6 Quick & Easy Decorating Ideas For Thanksgiving 


Thanksgiving is around the corner. If you are anything like me, decorating the house for the holidays, any holiday really, is not my strong suit. But you don’t have to dread decorating this year. Local florist Tye Gordon, from DGM Flowers, collaborated with Living In Oakland Park in putting together these ideas that will WOW! your guests from the moment they walk into your home. And a touch of imagination, these decorating arrangement ideas will have your visitors making plans to celebrate next year at your home.

Idea # 1 – Thankful Garland/Banner

This Thanksgiving garland could live all year round on your wall or cabinets. It will tell everyone who approaches your house how #Blessed you are, either way.

Craft this beautiful garland yourself of use the instructions here

Photo: Good Housekeeping

Idea # 2 – Wooden Thanksgiving Dessert Display

Bring the cake! Give your creativity the recognition it merits by placing your home-made desserts and treats on birch cake stands. Learn how to quickly create this beautiful dessert table by clicking here.

Photo: Sugar and Charm

Idea # 3 – Fall Pumpkin Flower Arrangement

Combine your Flower Power with Pumpkin Power with this wonderful, dare we say “powerful”, seasonal arrangement. Need some help making this beautiful arrangement or want to bring it as a Thanksgiving gift? Head over to DGM Flowers in Oakland Park and Tye will be happy to help you put one together.  

Photo: DGM Flowers



Idea # 4 – Leaf Decoupage Pumpkins

Since you’ve put your Pumpkin carving equipments away until next Halloween, get imaginative by adding artificial leaves to pumpkin. To learn how to do this, click here

Photo: Porch Daydreamer

Idea # 5 – Apple Candleholders

Make one final trip to the grocery store and pick the most beautiful apples to turn into candle holders, while saving the other Thanksgiving pie fruits. Not sure how to make these? Click here for instructions.

Photo: My Garden Life

Idea # 6 – Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

Family gathered around the table, food and stories to share, and the perfect finishing touch. Get one in time for Thanksgiving at DGM Flowers in Oakland Park .

 



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About the Author

Tye was born in Jamaica and grew up in South Florida. He is owner of the local Oakland Park Flower Studio, DGM Flowers & Events. Besides being a business owner, he is a talented floral designer and an internationally certified wedding and event planner with an attention to detail. On any given day you can find him at his studio masterfully creating elegant floral works of art for memorable occasions. On his down time he is binge watching Netflix or spending quality time with his Jack Russell, “Jack”.

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Jesus Felizzola

Jesus Felizzola

Dr. Jesus Felizzola is a Research Professor at George Washington University, Department of Psychology and he has more than 25 years of experience in HIV/AIDS and substance abuse research, workforce development, medical education, and cultural competency in the United States.

Dr. Felizzola has served as Principal Investigator of three HRSA/HAB-funded Special Projects of National Significance research initiatives conducted in the Washington, D.C and Miami-Dade County areas. He has served as Associate Director of two NIH-NIDA-funded R24 projects conducted at Howard University, College of Medicine and Florida International University, School of Social Work.

Dr. Felizzola accumulates a vast acumen in addiction medicine science inasmuch he serves as Medical Science and Treatment Advisor at Indivior, PLC, a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the research and development of medications for the treatment of the disease of addiction and its comorbid conditions.

Dr. Felizzola’s research interests focus on workforce and medical education in the areas of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse for vulnerable Latino populations, system-level factors impacting engagement and retention in medical and behavioral care, health systems factors associated with quality of care for minorities, and development of research and evaluation capacity in HIV/AIDS and substance abuse community-based treatment settings.

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