7 Ways to DIY Winter Décor

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By Stephanie Jarrett, Everything Arlington, TX!

I’ve always loved the look of DIY winter décor. The deep greens, crisp blues, whites and metallics are so inspiring and soothing during the cold winter months. Winter is a season of stillness and wonder, with cozy décor that is easy to recreate yourself at home. Whether you want to add a winter wonderland scene over the fireplace, custom Mason jars to your tabletops, buffalo plaid blankets to your sofa or DIY your own wintry canvasses for your wall, read on for fun ways to DIY your own winter décor!  

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Give Mrs. Claus the Day Off

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You did it! You made it through this year’s one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving. You’ve scrubbed the roasting pan, frozen the leftovers and packed up the turkey decorations. Before you kick into high gear as your family’s Christmas CEO (aka Mrs. Claus), you deserve a day off. We’ve got three sweet ways to give Mrs. Claus the day off. Here’s how you can rest and recharge for your busy December.

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Easy Ideas for the Best Make Ahead Thanksgiving Appetizers

By Sharon MacGregor, Fed Well

Celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday may look a little different this year and keeping your appetizers light, simple, and easy to make ahead has never been more important. These three customizable techniques instead of recipes can be personalized to suit the tastes of your friends and family, are light and easy to make look gorgeous on the table in a few minutes and can be brought along if you are able to visit someone you love. And, as a bonus, cooking is minimal.

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Try These DIY Ideas for Thanksgiving Centerpieces

By Drisana Wallace of Modern Cali Mom

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching I immediately started brainstorming DIY Ideas for Thanksgiving Centerpieces.  Luckily, I have tons of leftover pumpkins from Halloween that can be transformed into DIY Ideas for Thanksgiving Centerpieces.  I love recycling decorations if possible, as well, especially during the holidays where every penny counts.   Here are three easy and incredible Thanksgiving centerpieces to try at home.  

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Fun Crafts with Kids- Six Ways to Make Paper Plate Turkeys for Thanksgiving

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By Stephanie Jarrett, Everything Arlington, TX!

The hands-down cutest craft to make with kids this time of year is a paper plate turkey.  I remember making handprint turkeys as a young kid with my grandma every year by tracing my hand on a piece of construction paper and cutting it out, then coloring each of my fingers a different color because they acted as the turkey’s feathers. We would decorate my thumb as if it were the turkey’s head, complete with an eye and a wattle (yep, that’s the red hang-y skin at the turkey’s neck). We would make a hand-print turkey every year and write my name and the year on the palm of my hand. 

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Supplies Needed for Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids 

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By Wanda Lopez, My Sweet Zepol

Kids of all ages love crafts and getting their hands dirty with paint. This year you may find yourself at home with your kids with no-one else to entertain them during the holidays. Today, we will share some supplies needed for Thanksgiving  crafts for kids as well as ideas of projects you can make at home. We are going to keep it simple, so start thinking about things you have right at home that you may be able to use for some fun projects.   

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes That Steal the Spotlight

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner with All the Sides. Homemade Roasted Turkey and all traditional dishes on Festive Thanksgiving table.

By Michelle Stansbury, Eat, Drink, Be San Diego

When it comes to Thanksgiving and steakhouses, the real star for me is the side dishes. I’ve got nothing against turkey (or steak, for that matter), but good side dishes steal the spotlight. Potatoes can be mashed, smashed, baked, or scalloped, without even venturing into the wonderful world of sweet potatoes and yams. Green beans can be roasted, blistered, sautéed, or served in a casserole. While most people opt for traditional, comfort food side dishes, if you want to wow your guests, try a few of these incredible, over-the-top Thanksgiving side dishes.  

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Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Whether you are hosting a dinner this upcoming Thanksgiving Day for two or a dozen there is something you all must have on your table next to the main dish and that is a side dish or two (or four). A Thanksgiving menu is not complete without a side dish. You may have some traditional Thanksgiving side dishes that have been passed down from generation to generation or maybe you like to change things up yearly. We will be talking about easy Thanksgiving side dishes ideas you can mix and match and make your own.  

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