Last Minute Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

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Video Length: 3:40
Produced by: Martha Stewart

Usually, on Thanksgiving, planning the meal is our first priority (with good reason). There are plenty of things to do, like planning the menu (check out Fine Cooking's iPad app as well), braving crowded stores to purchase ingredients, and inviting over friends and family. Many of us don't worry about decorating until the last minute.

We've previously shared some ideas for the ultimate last-minute decorating technique. Creatively folded napkins can be a quick and easy way to brighten up your holiday table. Of course there are more complicated folds, like Martha Stewart's turkey fold (you need two napkins and some aluminum foil), but you try the Napkin Folding Guide, if you are looking for something a little easier. There 27 ways to fold napkins with illustrated instructions. Martha also demonstrates a few other techniques in the video above. 

Below are a few other quick ideas for holiday decorating when you are short on time. Don't stress out over the details too much and just try to enjoy the company of your friends and family this year.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Napkin Folding Ideas

Make Leaf-Print Napkins


No-sew Place Mats

A Very Quick Table Runner

Woven Felt Place Mat


A Rustic Centerpiece

Simple White Flowers

Perfect Paper Daisies

Découpage Candle Holders


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Comments (3)

RobberStokery writes: Looks cool. Post a finished photo!

Posted: 1:19 am on August 24th
Helen1977 writes: This article saved my life as I had no clue what to prepare for Thanksgiving!
Posted: 9:36 am on November 29th
EK1991 writes: Thanksgiving is my favourite break time, so I will definitely use it to share my passion. Thanks!
Posted: 8:17 am on November 27th
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