Fall has arrived, and now that the Halloween revelers have put away their costumes and finished off their treats, Thanksgiving appears on the horizon. The Upper East Side residences at The Kent are the perfect places to host family and friends for this festival of thanks, with large dining rooms and state-of-the-art kitchens making seating and meal preparation a breeze. But what about those little touches that give a holiday a memorable (and Instagram-able) glow? Keep reading for The Kent’s Quick and Easy DIY Guide to Thanksgiving Decor.
Transforming leftover Halloween pumpkins into fall-themed decorations is one of the best ways to fill your condo at The Kent with seasonal touches, and one of our favorites is this pumpkin ice bucket. By simply turning an oblong pumpkin on its side, cutting a hole in the top, and replacing the mucky interior with ice, you can create an appealing and eco-friendly object that will serve a practical purpose while charming your Thanksgiving guests.
While the aroma of turkey and gravy is sure to permeate your home, adding the scent of spices can make it feel even more welcoming. Take, for example, these cinnamon stick-wrapped candles, a quick project using easily acquired materials to craft a light source that doubles as an aromatic. If scented candles aren’t your thing, try combining small flameless votive candles with box graters to create a dynamic lighting experience.
When it comes to arranging a beautiful Thanksgiving table, a seasonal centerpiece and individualized table settings are sure to set the right tone for your sumptuous meal. The Idea Room blog has instructions for a simple, attractive centerpiece made from a wood box, some decorative foliage, and a few small candles. Another easy option involves stacking baskets filled with pinecones, citrus, and foliage to create a tiered centerpiece that adds height to the table. One of the easiest ways to impress your guests is to clean off some pine cones and add name cards to them, creating bespoke seating assignments with a fall flair in minutes.
These are just a few ideas for do-it-yourself Thanksgiving decorations. Head over to DIY Bunker for a long list of projects, and, while you’re planning your celebrations, check availability at The Kent if you have yet to secure the Upper East Side home for which you will always be thankful.