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5 Ways to Add Garden Decor to Thanksgiving

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Add Garden Decor to Thanksgiving | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Falling leaves, chilly nights and pumpkin spice lattes mean Thanksgiving is just around the corner. If you’re looking for a festive way to decorate your table, take advantage of the season’s natural beauty.

Add plants with striking colors and interesting textures for a look that will stun guests.

5 Ways to Incorporate Flowers into Thanksgiving Décor

Thanksgiving Decor | The Home Depot's Garden Club

1. Fall flowers

The fall garden is a great place to start for Thanksgiving décor. Create fresh flower arrangements by snipping mums, asters and ornamental grasses. Grab branches of fall leaves, berries or evergreens for dimension. Create one large centerpiece or utilize mini vases at each place setting.


Thanksgiving Decor | The Home Depot's Garden Club

2. Centerpieces

Cacti, orchids and aglaonemas make for show-stopping centerpieces. Mix and match plants into one long dish garden to sit on your table. Houseplants can work well, too. Pick a focal plant and use it to guide the rest of your décor. Crotons, for example, are rich with the red and yellow hues of the season and light up tables with their variegated leaves.


Thanksgiving Decor | The Home Depot's Garden Club

3. Container artwork

While plants impress guests all on their own, many new, unique containers take displays to the next level. Find colors that accent your table décor and theme. Use orange-hued terra cotta for a seasonal look that’s easy. Be sure to choose pots with drainage holes.


Thanksgiving tablescapes | The Home Depot's Garden Club

4. Choose supporting accents

Look no further than your own backyard for fall accents. Carve a pumpkin or gourd and fill with flowers to add flair to Thanksgiving tables. Orange mums, pine cones and branches all add a natural theme to your table.


Thanksgiving Decor | The Home Depot's Garden Club

5. Give plants as favors

Thank guests for attending your dinner by using small succulents or houseplants that double as table décor and favors. Attach tiny tags to plants to use for seating assignments so friends and family will be reminded of good memories every time they water the plant.

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