Who says trees are only for Christmas? Put your tree up now and let’s decorate it for Thanksgiving with handmade ornaments, mini pumpkins, natural dried floral bits and all things Fall.
Decorate a slim pre-lit tree for Thanksgiving with handmade ornaments and natural floral elements. Add a special twinkle to your holiday get together.
Your Thanksgiving guests will truly appreciate this beautiful tree decorated just for the occasion. It compliments the holiday with warm, natural earth tones and Fall decor. And the addition of the handmade wood slice chalkboard ornaments reminds us to be grateful for all the things.
I made these ornaments using wood slices and added the words to best represent Fall. How fun would it be to add all the names of your family coming for Thanksgiving dinner? They would love finding their name on the tree.
Just use a dark chalky paint and apply in the center of the wood slice.
Then using a Cricut Maker or other vinyl cutting machine cut out words from matte sticker paper for all things you are grateful. You could also hand paint onto the wood slice or use a chalk pen. Lastly drill a small hole at center top and add jute string for a hanger.
Gather your remaining Fall themed decorations and fill up that tree! Having a decorated tree for Thanksgiving is a bit unexpected and your friends and family will enjoy this special nod to the season. For those younger guests keep them occupied with a pie coloring free printable. Let them color and make the pies however they like best.
To decorate this Thanksgiving tree I used the following items:
- 7.5′ pre-lit slim tree
- wood slice ornaments
- wheat stalks (from the yard)
- grapevine (pulled apart)
- mini white pumpkins on picks
- white berry sprigs
- white paper flowers
- faux mini owl (Michaels dollar section)
Start with the wheat stalks and space them evenly about the tree then add the remaining elements to fill in gaps. For the pumpkins I spray painted some mini orange pumpkins with satin heirloom white and added a wood stem with a bit of grapevine. Hot glue the pumpkin onto a floral stem and then you can insert it where ever you need it.
The tree skirt is a cedar wood box I built a few years back, details on that project here. I love the texture of the rough cedar wood against the tree needles and natural decorations. It’s a very tidy way to cover the tree stand and much more aesthetically pleasing than a tree skirt especially in heavy traffic areas.
Surprise your Thanksgiving guests and decorate a tree that celebrates this special day and season. Be sure to follow me over on social media for sneak peeks, blog post updates and all the latest projects:
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Your tree is gorgeous!!
Thanks Shelly, I might have borrowed a few things from the neighbors yard but it was worth it!
Adorable! I love your tree and your wood slice ornaments!!
Thanks Michelle, it was so fun to make and gather all the natural bits and pieces. Also a bit unexpected for Thanksgiving but at least the tree is up already for Christmas 😉