Easy Thanksgiving Crafts to Decorate Your Home

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Try these easy Thanksgiving crafts the whole family will love to make. Celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving with these quick harvest-theme crafts.Thanksgiving crafts and activities are a perfect way to celebrate and decorate.

Dried Floral Pumpkin

Add a floral pumpkin to your Thanksgiving table decor. All it takes is adding dried flowers to a faux pumpkin to create this 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!

Get Corny

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.

Tabletop Garland

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. 

Gratitude Board

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. 

Repurposed Globe

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. 

Thankful Printable Banner

A printable banner is a fast and easy way to display a sweet Thanksgiving message. We love the way this one looks; we printed the banner on brown paper and paired it with a felt and wood bead garland.

"Thanks" Garland

DIY Thanksgiving decorations don't get easier than this. 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. 

Yarn-Wrapped Pumpkins

This project's a wrap. Instead of carving or painting your pumpkins, try wrapping them with yarn. This pumpkin craft is easy and elegrant. We'll show you how to create a variety of patterns.

Votive Mason Jar Mood Lighting

Looking for an easy Thanskgiving craft to make? 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. 

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. 

Pumpkin Vases

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.

Golden Gourds

Homemade Thanksgiving decorations don't get much trendier than this. This gourd craft starts with copper leaf to glitz up to your Thanksgiving table decor. Make golden gourds, acorns, serveware, and more! Use painters tape for perfect lines.

Felt Mum and Wood Bead Garland

Create a pretty garland that's perfect for indoor or outdoor fall decoration. Make your own felt mums in bright fall colors to match your existing fall decor; vary the sizes of feach color to add variety to your garland. We used a needle and thread to string up the mums with a pattern of natural wood beads. 

Fall Table Wreath

Brighten up your tablescape with this two-of-a-kind Thanksgiving table decoration idea. Both a wreath and a candle holder, this mossy centerpiece is the real deal. All you need: natural elements such as moss and acorns, a foam wreath base, and hot glue.

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.

Cupcake-Liner Turkeys

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. 

Wrapped Votives

Scatter these Thanksgiving candles as part of your Thanksgiving tabletop decor. 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.

Bright Wreath

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.

Dip-Dyed Gourds

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.

Can-dle Luminarias

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.

Fan-Folded Leaves

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.

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.

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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