and ornament without it being too busy. It is available with the words Gather or Welcome, so you could have a completely one-of-a-kind wreath that will have everyone talking (in a good way, or course). Hang it inside for a comfortable feel or outside for your neighbors to marvel at. It would look amazing in most styles of home including, but not exclusive to rustic, barnyard, country chic, French farmhouse, and industrial homes. If these don't match your styles, however, this wreath would still look awesome contrasted against modern, mid-century, and contemporary homes. Having a wreath on your front door sets the tone for the night to come, so give them something beautiful and festive to get them in the celebrating mood. Handmade by Loves House of Burlap
Pie is arguably the most quintessential part of a Thanksgiving feast (besides the turkey). Nothing beats a homemade pie with its flaky crust and scrumptious filling. Everyone would love to show a delicious pie they made from scratch, but, let's face it, we're not all Gordon Ramsay. You've tried and failed to bake the simplest of pies more times than you can count and, quite frankly, your frustration can spoil the entire holiday for yourself and those around you. Some of us just aren't meant to be in the kitchen. If you do succeed in making a homemade pie, it's probably loaded with an unhealthy amount of sugar. You might love eating pie, but the waistband on your pants may not agree with you. What if there was a way to not only have a homemade pie, but also one that is easier on the calorie intake? Well look no further. Cherry Market on Etsy bakes sugar free pies for you and sends them straight to your door! You could choose from apple, apple cranberry, mixed berry, and blueberry, or have all four! There's nothing wrong with a little variety! These pies are also perfect for your family members who can't eat sugar. The real fresh fruit filling and all butter crust will make your guests swoon! Give your loved ones food made with the love and care they deserve this holiday. Even though it is not made directly from your hands, the thought of wanting to give them a delicious treat they will enjoy is what counts.
What makes Thanksgiving so special and memorable is the people you spend it with. It is important to show your loved ones that you appreciate them and are grateful to have them in your life. A personal handwritten note is a great way to make your friends and family feel special and cared for. These autumn note cards, hand made by Woodbury Design Co, are perfect to send to those who couldn't join you at your table this Thanksgiving. These could also be used for parting gifts for your family that did celebrate with you who have had their fill of pie and are ready to journey back home. Receiving a gift, even if it's just a simple handwritten note, from someone you love and cherish is one of the greatest moments anyone can experience, especially during the holiday season. Seeing the smile on their face when you hand them a little piece of gratitude from your heart is priceless. These are versatile and could also double as invitations to your feast. Thanksgiving isn't Thanksgiving without family and friends surrounding you. Don't be that person that sets everything up beautifully but forgets the most important part: the invites! Although sending an invite through text is more efficient and cost-friendly, having a physical card shows more authenticity and care on your part. These cards are prepared using cardstock and come with beautiful brown envelopes with triangle flaps. You can add a printed message inside or brush up on your calligraphy skills and write your own. The acorn and foliage design is so lovely and vintagey. The cool color palette is unexpected, but it works amazingly well with the season. Gratitude is best served with a little love and thoughtfulness!
The pumpkin has become synonymous with the fall harvest. Pumpkin has laced itself into everything from lattes to clothing. Because of this, however, pumpkins have become boring and a bit expected from your autumn decorations. Your Hearts Content on Etsy offers a new and edgy take on the traditional Thanksgiving vegetable. These pumpkins are handmade using soft, colorful velvet and a durable resin stem. The colors would juxtapose amazingly against the classic orange and brown decorations that have become so common in households during the season. The orange and gold pumpkins derive from that standard aesthetic, but the blue-tinged emerald gives your guests a pleasant shock that will make them double-take when they first see it. If you're looking for something even more colorful and unorthodox, the shop has a multitude of gorgeous vibrant velvets to choose from. They range anywhere from aqua to black to magenta. For those of you planning to have a huge party or fall wedding, these can be purchased in bulk to be used as centerpieces. The possibilities are endless when it comes to these. Accessories to display your pumpkins to their full potential, which includes a metal tray with an antique finish, faux golden sunflowers and grapevines, can also be purchased. Varying sizes mean you can have dynamic decorations that are sure to get compliments from anyone who sets their eyes on them. Be creative with your cornucopia this year with a splash of color. These will easily become a favorite in your household. We won't judge you if you want to keep them up year-round. Have fun decorating your one-of-a-kind home, and most importantly, Happy Thanksgiving!
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