Love to slowly transition my home decor from one season to another rather than an abrupt switch. Today I started transitioning my Halloween decor to Thanksgiving. I like the slow transition approach because it maximizes reuse, allows you to appreciate each phase of a season fully, and it spreads out the work over time. Here are some tips to transition your home decor from Halloween to Thanksgiving and how I created this Thanksgiving decor surrounding my mantle. Creating a successful transition of decor is slightly looking back, appreciating the present moment, and alluding to the future. The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission at no cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.
Keep the pumpkins
Maybe it is because I love pumpkins so much but I am not quite ready to let them go! Pumpkins are completely appropriate to still use in your Thanksgiving decor. They encompass the fall harvest and the total fall season past Halloween. I got this beautiful personalized pumpkin from Bluebonnet Design. You can find her on Instagram @bluebonnetdesign. I placed the personalized pumpkin on a white cake plate to give it some height and on top of a metal platter to compliment the mercury glass candle holders on either side. I also reused the adorable velvet acorns I got from Paper Knits Studios.
Add some fall foliage
With the leaves changing color outside everything is so beautiful, why not bring it inside! I cut some branches down and filled in all the gaps in the design with this beautiful foliage! Also added in my dried hydrangeas to give it some more pops of color.
Add some specific Thanksgiving decor
Found this adorable Grateful banner and added my own twist. I traced out hearts on fall colored cardstock and then cut out the shapes, double hole punched the hearts at the top, unstrung the Grateful letters and then restrung everything so that there was a heart between each letter. I got my kids involved by having them write what they were grateful for on the hearts. If you look closely you can see things like “Bunnies” and “Food”. Found a similar burlap Grateful banner that could be used similarly.
Allude to Christmas
Add some items to help bring us into the winter Christmas season as well. Intermixed with the fall leaves I added in some evergreen clippings. I also added a faux sheepskin rug in front of the fireplace and added lots of candles and lanterns to add some cozy winter touches.
So don’t put away those pumpkins yet! Enjoy this fall season to the fullest and have fun starting to add decor to incorporate the Thanksgiving season and hints of winter to come!