I was so excited to put up my Thanksgiving decor this last weekend...and even more excited that it actually turned out better than I had hoped!
In my house I like to use some colors that aren't always traditional for the holidays. I have a gorgeous blue rug that should be here any day, so every holiday I try and tie blue into my color scheme. I also try and keep green in their too, and this mantle is no different.
I have been LOVING the mustard/purple combo lately, and knew I wanted it incorporated into my decor. Once I had all my pieces put together I realized...all my decorations perfectly matched our most recent family pictures! And what would make a better garland for the holiday celebrating gratitude than pictures of the people in my life I love the most?!
This was SO simple!! I just got some twine, strung it from my mantle, and then stuck some of my favorite family pictures up with clothespins!! I did spray paint the clothespins with gold glitter so they would pop a little, but other than that it was the easiest (and I think cutest!) garland I have ever made! If your families pics don't happen to match exactly...how cute would sepia-toned pictures or even some black and white pics be?! I just love it!!
I love people that make awesome free printables! I found this one HERE, I love the simplicity and colors of it.
I love a little metallic, so when I found this vase and pine cone at Hobby Lobby for 60% off, I knew we were in business. I added a vase I already had to tie in that blue, and an 8x10 of my favorite family picture.
There you have it!! Pretty simple, but sums up exactly what I am most grateful in my life during this month-long celebration of gratitude :)
Do you ever stray from traditional colors when decorating for the holidays? Do you find you have to get more creative since your style may not be in stores? Or am I the ONLY one out there ditching the orange this Thanksgiving season? ;)