Easy Thanksgiving Crafts to Decorate Your Home
Let Thanksgiving games and crafts lift your spirits this season. From gourd crafts to trendy pumpkin painting ideas, these DIY Thanksgiving crafts and activities are a perfect way to celebrate and decorate.
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Dried Floral Pumpkin
Add dried flowers to a faux pumpkin to create a pretty fall centerpiece. This project looks super intricate, but it's so easy, you'll be finished in minutes! And, since dried flowers can last for years, this beautiful piece of decor is reusable!
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Get inspired by the fall harvest season with these corn husk placeholders from Freutcake. Ears of corn spray-painted gold go from produce to Pinterest-worthy decor in minutes. Use a gold paint pen to scribble each name onto the husk for a country-glam vibe your guests will love.
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This beautiful Thanksgiving tabletop garland will wow your guests. The best part? It's so easy to make! Group stems of greenery together and tie each bundle with floral wire. Attach the bundles together with more floral wire and insert extra greens to fill the empty spaces.
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This pretty Thanksgiving craft might be our favorite way for loved ones to show their thankfulness during the holidays. Cut out leaf shapes from colored paper or old book pages -- choose colors that match your existing decor to create a piece that fits right in! Then have family members write thankful messages on each leaf and attach them with push pins to a linen-covered cork board.
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For a modern twist on Thanksgiving decor, try this pretty focal piece -- you won't believe how easy it is to make! Just separate the globe's hemispheres and fill each one with colorful fall leaves, pumpkins, gourds and pinecones to create a stunning fall look.
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Dress any mantel or doorway with this quick and easy Thanksgiving craft. Plus, it's a great project for the kids to help with! Just cut leaves from colored paper, then glue to ribbon or string along with store-bought glitter letters.
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This project's a wrap. Instead of carving or painting your pumpkins, try wrapping them with yarn. We'll show you how to create a variety of patterns.
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Votive Mason Jar Mood Lighting
Give your plain votives and Mason jars an upgrade with this creative centerpiece idea from Addicted 2 DIY. These 3-inch pillar candles sit inside quart-size Mason Jars for a farmhouse-style look. Because leaves from your backyard brown quickly, try sprucing up your space with some leaves from a crafts supply store for this pretty Thanksgiving table centerpiece.
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Acorn Pom Poms
Send the kids on an acorn hunt, and then help them turn their bounty into a bright and festive craft. Glue pom-poms to acorn tops and attach them to a ribbon for a pretty napkin ring. For a larger display, glue along a longer ribbon to greate a thin garland.
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Short on time? These Thanksgiving centerpiece crafts are even easier to make than the last! Just pop a vase of harvest blooms into a scooped out ivory pumpkin. Layer on top of rugged tree slices to give them more height.
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Homemade Thanksgiving decorations don't get much trendier than this. Look to copper leaf and adhesive to glitz up to your Thanksgiving table decor. Make golden gourds, acorns, serveware, and more! Use painters tape for perfect lines.
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Framed Leaf Decoration
Mimic an expensive antique botanical with this affordable DIY version. Lay a dry (but not brittle) fern branch in between layers of newspaper and place inside a heavy book. Top the book with one or two more heavy books. Glue photocopies of pages from old books or newspapers to a picture frame backing. Once the branch is pressed, decoupage it to the mat, place in the picture frame, and hang.
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Attach small white cupcake liners to larger patterned liners to create a fun paper turkey! Glue these adorable birds to brown paper place cards to create festive place cards for Thanksgiving dinner.
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Place your favorite harvest-scented candles inside glass votive cups and wrap the vessels with tamale-making husks (available at grocery stores). Soak husks in warm water for a minute to make them flexible. Tightly wrap a husk around a votive cup and hold in place with a rubber band. Trim excess husk at the top and bottom. Twist a thin length of husk and tie it around the center of the candleholder; remove rubber band.
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Create a stunning decoration to hang on the front door or in an entryway. Collect fall materials -- pinecones, leaves, and flowers -- in traditional fall colors, and arrange them in color order on a wreath frame. Secure with floral wire or hot glue.
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A gorgeous bouquet deserves a gorgeous vase. Get crafty and look to the dried gourds sitting on your porch to create these dip-dyed versions. A few coats of liquid milk or chalk paints in bold harvest colors are all you need.
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Think twice before you toss the soup cans! Recycle them for your next Thanksgiving crafts to make tin can luminarias. These glowing crafts come together in 3 easy steps and can create the perfect front door runway for Thanksgiving guests.
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Leaf it to this printable template to light up the little ones' faces. These easy Thanksgiving crafts get their lifelike colors and texture from acrylic paint.
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Leafy Monogram Wreath
Trade in the usual round wreath for a personalized one. This DIY Thanksgiving craft gets its natural look from dried leaves found right in your backyard. Before you get the hot glue gun going, paint a papier-mache letter and let dry. Once the leaves are on, shape a piece of wire into a hanging loop and hot-glue it to the back of the letter.
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Cootie Catcher Game
Talk about a throwback! No matter what age, guests will love this nostalgic and easy Thanksgiving craft. The twist? Instead of getting a fortune, you land on a Thanksgiving question or suggestion. Our cootie catcher template makes it super simple.
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