102 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts – Show Your Gratitude In Style

We know Thanksgiving became a national holiday back in 1863 when it was proclaimed as such by Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. At that moment it was decided that the last Thursday in November would be known as Thanksgiving Day. The First Thanksgiving, however, was celebrated by the Pilgrims just after their first harvest in the New World back in 1621. We’ve come a long way since then and now the holiday is mostly symbolic, with a lot of focus on the Thanksgiving table décor.

Thanksgiving tablescapes.

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You have a whole lot of options when decorating the Thanksgiving table. Your best bet is to find inspiration in nature. The history of Thanksgiving tells us this is actually the most accurate option. So go out and find yourself some cute little pinecones , a few lovely leaves and small branches. You can find a few ideas on how to use them on Yummymummykitchen.

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The little things matter the most when decorating for a special event or holiday. For Thanksgiving, a cute idea that we found on Mintedstrawberrytoo is to cut out leaves out of colored paper. You can then write the names of the guests on them and use them as place cards.

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Speaking of paper, wouldn’t it be very practical to put some on the table instead of using a tablecloth that needs cleaning and care? This idea actually came to us via Findinghomefarms. This post actually offered a few other interesting hints as well. For example, using rosemary plants in Mason jars as decorations for the Thanksgiving table turns out to be a pretty cool idea.

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An idea suggested on Oncewed is to bring some greenery into the house. Look for seasonal plants and trees that can offer you this. Make a green garland and display it on the table as a sort of centerpiece that runs along the length and interacts with the candleholders and other things that you want to display there.

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The advice offered on Apartment34 is to mix and match and this can be applied to pretty much everything. For instance, you can use two or more different types of plates, two different types of cloth napkins and even different types of glasses and chair covers.

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Don’t be afraid to add a few quirky touches to your Halloween décor. An inspiring idea that we found on Makinglemonadeblog suggests welcoming each guest with a friendly message written on the plate. You can use a food-safe marker and simply put a card on the plate.

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Some custom placemats would look nice as well. You can find a tutorial on how to make these on bugaboocity. Here’s what you need: some fabric for the center, some for the border, some for the backing, thin batting and matching thread.

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The centerpiece is the usually the focal point of the décor, whether the subject is the Thanksgiving table or something else. We like the look of the fall-themed centerpiece on the wooden table featured on Thesweetestoccasion. There’s this nice contrast of colors and a really nice organic look for the whole ensemble.

Backyard Thanksgiving TableView in gallery

But let’s also talk a bit about the general theme and location. It would surely be nice to set the table outdoors in the garden. You could put up a simple wood table and add some tree stump stools and benches around it. There’s no need to be very fancy so decorate the table with branches, pinecones and other things you find in the yard. {found on theprettyblog}.

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An al fresco Thanksgiving celebration is a great idea provided that the weather is friendly as well. So let’s talk décor. If you don’t want to leave the table bare you can cover it with a tablecloth. Make the most of it and choose something with a bold print that contrasts with everything else on the table. You can get an idea of how this would look like from the example on Celebrationsathomeblog.

Thanksgiving plates decor with leavesView in gallery

Of course, even if you’re planning an indoor Thanksgiving celebration you can still bring in stuff from the garden, things like fallen leaves, tiny pumpkins, maybe even some fresh fall flowers. You can complement these with some themed glasses and silverware. Find inspiration on Sweetsomethingdesign.

Rustic and traditional Thanksgiving Table decorView in gallery

You can make a lot of beautiful things with tiny pumpkins, acorns and other things you can find in your very own backyard. Check out for example Sophiasdecor to see how you can use all these things to create something rustic and charming that also has a little bit of glamour to it.

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It’s a good idea to go a bit rustic when setting the Thanksgiving table. This way you can better create the right atmosphere for the celebration and you’d bring everyone closer to the true meaning behind the celebration. Hollymathisinteriors suggests using wicker chairs around a simple wood table decorated with pumpkins and fall branches.

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Nature is your best source of inspiration when it comes to Thanksgiving decoration ideas. So try bringing in natural materials and textures. For example, use wood slices instead of place mats and put some green wreaths at the center of the table, with some candles inside them.

Chalkboard plates for ThanksgivingView in gallery

A rustic table setting doesn’t need to be too fancy or sophisticated. Still, you need to pay attention to the little details especially if you’re trying to get an authentic look using a style that you’re not used with. Don’t overthink the décor. A simple rosemary branch and a pair of cinnamon sticks can be just what you need for a beautiful place setting. {found on lovegrowswild}.

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The secret to a great Thanksgiving table décor is knowing where to look for inspiration and not getting tangled up in unnecessary details. The centerpieces don’t need to be perfect. In fact, imperfections give them character and make them look more authentic. {found on potterybarn}.

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Simplicity allows one to better focus on the little things and to more easily highlight contrasts and interesting features. For example, a minimalistic Thanksgiving table décor such as the one featured on Julieblanner can be created using only four elements: a candle, a pinecone, a floral stem or a branch and a small orange.

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On the other hand, if you prefer a more dynamic and colorful décor, you could try something similar. On Homeyohmy you can find out how to make a fall tablescape using things like small pumpkins, seasonal flowers and votive candles. Use tape and paint to decorate the candles and the pumpkins.

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If you want to create a décor that’s rustic but also modern at its core, combine simple and clean lines with rough and organic materials and textures. For instance, check out the place setting design idea featured on Brepurposed.porch. It’s a pretty straight forward design that requires a few simple things like a wood slice, some craft paper, twine, a feather, dried lavender and a metal letter.

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You could look inspiration for your Thanksgiving table décor in designs created for bohemian fall weddings. On 100layercake you can find a really stylish example. The setting is composed of a simple table with a wooden top, no tablecloth on top, simple white plates with matching napkins on them, ornate silverware and a long green table runner made of seasonal plants and flowers.

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How about a design that’s simple and a little bit dramatic? You can create such a look by combining black and white plates with golden utensils and a bamboo table runner decorated with green branches and leaves. It’s the combination featured on Sarahshermansamuel.

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What says Thanksgiving better than this wicker Cornucopia? It’s something we found on Succulentsandsunshine. You can fill this with moss and succulents. Use a hot glue gun to keep everything in place and feel free to add your own personal twist to the design.

Clean and white Thanksgiving DecorView in gallery

The color palette is important every time so let’s have a look at a few options. If you want to create a bright and airy décor it would be a good idea to use white as your main color. You could cover the table with a white runner or tablecloth, use white plates, matching napkins and other similar things. Add a bit of contrast with some green accents. {found on flickr}.

Golden and Yellow Accents for TablescapeView in gallery

If you’re going for something cheerful and fun, perhaps you’d prefer yellow as an accent color. You could consider using yellow place mats, matching napkins and a few other things like golden leaves and flowers. Find more inspiration on Homestoriesatoz.

Tall Thanksgiving with Gold sprayed pumpkins and pineconesView in gallery

A golden tone would be a more refined version of yellow so consider it as your accent color if you want to create an elegant and glamorous Thanksgiving tablescape. You could spray paint a few pumpkins, some pinecones and maybe even some leaves and acorns. It\s all described in more detail on Apumpkinandaprincess.

Striped table cloth for Thanksviging DayView in gallery

But why choose only one color when you can work with several at the same time? If you like contrasts and you enjoy finding the balance between contrasting colors and shapes, you could use as inspiration the table décor featured on Porch. It has a black and white striped tablecloth with white, black, gold and green accents on top.

Rustic candle holder for Thanksgiving tableView in gallery

We’ll also try to focus a bit on the individual elements that go on a table. For example, Thanksgiving tables are usually decorated with candles. Taper candles can look really elegant and beautiful. You could display them on a tree branch holder such as the one described on Farmfreshtherapy.

Personalize your thanksgiving table with monogram napkinView in gallery

There are plenty of other interesting Thanksgiving crafts to focus on. For instance, the napkin rings. You could decorate them with wood tags in two sizes. Make them look stylish just like the ones on Storypiece. For that you’ll need some chalkboard paint, wood stain, some raffia and chalk. Stain the larger tags and paint the smaller ones. Thread some raffia through two a pair of two and leave a loop for the napkin. Add a monogram on each chalkboard tag.

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The place cards are also important if you want your tablescape to be perfect. You don’t need to be too creative for this part. You could simply print out some place cards on paper or on cardboard or you could handwrite them yourself. {found on thehomesteady}.

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Or how about a custom table runner or place mat? You could make something like this out of burlap and customize it with a stencil and some paint. Check out this Give Thanks table runner featured on Ispydiy. It’s really easy to make and also pretty good-looking.

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When you’ve covered all the basics you can start focusing on the even smaller details. For example, you could gather a few acorns and paint them, making sure not to cover their little hats. Use gold leaf paint. See how they look like on Thehomesteady.

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It’s ok if you’re not the type that starts preparing the Thanksgiving décor with a week in advance. You can still make something very beautiful right there on the spot. Start by positioning a platter at the center of the table, add stems of seeded eucalyptus casually on a corner, put pillar and votive candles on the platter and then add some pears as well to fill in the holes. It’s all described in more detail on Julieblanner.

Cute and beautiful crafts for Thanksgiving TableView in gallery

You can make a lot of cute and beautiful crafts for the Thanksgiving table. This includes menu cards, place cards, napkin rings, centerpieces and even some gift boxes. You can find such ready-made kits or you can craft everything yourself. Check out Sayyyes for some inspiration regarding this.

Wood logs centerpiece for Dining tableView in gallery

If you can find a few small wood logs that would be perfect for the project on Hometalk. The tablescape idea features here includes a few simple things like some logs of different lengths placed in an upright position. They serve as supports for votive candles and around them there’s a few cute white pumpkins.

Thanksgiving table design with Fall accentsView in gallery

We encourage using burlap when decorating your Thanksgiving table. It’s such a simple and practical material there’s really no better alternative. Check out Remodelandolacasa to see how to decorate with a burlap tablecloth with lovely folds and some lanterns and fall ornaments.

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Get inspired by all the beautiful fall colors that surround you. Decorate with shades of orange, bright yellows, vibrant red and deep purples. Mix and match these colors and let them complement one another. You can use them in combination with a brown or white background. (found on Redflycreations}.

Fall modern country thanksgiving table decorView in gallery

It’s good to start your Thanksgiving shopping with some time in advance just to make sure you can find everything you need. There’s no need to go overboard with the table décor. Let’s say you choose some wood grain chargers. You can complement these with some wood bead napkin rings and a drop cloth table runner. It’s all right here on Akadesign.

Twig table decor for ThanksgivingView in gallery

A really stylish and beautiful idea that we found on HGTV is to craft a table runner out of twigs. It’s a feature that could surely take your Thanksgiving décor to a whole new level. The runner is also pretty easy to craft. You just need the twigs and either some twine or something else to glue them onto.

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Who would have though that a pomegranate could look so stylish? Actually, it was chosen in this case because of its stem, more exactly because it perfectly holds the place card at the right angle. You could easily adopt the idea for your own Thanksgiving table décor. You just need some golden spray paint.

Thanksgiving dinner than fall harvestView in gallery

What better theme for the Thanksgiving dinner than fall harvest? This could also be the theme for the décor in general. You could use some garden flowers, some fresh vegetables and a few other things from the yard or garden. Display them in wooden boxes, on platters or in mason jars. (found on theglitterguide}.

Dried flowers white pumpkin centerpieceView in gallery

A combination of dried flowers and white pumpkins makes this table look exquisite. It’s a design we found on Jojotastic. To make something similar you’ll need a variety of dried flowers, natural cotton twine, a footed bowl, mini white pumpkins and some string lights. The accent lighting is a really nice touch.

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You don’t have to provide your guests with a menu for the Thanksgiving dinner but it could be nice to offer just to create a more sophisticated atmosphere. You could use the menu as a place card and put on top of the plates, together with some acorns and a ribbon bow. {found on snippetsofdesign}.

Fresh Green fruits for Table centerpieceView in gallery

Instead of a floral centerpiece you could ry something different: an edible centerpiece. Put together a bunch of fruits and maybe even some vegetables and let your guests enjoy them throughout dinner. Hopefully they’ll finish everything on the platter and this will make the cleaning a lot easier. It’s an idea that we found on Homegoods.

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The search for the right chargers can be a real pain and also time-consuming so why don’t you craft some yourself? You could make some walnut veneer chargers perfect for the Thanksgiving table. You’d need some thin balsa wood or plywood, a saw, walnut wood veneer, sandpaper, glue, paint and spray lacquer. You can find the full tutorial Here.

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Here’s an idea: get creative this fall with some spray paint. You can use a combination of white and gold metallic spray paint to make some really lovely table centerpieces. For instance, paint some corn or some pumpkins. You could also use a gold paint pen to write stuff on the pumpkins as shown on Letsmingleblog.

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There are plenty of great table centerpiece ideas to try. One of them is featured on Staceyhomemaker. If you want to make something similar, here’s what you’ll need: a sturdy base plate that could be a wood slice, a grapevine wreath, some burlap ribbon, a faux sunflower bouquet, two cinnamon sticks cut in half, some faux pinecones, a candle and a glue gun.

Jars and candles table centerpieceView in gallery

Then there’s also this cool Thanksgiving centerpiece featured on Knowhowshedoesit. We really love the idea of using tinted mason jars of different colors and filling them with fall goodies. Also, the cork turkey tag is really cute and funny. Have fun making your own centerpieces and putting together some of your favorite fall things.

Ecletic colorful thanksgiving tableView in gallery

Don’t be afraid to experiment, even if it may seem like the combination is too bold at first. You never know where harmony lies when you’re working with so many things like various types of plates, table runners, candles and candle holders, centerpieces, flowers and tiny pumpkins. They’re all here on Pmqfortwo and they all look beautiful together.

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Did you know you can turn a pumpkin into a floral vase? It’s all very simple actually. You just cut out the top of the pumpkin and you carve a hole inside big enough to hold the bouquet of flowers you have in mind. It would be more practical to use a faux pumpkin for this purpose. Find more details on Sustainmycrafthabit.

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Speaking of pumpkin carving and all the cool things you can make using this technique, you could also check out the pumpkin centerpieces featured on Homemadebycarmona. Here’s what you need for the project: faux pumpkins, an X-acto knife, a leaf template, spray paint and candles. Draw and cut out the leaf template at an outward angle. Then paint the bottom portion of the pumpkin and put a candle inside.

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On Averageinspired we found this rather interesting tutorial for mini bundt cake pan pumpkins. If you want to try this at home, you’ll need mini bundt cake pans, orange and ivory chalky finish paint, decorative scrapbook paper, double sided tape, raffia, picture frames and a hot glue gun.

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Give your guests something fun to do while they want for the next course. Instead of the usual place cards and napkin rings you could welcome them with a word search challenge. Include words related to Thanksgiving. It’s an idea that we found on Julieblanner.

Pinecone Turkey CraftView in gallery

Isn’t this pinecone turkey really cute? It’s definitely something that your guests would appreciate not to mention that it’s pretty easy to make as well. You need some colored paper, glue, a pinecone and scissors. You can print out the feathers or draw them yourself. Cut out the feathers and also the head of the turkey and insert them into the pinecone as shown on 100directions.

Coasters for Thanksgiving TableView in gallery

Anything can be customized, including coasters. In fact, there are lots of cool and interesting ways in which you can personalize coasters, especially the ones made of cork. Even ceramic ones are pretty great because you can just use a paint pen to decorate them. Check out Rachaeladele for inspiration.

Thanks pumpkin mantel decorView in gallery

Of course, the table isn’t the only thing you should be focusing on. If you have a fireplace you’re in luck because there are lots of ways in which you can decorate the mantel. How about these cute little pumpkins featured on Adiamondinthestuff? They each have a letter written on them and together they spell out “thanks”.

Fall mobile

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Put all your favorite fall colors together and display them in the form of a cute mobile. It’s a lovely decoration which you can customize in lots of different ways. Make it a part of your Thanksgiving décor and enjoy it even after that. You can find out more about the mobile from Ajoyfulriot.

DIY napkin rings

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All the small things like napkin rings and place cards contribute to a harmonious and complete décor and a beautiful tablescape with all sorts of quirky details. Let’s have a look at a few methods you can use if and when you decide to craft your own Thanksgiving napkin rings. The braided ones featured on Flaxandtwine and easy to make, only requiring some thick yarn, linen napkins and eucalyptus clippings.

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Another nice design idea is offered on Petalstopicots. This time the required materials include burlap, some worsted weight yarn, an H hook and a hot glue gun. Check out the instructions to see how to crochet the rings and then cut the burlap. Put the elements together and it’s all done.

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The felt napkin rings featured on Sayyes are pretty cool as well. Again, they’re quite easy to make. Take a piece of felt, some scissors and a chalkboard marker and trace a design on. In this case, a leaf branch was chosen. You can first make a paper template to be sure all the rings will look the same.

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The napkin rings that we found on Alittleclaireification are both simple to make and very practical. Thant’s because they’re made out of empty toilet paper rolls. After cutting these to the desired length, you can wrap them in twine and then decorate them with acorns and leaves.

Printable tags for ThanksgivingView in gallery

The beautiful thing about the designs featured on Forthemakers is their simplicity. If you want to make something similar for your Thanksgiving table, here’s what you’ll need: printable tags, some paper, a printer, scissors and some tape, twine or ribbon. You can also add some nice green branches or leaves.

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You can also focus a bit more on the napkins themselves. If you want to change their color, for example, you can dip them in dye. First, get all the supplies ready: napkins, some water, dye, table salt, soda ash, a plastic tub, a measuring cup and a metal spoon. You can find the exact measurements and quantities on Jojotastic.

Inspired by nature napkin ringView in gallery

Make something organic, inspired by nature. We found the perfect design idea on Themagiconions. You need twigs, felt leaves, some basic napkin rings, felted acorns, hemp string and glue. Measure the twigs against the rings and cut them so they have double the length of the rings. Then glue them to the rings one by one. After that wrap some twine around the center, glue a felt leaf on top of that and then add an acorn on top of the leaf.

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It’s also possible to craft your very own napkin rings which you can reuse any time you want. You can make the rings out of clay. Here’s how the project would go: you’ll need polymer clay, something round to wrap it around, a clay roller, a knife, a dotting tool and liquid gilding. All of these things are necessary if you choose the design on Sayyes.

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But what if you want to make the napkins yourself as well? Well, you could choose to do something very simple like the linen napkins featured on Thechillydog. All you’d need would be some linen, scissors and a sewing machine. You can also dye the napkins at the end if you want.

Faux fur birch napkin ringView in gallery

How does a faux fur and birch wood napkin ring sound like? If you like the idea you can check out Tikkido to find out how to craft these. Here’s what you’re going to need: some faux fur fabric, faux birch wrapping paper, toilet paper tubes and a hot glue gun.

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Here’s something else you can use for your napkin rings: wheat stalks. Gather a few of these, cut off the stem and glue them to a piece of wire to form a ring. You can also add some leaves or small clippings to complete the look. This is an idea that we found on Knowhowshedoesit.

Place cards and other accessories

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The place card is a nice detail meant to be both practical and good-looking. You should take advantage of all this versatility to find a themed look that suits the rest of your Thanksgiving table décor. For example, have a look at the leaf-shaped cards featured on Shrimpsaladcircus.

Gilded Harvest Place CardsView in gallery

The card itself can be very simple but you can choose to attach it to something so it stands out. For instance, you could use tiny pumpkins. Give them a nice makeover to make them look a bit more glamorous. Consider decorating them with gold leaf paper or spray paint. The result will be a harvest-themed place card just like the one on Cupcakesandcashmere.

Give Thanks PumpkinView in gallery

And since it’s pumpkin season, perhaps you’d like to add a few other themed decorations to your Thanksgiving table. The decoupage design featured on Damasklove is really stylish and the fall-colored leaves are a really nice touch. To make something similar you’ll need a spray-painted craft pumpkin, decoupage glue and leaf cutouts.

Thanksgiving mini notebooksView in gallery

Instead of a simple tag you could make a little book. It would be a lovely place card that the guests can then take with them as favors. The book cover can be printed on cardstock and you can then use regular white paper for the pages. Bind them together with thread. It’s something that we found on Earnesthomeco.

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Nuts are plenty in autumn and this can inspire some really nice Thanksgiving crafts like the place card holders that we found on Poshlittledesigns. These are walnut that have been partially painted gold. They each hold a place card. You can surely find some good ones for a similar project so have fun customizing them.

Mini apple place cards for ThanksgivingView in gallery

Instead of walnuts, you could also use apples as place card holders. In case you’re wondering how this would look like, check out Fabricpaperglue. You’ll also need some golden wire if you decide to make something similar. Cut some pieces of wire and loop one end around a pen two or three times. This way you’ll be able to insert the card there. Push the straight end of the wire into the apple and that’s pretty much everything.

Thankful cards for ThanksgivingView in gallery

You can inspire your guests to remember and write down the things they are thankful for with a themed place card design. You can find the project on Uptodateinteriors. The supplies needed include some black cardstock, gold paper clips, scissors and this “I’m Thankful” printable design.

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The miniature chair place card holder featured on Farmfreshtherapy are really cute and perfect for a lot of other occasions as well. If you like the idea, go find yourself a bunch of doll house chairs. You can paint them to give them a makeover if you want.

Candles

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Instead of a simple pillar candle or a regular candle holder, perhaps you could do something different. How about a mason jar candle with a tag attached to it? It’s all described on Gardentherapy. These things are made using wire mouth jars, burlap ribbon, spray adhesive, a hot glue gun, twine, tea lights and fallen leaves.

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Also, if you’d rather stay on the safe side, use LED candles. You could decorate them with copper foil tape as shown on Designimprovised. Basically you just cut a few pieces of tape and you stick them onto the candle, creating geometric patterns or random designs. In case you decide to use these candles for a different occasion, just peel off the tape and start over.

Thanksgiving signs

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Welcome this holiday with a lovely sign which you can display in front of your house or at the entrance. You could make a wood slice sign that vaguely resembles a pumpkin, just like this one on Viewfromthefridge. Apart from the wood the project also requires some orange craft paint, some white paint, a wooden dowel, a drill, a stick and a few leaves.

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You could also make a sign to display on your fireplace mantel or even on one of the walls in your home. It could made of wood and it wouldn’t be such a difficult project. You just need some time along with some boards, a drill, screws, sandpaper, wood stain, a stencil and wither some chalk or white paint. Find out more on Humminghomebody.

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A similar project is featured on Pitterandglink. The difference here is that the sign is made out of pallet boards. Just place a few boards side by side and cut them so they have the same length. Secure them together using nails and an extra piece of wood and then paint the message on the wood using a stencil.

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Of course, you can also choose to make a small sign that can be displayed on the table or on a shelf. You’ll only need a few things for that. For example, if you want the sign to look like the one on Storypiece, you’ll need a frame, a small chalkboard or some chalkboard vinyl and two chalk markers, a white one and an orange one.

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We also found this beautiful rustic sign on Craftcuts. It’s made using wood letters, a craft board, orange, green and red craft paint, burlap and a hot glue gun. Start by painting the letters. Then cut the burlap and make sure it’s a bit larger than the board so you can secure to the back side with glue. Then just glue the letters onto the burlap.

Themed mug makeover

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A cool idea can be to make some custom mugs for Thanksgiving or for all sorts of other celebrations. There are plenty of ways in which you can do this. One of these options is described on Apumpkinandaprincess. The materials used here include black expressions vinyl, clear transfer tape and a mug. You can select a ready-made design or create your own.

Thanksgiving wreaths

Red door with gold wreath for ThanksgivingView in gallery

Although you could find all sorts of design ideas for a specifically themed wreath you could only use on Thanksgiving, it would be easier for everyone to just a pick a fall wreath design and go with it. One option is to make a pumpkin wreath similar to the one on Savedbylovecreations. Paint all the pumpkins gold and then glue them onto a wreath form.

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How about a floral wreath? To make it last longer you could use silk flowers instead of real ones. But let’s see the full list of supplies. It includes a grapevine wreath, silk flowers and silk leaves, some wide ribbon, wire cutters and a hot glue gun. Basically you just glue the flowers onto the wreath and at the end you add the ribbon. {found on kleinworthco}.

Paper Burlap Wreath for thanksgivingView in gallery

If you have some time on your hands you might want to try the sunburst wreath featured on Papersource. The banner can be printed out and everything else can be made using paper leaves, burlap and a wreath form. If you want, you can use real leaves. Spray paint them using metallic colors. You can find more into here about the banner.

DIY Simple Lighted Grapevine WreathView in gallery

In case you already have a grapevine wreath and you’d like to display it, you can opt for something really simple. Take some string lights and just casually wrap them around the wreath. This can be the whole project. If you want you can add a few other things like a small pumpkin or some flowers. {found on abubblylife}.

Hanging Rustic Fall WreathView in gallery

The wreath featured on Designimprovised is a really good choice for Thanksgiving, given those feathers and its overall design. These are pheasant feathers but you can also choose other types as well. Cover the wreath form with burlap and then glue pumpkins and pinecones on one half, placing a few feathers at the ends.

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If all you want to use for your wreath is feathers, then check out the project featured on Makehaus. Start with a small wreath form and just glue the feathers on it making sure they stick out evenly. Put the smaller ones on top and diversify the colors.

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Not all wreaths have to be circular in shape. For example, you could abandon that idea altogether and try something completely different. We found this cool wood tag design on Thatsmyletter and we find it really beautiful. Here’s how you can make something similar: cut some plywood to size, print out the words you want to put on the two pieces and trace them onto the tags. Then paint over the lines and hang the tags with twine or rope.

DIY garland designs

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We’ll start with an extremely simple garland design which can be done in only two steps and using only three things: feathers, clothespins and twine. First you cut the twine to the desired length, then you attach the feathers using clothespins. It’s that simple. {found on heartherednest}.

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Instead of feathers you could use leaves. They can real leaves or they can be made of paper. Either way, you can just make two small slits in each one and run the twine through so you can thread them all and make a garland. Find out more about the project on Themagiconions.

Fall leaf streamer garlandView in gallery

The fall garland featured on Thehousethatlarsbuilt is also made using leaves. This time, however, a lot of real leaves were used and they were all glued to each other and then twisted to make a streamer. To make it more durable, you can glue a piece of twine to the back.

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Of course, leaves can be used in a variety of other ways to make all sorts of beautiful garlands. For example, the one on Classicingray is Thanksgiving themed. Each leaf has a letter painted on it and together they send a message. To make a garland like this one you’ll need fallen leaves, black paint and some thread or twine.

Acorn Garland ThanksgivingView in gallery

If you like acorns and you have some that you could use for a DIY project. If you want to make an acorn garland for your fireplace mantel you’ll need a few acorns, some acrylic gemstones, suede cord, a hot glue gun, scissors, gold liquid leaf paint and a paint brush. All the steps are described on Diys.

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Most Thanksgiving-themed garlands are meant to spell out a message. For example, check out this Give Thanks banner on Diys. You can make one just like it using burlap, a few wooden circles or coasters, sticker letters, twine or rope, glue and mini clothespins.

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An even simpler design tutorial can be found Here. All you’ll need for this simple banner is printable iron transfers, canvas fabric, iron-on hem tape, an iron, a wood dowel, leather and scissors. Cut out a fabric rectangle and give it a pointy tip. Iron on the hem tape along the edges and then make the rod pocket. At the end, transfer the design on and peel off the backing.

Simple Give Thanks Banner DIYView in gallery

Another option is to make a letter garland like the one featured on Homeyohmy. For that you’ll need some block letters, black paint, twine and a glue gun. Paint the letters black and then glue them onto the twine making they are evenly spaced.

Custom wine tags

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Did you already select the wine you’ll be serving at the Thanksgiving dinner? If so, wouldn’t it be nice to decorate the bottle somehow? You could wrap it in some burlap and then add a custom leather tag. You can learn how to make the tag from the tutorial on storypiece.

Custom stamping

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Stamping is really fun not just for kids but for adults that like to customize and craft things as well. Take this opportunity to make something beautiful for your Thanksgiving décor. For example, make some cute place cards or some custom tags. You’ll only need a letter stamp kit and a circle punch. You can use brown cardstock for a simple and rustic look. {found on farmfreshtherapy}.

Towerl for Thanksgiving DIYView in gallery

Stamp kits are definitely practical but they’re not your only option. You can also experiment with other things. For example, you can make leaf stamps and use them to decorate the napkins or tablecloth. You’ll need fabric paint, a paint brush and assorted leaves. Find out more on Boxwoodavenue.

Customized jars

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As you know, Mason jars are extremely versatile and they can be repurposed in lots of different ways, including as decorations. Let’s see how you can make something interesting for Thanksgiving. It should be pretty easy if you decide to use sticker letters or stencils plus some spray paint. You can find more inspiration on Littlemissmomma.