Get Crafty This Thanksgiving: DIY Decorating Ideas for A Festive Feast!

November 18, 2022


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This coming Thanksgiving, why not get crafty and make your own decorations? DIY decorations can add a personal touch to your holiday feast, and they can be a lot of fun to make! Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Mini Rosemary Wreath by Inspired by Charm

Looking for some easy Thanksgiving decoration ideas? Why not try making a mini rosemary wreath? This project is simple and only requires a few materials: floral wire, twine, and rosemary.

To make the wreath, start by tying the rosemary to the floral wire using a small piece of twine. Then, wrap the floral wire around the rosemary and shape it into a circle. To finish, snip off any excess floral wire and tie the twine into a bow.

This cute little wreath is perfect for adding a touch of festive flair to your home this Thanksgiving. Plus, it smells amazing!

Thanksgiving Advent Calendar by Polkadot Chair

Counting the days until Thanksgiving has never been more fun than with this easy-to-make advent calendar. Using just a few materials, you can create a festive and functional calendar that will help your family countdown to the big day.

With just two charm packs, some wool felt, and some ribbon, you can create a charming calendar that will look great on your mantel or sideboard. The best part is that you can use whatever fabric you like to coordinate with your Thanksgiving décor.

For this decor, simply cut out and applique the numbers 1-12 onto your charm squares, then sew the squares into pockets. Attach the pockets to a piece of felt, and you're done! Fill each pocket with a small treat or activity, and let the countdown begin!

Painted Burlap Place Setting by A Night Owl

Creating beautiful place settings that will add a touch of color and charm to the table is a must this Thanksgiving! And what could be more perfect than hand painted burlap place settings? They are so easy to make and can be customized to match any Thanksgiving decor theme.

Using a few simple materials like Americana Multi-Surface Satins, burlap bags, and cardboard, you can create these lovely place settings in just a few easy steps. With this decor, you will have beautiful, hand painted burlap place settings that will add a touch of warmth and charm to your Thanksgiving table!

Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards by Lovely Indeed

We've discussed place settings, and now it's time to talk about place cards! One easy way to add a personal touch to each place setting is by creating mini bouquets with each guest's name. This is a simple DIY that adds a touch of elegance to your holiday table.

For this tutorial, a cutting machine like Cricut is optional, so don't worry if you don't have one!

What's great about this decoration is that you can use forage in your neighborhood for something pretty, or your favorite flowers. Then, all you need are small vessels, floral foam, scissors, cardstock, and a pencil.

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DIY Rustic Wood-Framed Sign by The Craft Patch

Thanksgiving is all about getting together with your loved ones, and what better way to show your family how much you care than by decorating your home with festive, personalized touches? DIY projects are a great way to add unique, personal flair to your holiday decor, and this rustic wood-framed sign is the perfect example.

To make your own, you'll need a wood sign, painters tape, craft paint, wood stain, a cutting machine, adhesive vinyl, and transfer tape. First, tape off the border of your wood sign to protect it from paint. Then, paint the background any color you like.

Next, use your cutting machine to cut out a design from adhesive vinyl. Weed your design, then apply it to the wood sign using transfer tape. Carefully rub the design onto the sign, then slowly peel away the transfer tape. That's it! You now have a beautiful, one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving decoration that your family will love.

Modern Leather Placemats by Sugar and Cloth

For this one, we're going modern with our Thanksgiving placemats by using leather instead of the traditional fabric. This look can easily be achieved with a Cricut Maker and some genuine leather (or even a piece of fabric, if you prefer).

Of course, you can always use images supplied in Cricut Design Space to create your own custom placemats, but the tutorial linked above has free printable download for you to use. All in all, it's a pretty simple process -- just connect your Cricut Maker to your computer, load in your design, select your material, and hit the 'go' button. In no time at all, you'll have beautiful leather placemats that are perfect for any Thanksgiving feast!

Gratitude Tree With Acorn Favors by The House That Lars Built

This DIY Gratitude Tree tutorial comes in two parts: making the paper leaves and eos acorns. But don't fret--this project is easy and can be done in an afternoon!

For this one, you'll have to use eos Acorns so that the top is flat and the bottom is pointy. You'll also need crepe paper in shades of gold and brown, scissors, hot glue, and twine.

As for the paper leaves, you'll need cardstock in shades of pink, orange, yellow, and cream. Again, use a leaf template to make it easier. Once you have your leaves, punch a hole at the top of each one and thread a piece of twine through it. Tie a knot to create a loop and hang them on the tree.

Overall, this is a fun and easy way to decorate for Thanksgiving!


This coming Thanksgiving, try one (or all!) of these easy decoration ideas to add some extra festivity to your holiday. From simple wreaths and centerpieces to fun place settings, you're sure to find an idea that you and your family will love. So get creative and have fun!

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