15 Creative DIY Projects For Thanksgiving

Halloween is part of the past now. It was fun and exciting getting ready for this particularly beautiful holiday but it’s now time to move on and to start preparing for the next one. Thanksgiving will soon be here so you might want to start gathering ideas for this year’s celebration. We have a few projects you might like.

Pear Pillow.

Here’s how you can make a pear pillow. First cut out a pear shape and make a pattern. Then cut the pear shape out of fabric and pin it to a square-shaped piece of fabric.Hand stitch around the pear and leaf using white thread. Sew up the pillowcase and you’re done.{found on lemontreecreations}.

Candy bottles.

For this next project you first need some clear glass bottles. Then cut out some vinyl letters so you can spell the word “candy” or any other word you want. Use transfer paper to attach the letters to the clear glass bottles and make sure they’re at the same level. Spray paint the lids white and fill the bottles with candy corn.{found on the-wilson-world}.

DIY Burlap Scrabble Wreath.

A burlap wreath can also make a great decoration for Thanksgiving. To make one you need burlap, a few fabric scraps, some scrabble tiles, a hot glue gun and two types of ribbon. First wrap the wreath with burlap. Then make tolled burlap flowers and attach them to the wreath with hot glue. After that, glue the scrabble tiles to a piece of paper, cut out the tiles and glue them to the wreath. Add the ribbon at the end.{found on livinglocurto}.

Thanksgiving banner.

You could also make a simple but lovely Thanksgiving banner for the mantel. It’s very easy to make and it’s also fun. You just need some decorative leaves of different colors and a thread. Get creative and find new ideas for simple projects. For example, these leaves were made using Cuttlebug that cuts shapes and embosses them too.{found on nobiggie}.

Fall mantel.

For the mantel you could also make some pinecone decorations. For example, you can make a pine cone frame for a mirror, picture or as a freestanding piece. A pine cone would also be easy and fun to make. You could also make a wreath and decorate it with pine cones and acorns and you could display some of them on the mantel too. You can paint them or display them as such.{found on tracys}.

Thanksgiving canvas.

For this next project you first need to find some canvas, acrylic paint, a foam brush, a small brush, scrapbook paper, mod podge, scissors, ribbon, craft glue and a paint pen. Start by painting the canvas with a foam brush and then with a small brush for texture. After that, cut out the design. It can a pumpkin, an apple or anything else you want. Then adhere the design to the canvas and add a coat of mod podge to the entire canvas. At the end you can add any words you want using the paint pen.{found on malahy}.

Typo on burlap.

Here’s a very simple and easy to make decoration for Thanksgiving. It’s basically just a piece of burlap with the word “thankful” written on it. Making it is very easy. Just find a piece of burlap and decide on the dimensions, then cut out the letters and attach them with glue. After that display some fruit on anything else you want on the burlap.{found on thethriftyba}.

Thankful Tree.

This is a Thankful Tree. Making a similar one is very easy. First you need to find a transparent vase. Then find some mini pumpkins to fill it with. If you don’t have any you can also use scented pine cones or something else you think would work. The tree is made from thin branches with leaves. You can also add tags with short messages written on them.{found on hisugarplum}.

Indian Corn Centerpiece.

Here’s yet another fun and simple project. It’s an Indian corn centerpiece. Begin by filling a simple cylinder vase with sand, gravel or salt. Then place a pillar candle inside. After that, tie each ear of corn with twine to hold in the husks and apply floral clay to the jute. Adhere the ears to the glass. Trim the husks on a diagonal and tie twine all the way around.{found on eddieross}.

Thankful table.

This is a “Thankful Wall”. It’s a chalkboard with a simple wooden frame on which you and everyone else can write down the things you’re thankful for. First spray paint the frame and then add two or three coats of chalkboard paint to a board. Cut out some white vinyl letters and attach them to the board. After that you can write down anything you want or draw all sorts of things.{found on site}.

Table cloth.

Another nice idea is to personalize the tablecloth. Find a font that you really like and then print out the text you want to use. After that, trace the outline of the text onto the fabric using a marker. Make sure you write on the wright side of the fabric. At the end, paint over the traced lettering with fabric paint.{found on asoftplace}.

Thanksgiving table.

Make sure your Thanksgiving table looks beautiful. You can use candles, glass candle holders, pine cones, fresh pine, some beautiful napkins, maybe some mini pumpkins and anything else that you think would complete this earthy, natural look. You could also use some tree branches for example.{found on blogntell}.

Fall apothecary jars.

This is a seasonal version of some apothecary jars. You can paint them with simple antique white paint and fill them with dark brown coffee beans. You can also paint some wooden tags using black chalkboard paint. Add burlap bows and glittered acorn bells and tie the chalkboard tags onto the finials with a little jute twine.{found on uncommondesignsonline}.

Thanksful board.

This is a blessing board especially designed for Thanksgiving. To make one you first need to find an open frame. If you don’t like the color you can spray paint it. Next, drill holes in the inside of the frame and install screw eyes in each one. Use heavy weight hemp to thread each of the screws. Add a few decorative elements in the corners and vinyl letters at the top. Then you can attach small tags using clothespins.{found on tatertotsandjello}.

Fall Wreath With Frame.

For our last project we’ve selected a beautiful wreath. To make a similar one you need grapevine wreath, fall floral picks, floral wire, wire cutters, wide ribbon, a distressed frame, a few words or a phrase cut from vinyl or printed on patterned paper and scrapbook paper for the frame. Decorate the wreath as you please and then add the frame, the ribbon and place on the door.{found on littlebirdiesecrets}.

Published by in DIY Projects, on November 9th, 2012


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