40+ Easy Thanksgiving DIYs

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    Prep Your Home for Thanksgiving

    DIY Give Thanks Garland
    Homey Oh My

    From beautiful tablescapes to autumnal decor, Thanksgiving presents a wonderful opportunity to spruce up your home. You'll find ideas for centerpieces, place cards, menus, leftover take-out boxes, garlands and more to create your best holiday home yet. 

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    DIY Pumpkin Menu

    DIY Pumpkin Menu
    DIY Pumpkin Menu. The Merry Thought

    Announce the feast you prepared for Thanksgiving by creating a menu on a pumpkin by hand writing all the dishes on the front.

    DIY pumpkin menu from The Merry Thought

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    DIY Pine Cone Place Cards

    DIY Pine Cone Place Cards
    DIY Pine Cone Place Cards. Squirrelly Minds

    Help everyone find their seat for Thanksgiving with these super easy to make pine cone place cards that you can make inexpensively by gathering pine cones outdoors and using small pieces of paper to write each guest's name one.

    D​IY pine cone place cards tutorial from​ Squirrelly Minds

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    DIY Mini Gold Pumpkin Table Decor

    DIY Mini Gold Pumpkin Table Decor
    DIY Mini Gold Pumpkin Table Decor. A Pumpkin And A Princess

    Dress up your table by painting several small pumpkins gold and arrange them down the center of your table this Thanksgiving for an easy seasonal centerpiece.

    DIY mini gold pumpkin table decor tutorial from A Pumpkin And A Princess

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    DIY Falling Leaves Cake Topper

    DIY Falling Leaves Cake Topper
    DIY Falling Leaves Cake Topper. The Sweetest Occasion

    For the finishing touch to your pumpkin spiced cake this Thanksgiving, make your own falling leaves cake topper that showcases the beautiful fall colors of red, yellow and orange.

    DIY falling leaves cake topper tutorial from​ The Sweetest Occasion

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    DIY Pumpkin Pie Stencil

    DIY Pumpkin Pie Stencil
    DIY Pumpkin Pie Stencil. Stephanie White

    Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving staple, so whether you bought one or made one at home one easy way to make the pie extra special is to make your own stencil and some icing sugar to write give thanks and eat pie for a photo worthy dessert that everyone will want to post on Instagram.

    DIY pumpkin pie stencil tutorial from Stephanie White

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    DIY Give Thanks Napkins

    DIY Give Thanks Napkins
    DIY Give Thanks Napkins. Squirrelly Minds

    Set the table with your own set of give thanks napkins with a free iron-on transfer template that you can be used on a set of plain white napkins for quick holiday decor.

    DIY give thanks napkins tutorial from ​Squirrelly Minds

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    DIY Pumpkin And Sunflowers Centerpiece

    DIY Pumpkin And Sunflowers Centerpiece
    DIY Pumpkin And Sunflowers Centerpiece. Poppytalk

    Learn how to re-create this stunning pumpkin and sunflowers centerpiece that will stretch across the length of your table. Even if you have no previous experience in flower arranging this do it yourself centerpiece is something everyone can do on their table.

    DIY pumpkin and sunflowers centerpiece tutorial from​ Poppytalk

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    DIY Falling Leaves Table Runner

    DIY Falling Leaves Table Runner
    DIY Falling Leaves Table Runner. Design Improvised

    Let the kids help to decorate the table by having them paint leaves with the help of a stencil onto a large piece of paper to make a falling leaves table runner perfect for Thanksgiving.

    DIY falling leaves table runner tutorial from​ Desi​gn Improvised

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    DIY Succulent Decoration

    DIY Succulent Decoration
    DIY Succulent Decoration. Simply Happenstance

    For an original centerpiece idea for this Thanksgiving create a succulent planter out of a pumpkin to sit in the center of your table.

    DIY succulent decoration tutorial from​ Simply Happenstance

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    DIY Turkey Cloth Napkins

    DIY Turkey Cloth Napkins
    DIY Turkey Cloth Napkins. Imagine Gnats

    Get stamping and create your own set of turkey napkins to use this Thanksgiving by stamping a turkey design in your favorite colors. 

    DIY turkey cloth napkins tutorial from Imagine Gnats

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    DIY Fall Leaves Place Card

    DIY Fall Leaves Place Card
    DIY Fall Leaves Place Card. Stephanie White

    Either using leaves gathered from taking a stroll outdoors or a branch of plastic artificial leaves create some chic metallic place cards to sit on each dinner plate this Thanksgiving.

    DIY fall leaves place cards tutorial from​ Stephanie White

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    DIY Chalkboard Thankful Placemats

    DIY Chalkboard Thankful Placemats
    DIY Chalkboard Thankful Placemats. Two More Minutes

    Instead of buying placemats or a tablecloth for your big family dinner this Thanksgiving, make your own set of rustic chalkboard placemats that say I'm thankful for in chalk.

    DIY chalkboard thankful placemats tutorial from Two More Minutes

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    DIY Thankful For Cards

    DIY Thankful For Cards
    DIY Thankful For Cards. Lovely Indeed

    Encourage your family to take a moment and write down what they are thankful for on small note cards that you can leave beside everyone's place setting. Over dinner, everyone can then share what they wrote down to get the conversation started.

    DIY thankful for cards tutorial from Lovely Indeed

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    DIY Copper Striped Candle Holders

    DIY Copper Striped Candle Holders
    DIY Copper Striped Candle Holders. Homey Oh My

    Soft candle light is a simple yet elegant way to make any dinner table more lovely, and these copper striped candle holders would be perfect at a fall dinner party.

    DIY copper striped candle holders tutorial from Homey Oh My

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    DIY Thankful For You Wine Bottle Label

    DIY Thankful For You Wine Bottle Label
    DIY Thankful For You Wine Bottle Label. Sarah Hearts

    Print this lovely label to go over the bottle of wine you will be serving this Thanksgiving to make it seem extra festive.

    DIY thankful for you wine bottle label tutorial from Sarah Hearts

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    DIY Gourd Vase

    DIY Gourd Vase
    DIY Gourd Vase.

    Showcase the beauty of fall gourds by turning them into small vases perfect for displaying a few fresh flowers on your table.

    DIY gourd vase tutorial from The Merry Thought

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    DIY Pumpkin Drinks Cooler

    DIY Pumpkin Drinks Cooler
    DIY Pumpkin Drinks Cooler. Stephanie White

    Keep bottled drinks such as a beer or wine cold and easily accessible for guests at your Thanksgiving celebrations by serving them in a homemade pumpkin cooler.

    DIY pumpkin drinks cooler from Stephanie White

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    DIY Gold Foiled Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

    Thanksgiving napkin ring
    Rita Shehan

    We love these DIY napkin rings because they're customizable and interchangeable! Print out the leaf templates and add festive text or the names of your guests, and with the use of velcro, you can switch them out every year.

    DIY Gold Foiled Thanksgiving Napkin Rings from The Spruce

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    DIY Geometric Table Runner

    DIY Geometric Table Runner
    DIY Geometric Table Runner. Sarah Hearts

    Stamp your own geometric table runner to add some pattern to your table with this affordable DIY idea.

    DIY geometric table runner tutorial from Sarah Hearts

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    DIY Dip Dyed Pumpkin Vase

    DIY Dip Dyed Pumpkin Vase
    DIY Dip Dyed Pumpkin Vase. Homey Oh My

    Transform regular small pumpkins by dip dying them in metallic paint to create decorative vases.

    DIY dip dyed pumpkin vase tutorial from Homey Oh My

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    DIY Pumpkin Pie Slice Box

    DIY Pumpkin Pie Slice Box
    DIY Pumpkin Pie Slice Box. Stephanie White

    Send guests home after the dinner is over with an extra slice of pumpkin pie in this cute printable box.

    DIY pumpkin pie slice box tutorial from Stephanie White

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    DIY Falling Leaves Display

    diy falling leaves display
    The Sweetest Occasion

    Showcase the beauty of fall by hanging leaves with reasons why you are thankful written on each leaf as beautiful backdrop for your thanksgiving meal.

    DIY Falling Leaves Display from The Sweetest Occasion.

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    DIY Thanksgiving Pallet Art

    DIY Thanksgiving Pallet Art
    Pitter and Glink

    Leftover wood pallets used for shipping are easy to find for free, and the scrap wood is the perfect thing to be repurposed into a rustic artwork perfect for your home this Thanksgiving.

    DIY Thanksgiving Pallet Art from Pitter and Glink

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    DIY Thankful Banner

    DIY Thankful Banner
    Vicky Barone

    Create your own muslin and orange fabric thankful banner that you can re-use everything thanksgiving by hanging it over your fireplace mantel or in your dining room with clothespins.

    DIY Thankful Banner from Vicky Barone

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    DIY Corn Husks Wreath

    DIY corn husks wreath
    Design Improvised

    Pick up a few packages of corn husks from the grocery store and glue them around a straw wreath to create a stunning way to dress up your front door this fall.

    DIY Corn Husks Wreath from Design Improvised

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    DIY Give Thanks Chalkboard Art

    diy give thanks chalkboard art
    The Sewing Rabbit

    Pick up an inexpensive framed artwork at the thrift store and paint the artwork with chalkboard paint and decorate it with a custom thanksgiving message using chalk for a spectacular way to dress up your home for Thanksgiving.

    DIY Give Thanks Chalkboard Art from The Sewing Rabbit

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    DIY Thanksgiving Card

    diy thanksgiving card
    The Sweetest Occasion

    Attach a small Thanksgiving card along with the hostess gift you bring to the Thanksgiving dinner you are invited to this year with the help of this free printable card template.

    DIY Thanksgiving Card from The Sweetest Occasion

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    DIY I Am Thankful For Balloon

    diy i am thankful for balloon
    Studio DIY

    Inflate a large balloon and write on it what you are thankful for and tie the balloon to a weight on the floor for a quick decoration for Thanksgiving this year.

    DIY I Am Thankful For Balloon from Studio DIY

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    Printable Happy Thanksgiving Chalkboard Art

    printable happy thanksgiving chalkboard art
    A Simple Pantry

    Print one of the three Thanksgiving chalkboard artwork designs that you can frame for easy last minute Thanksgiving decor.

    Printable Happy Thanksgiving Chalkboard Art from  A Simple Pantry

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    DIY Thanksgiving Chalkboard Deer

    diy thanksgiving chalkboard deer
    Tried and True

    Dress up your fireplace chalk deer that is perfect from Thanksgiving all the way to Christmas as you can write a Thanksgiving message one side and Christmas-themed message on the other.

    DIY Thanksgiving Chalkboard Deer from Tried and True

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    DIY Gold Dipped Feather Garland

    diy gold dipped feather garland
    Simple Stylings

    Tie together some gold tipped feathers to create an elegant garland perfect for Thanksgiving.

    DIY Gold Dipped Feather Garland from Simple Stylings

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    DIY Floral Wreath Pie Topper

    DIY Floral Wreath Pie Topper
    Proper

    Pies are a popular dessert choice for Thanksgiving, so for the grand finale of your family meal enhance your homemade or store bought pie with a beautiful floral wreath pie topper that you can make yourself. The extra fancy pie is certain to impress everyone at the table.

    DIY floral wreath pie topper tutorial from Proper

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    DIY Give Thanks Garland

    DIY Give Thanks Garland
    Homey Oh My

    If you are looking for some modern ways to decorate your home this Thanksgiving try making your own simple give thanks garland with simple black letters that you can hang on your walls.

    DIY give thanks garland tutorial from Homey Oh My

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    DIY Turkey Place Card Holders

    turkey place card holder for thanksgiving
    The Sweetest Occasion

    Transform plastic toy turkeys into the perfect Thanksgiving place card holder with a toothpick, gold paint and some paper with this DIY that looks professional that your friends and family will be surprised you did not buy the place card holders at a store.

    DIY turkey place card holders tutorial from The Sweetest Occasion

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    DIY Pie Leftover Take Home Boxes

    diy pie leftover take home boxes
    Studio DIY

    After a huge feast on Thanksgiving, not everyone might have room left in their stomach for dessert, so send guests home with an extra slice of pie in a handmade take home box that will perfectly fit one slice of pie.

    DIY pie leftover take home box tutorial from Studio DIY

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    DIY Thanksgiving Leftovers Take Home Bag

    DIY Thanksgiving Leftovers Take Home Bag
    Pizzazzerie

    Help ensure you are not left eating Thanksgiving leftovers all week by sending each guest home with some of the leftovers in a stylish leftovers take home bag that you can make by printing the design template on a paper bag.

    DIY Thanksgiving leftover take home bag tutorial from Pizzazzerie

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    DIY Place Setting Thanksgiving Crossword

    DIY Place Setting Thanksgiving Crossword
    Boxwood Avenue

    Keep the children entertained at the dinner table before the meal starts by adding a printable Thanksgiving crossword puzzle that they can work on.

    DIY place setting Thanksgiving crossword tutorial from Boxwood Avenue

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    DIY Thankful Napkin Rings

    DIY Thankful Napkin Rings
    Almost Makes Perfect

    Remind your guests in a subtle way to think about what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving by making these simple napkin rings which you can make by printing the template onto premade tags.

    DIY Thankful napkin ring tutorial from Almost Makes Perfect

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    DIY Thanksgiving Cupcake Toppers

    DIY Thanksgiving Cupcake Toppers
    Sarah Hearts

    Make any dessert you serve look instantly Thanksgiving themed, such as cupcakes or slices of cake by sticking in a printable cupcake topper into the top.

    DIY Thanksgiving cupcake topper tutorial from Sarah Hearts

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    DIY Gold Dipped Pear Place Card Holders

    DIY Gold Dipped Pear Place Card Holders
    Almost Makes Perfect

    Give plastic pears a stylish new look with a bit of paint to craft some timeless place cards that you can reuse year after year for Thanksgiving to help guests find their seat at the table.

    DIY gold dipped pear place card holders tutorial from Almost Makes Perfect

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    Paper Pumpkin

    Kate Pullen

    This easy paper pumpkin DIY is a quick and inexpensive way to decorate your home and tablescape with seasonal squash. Each pumpkin will only take you about 5 minutes!

    Paper Pumpkin from The Spruce