November is to Thursday as December is to Friday. It is a month that lives in the shadows of the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year." See, for example, this quote from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women:
November is the most disagreeable month in the whole year.
Such a phrase may be appropriate when describing the frenzy surrounding Election Day, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday. It's even harder for those of us who live in places where the leaves don't turn. And yet, November brings us an extra hour of sleep (Daylight Savings) and National Sleep Comfort Month. It is also a time when crisp mornings lead us into coffee shops for gingerbread and pumpkin-infused beverages.
So, let's extend that holiday spirit – and our overall wellness – by starting earlier. Below you'll find 12 delightful DIYs that'll help you fall back in love without breaking the bank or ruining your schedule.
#1. Fall Monogram Wreath
Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas! Grace your door with a bright orange berry wreath and an elegant monogram.
#2. Gold Leafed Place Setting
Incorporate gold to branch out of the usual fall color palette with these custom place settings at your November wedding, Friendsgiving, or Thanksgiving dinner.
#3. The Thankful Tree
Assemble a Thankful Tree, an inspiring, rustic, and customizable addition to any home.
#4. Sweater Pumpkins
Repurpose an old sweater to clothe a pumpkin! The result might just rival your neighbor’s pets.