19 Simple DIY Thanksgiving Decorations

19 Simple DIY Thanksgiving Decorations

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Looking for some simple DIY Thanskgiving decorations you can make yourself? Look no further; I’ve got tons of great ideas to inspire you to get your craft on this fall!

19 Simple DIY Thanksgiving Decorations

1. Turn a twig pumpkin into a turkey centerpiece for a fabulous Thanksgiving table

DIY Thanksgiving turkey centerpiece

Getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner? It may not be time to start cooking the turkey just yet, but you can start decorating the table with a lovely DIY turkey centerpiece. I love the rustic feel and creativity this cute fall craft has to offer.

See the full instructions on Made in a Day.

2. Bring the natural beauty of the season into your home decor using autumn leaves and mason jars

fall themed canning jars

If these cozy fall-themed canning jars don’t get you ready for the cooler weather and Thanksgiving day, then I don’t know what will!

See the full instructions on Spark and Chemistry.

3. Transform little pumpkin and gourds into candle holders

pumpkin candlestick holder

Now, here’s a seriously last-minute decor project that’s elegant, cozy, fun to make, and surprisingly long-lasting. Small gourds are the perfect size to fit any tea light, votive, or taper candle! You can also arrange a whole lot of pumpkins from mini to large for a unique presentation.

See the full instructions on Practically Functional.

4. Use inexpensive sisal twine that you can find at the dollar store

sisal twine pumpkins

Don’t you love it when you find a craft that is super cute and easy to make? If you like to find new ways to create out of natural elements for fall, then this project is a perfect way to kick off your fall crafting.

See the full instructions on The Navage Patch.

5. Mimic a blazing sunburst with this Thanksgiving corn husk wreath

corn husk door wreath

You don’t have to buy from the store anymore, here’s a craft that will “Wow” your guests from the moment they arrive! Add rustic, farmhouse flair to your home this autumn with a wreath made only of tamale wrappers from the grocery store. You’ll love its natural tan corn husks and soft, harvest colors.

See the full instructions on Design Improvised.

6. Doilies have never looked better than on this DIY Thanksgiving banner

DIY fall bunting

This Thanksgiving banner represents fall completely: colorful, joyful and thankful. And it would look probably fabulous on a mantle, outstanding under a dinner buffet or darling over a Thanksgiving dessert bar.

See the full instructions on Mod Podge Rocks.

7. Easy to make gold patterned table runner for Thanksgiving dinner

DIY simple paper table runner

Here’s an elegant way to dress up your table for a Thanksgiving meal with just a roll of butcher paper and stencils! Looks fancy, right?

See the full instructions on Design Improvised.

8. Spell out your gratitude around your home this holiday season with this fun mason jar craft

be thankful mason jar

It doesn’t get easier than painting a quote on a Mason jar. And don’t you just love the fact that you can see through the letters into the jar?

See the full instructions on The Country Chic Cottage.

9. Bring an autumn glow into your home with these easy DIY leaf lights

diy autumn leave fairy lights

All it takes is a string of fairy lights and a collection of beautiful fall leaves then you can light up your windows, staircase or mantel. They’re festive enough to spruce up your home during the holidays but generic enough to keep up after the season ends.

See the full instructions on Wallflower Kitchen.

10. Canning jar lids and burlap make great pumpkins!

mason jar lid pumpkin

How pretty and simple is this! A very good use for all the old rings that pile up and a lovely addition to your fall decor.

See the full instructions on Yellow Bliss Road.

11. A fun and beautiful way to display “thankfulness” in your home for Thanksgiving

thankful tree

Encourage your guests to jot down what they’re thankful for and add it to your thankful tree centerpiece. It’s a great conversation starter and lovely decor as well.

See the full instructions on Cleverly Simple.

12. Try something different this Thanksgiving with a succulent cornucopia centerpiece

succulent cornucopia

Update cornucopias to incorporate the HOT trend right now, succulents! They’re not only beautiful, but it’s easy to re-purpose them after the holidays.

See the full instructions on The Country Chic Cottage.

13. Leaves and plaster will give a creative and elegant touch to your fall garland

diy plaster leaf garland

Don’t just throw those leaves away, use them for this cute creation! This is a great “do-able” project and plaster is just a fun product to work with. Give it a try!

See the full instructions on Up to Date Interiors.

14. Add warmth and charm to your home with this thankful sign and multi colored feathers

diy thankful feather sign

This rustic yet modern sign successfully adds lively color into a traditional fall decor. The gold tipped paper feathers look so fun and festive! Don’t you think they can also pass as a beautiful Thanksgiving garland?

See the full instructions on Find it, Make it, Love it.

15. Wheat bundles are an easy way to add a harvest feel to your decor

diy harvest wheat bundle

This DIY decor is a showstopper! Wheat cone bundles are very convenient, as they will stand alone and you don’t even have to purchase a vase.

See the full instructions on Made in a Day.

16. Make several of these cute little felt turkey magnets this Thanksgiving to add some character to your house

felt turkey leaf magnets

Gobble gobble! Keep your kids busy by getting them into crafting this Thanksgiving. With just a few simple materials, they’ll enjoy putting these together and you’ll love displaying them on your fridge! They will also make great gifts!

See the full instructions on That’s What She Said.

17. Easy and inexpensive floral arrangement that is the perfect hostess gift!

diy pumpkin vase

This stunning pumpkin flower arrangement proves flowers are appropriate year round. And with this pumpkin vase, anything you put in it is perfect for fall!

See the full instructions on Wine and Glue.

18. Create a great ambiance with this lovely candle centerpiece

fall candle centerpiece

Our love for candle centerpieces will never burn out. They’re warm and welcoming, and provide the most flattering light at dinner parties. The colors of fallen leaves are so bright and fiery that it compliments the whole look.

See the full instructions on That’s What She Said.

19. Add a little shimmer around the room with this DIY falling leaves garland

fall glitter leaves

If you’re looking for a fun project to do with your kids, then this project is very much kid-friendly, and extra hands will come handy. C’mon who doesn’t love glittery things?

See the full instructions on House of Jade Interiors.

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Kathy says

    7 years ago

    Thanks for including my plaster leaves. Great round up! Happy Fall!

  2. Kim~madeinaday says

    7 years ago

    Post looks great! Thanks for featuring my posts! Pinned

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