So it all came down!
I decided that I might have a commitment issue. I'm going to try switching out my decor for the seasons... then I only have to commit to 3 months (or less!). I don't want to break the bank, nor do I want to create a storage issue. My goal is to have easy to store and/or versatile decor.
Here's what I came up with, and I only spent $4.50, with most of it coming from things I had around the house.
My friend gave me these cute indian corn cobs-- they are actually popcorn, and yes, I saved some to try and pop! I took some cardstock to make a collar around these Dollar Tree candles. A little hot glued and these faux wax LED candles look perfect. Best of all I can slip them out and make new collars for all the seasons.
I saved the husks and glued them aroung a cardboard circle. My small pine tree was kind enough to lend me some pinecones for the middle of the flower. I cut some colorful branches for the vase and tossed in some pumpkins to finish off the look.
No time to create the fabulous large wood plaque I envisioned, so I covered my large picture frame with kraft paper and painted a thankful message.
I'm excited about how it turned out. Even more excited that I'm only committed to it for a few more weeks. You'll have to stay tuned for my Christmas mantel! Christmas goes up the day after Thanksgiving at my house... how about at yours?