Yes, I know Halloween is here, but I hope it’s not too soon to give you 9 awesome Thanksgiving DIY projects to consider.
One day it’s Halloween and the next we are switching over to turkeys and pilgrims and thankful signs. Time for some Thanksgiving DIY projects.
I recently created a new Pinterest Board called Thanksgiving Ideas, a place to collect and revisit great ideas for Thanksgiving decorating and entertaining.
In searching for great Thanksgiving inspiration, I scrolled, clicked on and read dozens and dozens of posts and these were my favorites.
All of these awesome Thanksgiving DIY projects are easy, doable in a short time, and very affordable. They are pretty and cute and funny and stylish. My kind of Thanksgiving DIY projects. I hope they are yours too.
9 Awesome Thanksgiving DIY Projects
What makes a great DIY project for any occasion?
- Not too many “ingredients”
- Clear instructions
- Easily replicated
- Not expensive
- Is user friendly
I’m also particular about the posts I share. I look for clean, bright photography that clearly shows the progress of the project and the finished product. Clearly written instructions so you don’t have to figure out how to get from step 3 to step 4 are very important. I will give a little slack if the images clearly show the steps.
So let’s open our portfolio of Thanksgiving DIY projects and you be the judge of my choices.
If you’ve seen any of my fall decor or fall tablescape posts, you may remember that navy and copper has been my color theme. When I saw these copper pumpkins from my friend Kathy at Up to Date Interiors, I was smitten and knew I would have to share.
Kathy and I met a few years ago when she hosted a link party while she lived in Japan. At Haven 2019, on the last session of the last day, I heard someone call my name and she introduced herself as Kathy. She had just moved to Ft. Worth, so we are practically neighbors.
No-Sew Thanksgiving DIY Acorns
We think of pumpkins and turkeys and pilgrims at Thanksgiving, but acorns are definitely a fall ingredient we can use this season. I thought these little DIY acorns from Temperance at Temperance Rose were so sweet, I just had to include them.
I love the look and the creativity of this DIY project. You could put them on your Thanksgiving table, on a table, a mantle or anywhere you want a little surprise.
Thankful Craft Paper Napkin Rings
You know I love tablescapes and place cards and napkin rings ~ anything that gives a table extra detail and embellishment. If you like a casual, rustic look for your Thanksgiving table, you will love these napkin rings using kraft paper. Shannon of Handmade Lovely shows you different ways to make them, using different available tools, such as a Cricut or your printer.
This DIY Thanksgiving project gave me another idea for practicing my hand lettering skills. I was excited to give this DIY project my version for my Thanksgiving tablescape.
Thanksgiving Pie Banner
What’s Thanksgiving without pie? How about one that is calorie~free? This project is from Martha Stewart (no introduction needed) and is too cute for words. I love making banners for any holiday and this Thanksgiving pie banner has just the right amount of whimsy. Very simple directions with minimal supplies. The template for the pie pieces is provided ~ I’ve already downloaded and printed mine. I think this could also be used as a place card, too. Use your imagination!
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece
Centerpieces are, well, the center of our tables and Thanksgiving may be the perfect time to bring out your prettiest one. If you need a new Thanksgiving centerpiece that is Dollar Tree~inexpensive and easy to make, this one from the Pumpkin and the Princess should be on your list to try.
Thanksgiving Wheat Bundle Centerpiece
When I see DIY projects using supplies that I already have and they are pretty to boot, I am immediately attracted to them. That was the case with this wheat bundle centerpiece from Trish at Uncommon Designs.
If you like neutral, organic arrangements, this is one to consider. I love the natural colors and the big burlap ribbon. It brings harvest and gratefulness to mind. I made my own wheat bundle centerpiece and used it in my simple Thanksgiving tablescape.
Easy Thanksgiving Table Runner
I love a project that is so easy and so affordable, but it looks like a million bucks. This step~by~step tablescape from The Kitchn begins with a simple paper table runner, but doesn’t end there. For a minimal look, but maximum style, check out this Thanksgiving tablescape.
Yarm Pumpkin Garland
Is garland a banner’s first cousin? This yarn pumpkin garland from Haeley at Design Improvised may be the cutest and the easiest ever (as in make while watching your favorite TV show). I bet kids could make it. Just a few ingredients and you will have a darling Thanksgiving garland in no time.
Turkey Lollipop Treats
If you have kids or grandkids around your Thanksgiving table, it’s nice to have something just for them. Not only will this turkey lollipop DIY project from Michelle at Crafty Morning keep the kids occupied, but they will add a cute touch of “turkiness” ~ not a real one ~ to your Thanksgiving decorations.
I’m really excited to try some of these awesome Thanksgiving DIY projects. I already have some ideas in mind for combining a few in my Thanksgiving table. I hope you have been inspired. Do you have a favorite? Which one would you definitely make for your own Thanksgiving decorations?
So far I’ve shared some Thanksgiving place setting ideas, but more Thanksgiving goodness is on its way.
Be sure to PIN this post for later so you don’t forget them.