Stunning DIY Thanksgiving Decorations: Easy and Affordable

Ready to give your home a festive makeover this Thanksgiving? Dive into the top DIY Thanksgiving decorations that are not only fun and budget-friendly but also an exciting way to keep you or your kids engaged. These homemade thanksgiving decoration ideas are absolutely gorgeous and will transform any space for the holiday. Embrace the spirit of Thanksgiving Day with gratitude and creativity.

DIY Gold Pumpkin and Burlap Table Runner

gold pumpkin table decor

This one is pretty simple. Grab a pumpkin that looks appealing to you and then spray paint it gold. We suggest using Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray to ensure you get the shine that your visitors will notice. Easy to apply and you’ll get a nice gold finish.

If you’re looking for pumpkins then keep an eye out for pumpkin patches and most grocery stores will carry pumpkins in all sizes. Turn a simple table runner into a piece of art using autumn-inspired fabrics, like burlap. This easy DIY project can transform your table setting, adding a dash of Thanksgiving spirit with warm fall hues.

Burlap and Twine Napkin Rings: Rustic Elegance

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Enhance your table setting with DIY napkin rings. By simply wrapping burlap fabric and twine around your napkins, you can add a touch of rustic elegance to your Thanksgiving decoration. Consider adding small berries and painted acorns for an extra festive vibe.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Stencil

diy pie stencil

Hard to have Thanksgiving without some pie. Unfortunately, pies get shafted when it comes to decorations. Why should cakes have all of the fun?

Instead, you can add some simple decorations to your pie with an easy-to-apply stencil. What do you use for the actual lettering? Well, you can use powdered sugar or airbrush icing they make especially for cake decorating. 

Easy DIY Thanksgiving Decoration: Turkey Jar

For a fun craft project, try creating a turkey jar. Paint a glass jar brown, attach craft feathers at the back, and add a cute turkey face to the front. Fill the jar with candies or mini pumpkin pies for a sweet treat to your Thanksgiving decor.

Handcrafted Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Infuse your home with a fresh autumn vibe with a DIY pumpkin centerpiece. Adding sunflowers to these gorgeous gourds and other greenery makes this a centerpiece that stands out. While it won’t last forever, that’s okay. It adds a bit of freshness to your home and that’s what counts.

DIY Leaf Place Cards: A Personal Touch

Add a personal touch to your table setting with leaf-themed place cards. Have your kids collect fallen leaves and write each guest’s name on one. These DIY place cards also make for beautiful Thanksgiving crafts and keepsakes for your guests.

DIY Pumpkin Succulent Decoration

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I love succulents and keep them all over my home. I love that you have to actively try hard to kill them (don’t try) and that they always seem to be in season. However, I had no idea you could add them to a pumpkin to take your fall decorating to another level.

Some of the items you’ll need to create this awesome decoration are:

  • Pumpkins (obviously)
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Glue Gun (this one is our favorite) and Glue Sticks
  • Moss (we adore this moss mix)
  • Succulent Cuttings (yes, you can grow succulents from cuttings)

After that, it just comes down to applying the materials to the pumpkin. That’s right, you don’t even have to but it open!

DIY Copper-Striped Candle Holders

copper-striped candle holder

Candle holders are great but add in some copper foil tape to your candle holders and suddenly they are taken to the next level.

Gratitude-Filled Thanksgiving Balloons

Transform gold and orange balloons into Thanksgiving decor pieces by writing words of gratitude on them. Let these balloons float around your living area as a constant reminder of the true spirit of Thanksgiving.

DIY Gourd Vases

diy gourd vase

Okay, let me say. These. Are. Ridiculously. Awesome.

Unfortunately, unlike the cool succulent pumpkins, you’ll need to cut open the gourds and remove the guts. But, that’s pretty quick and easy! Then you just fill them up with water and some beautiful flowers.

Acorn and Pinecone Banner: Fall-Inspired Decor

Create a kid-friendly DIY acorn and pinecone banner. Simply attach acorns and pinecones to twine and hang your fall-inspired banner on your mantel or doorway.

Crafting a DIY Cornucopia

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A cornucopia or ‘horn of plenty’ is a classic symbol of abundance, making it a perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table settings. To create this decoration, fill a wicker cornucopia with fall leaves, flowers, corn husks, fruits, and veggies of all colors – the essence of Thanksgiving in one décor piece!

DIY Fall Wreaths: Welcoming at the Front Door

Greet your guests with a DIY fall wreath on your front door. Use a basic wreath form, fall leaves, pinecones, berries, and a ribbon to put together a wreath that encapsulates the essence of fall perfectly.

DIY Gold Dipped Pumpkin Vase

gold dipped pumpkin centerpiece

It’s kind of crazy how many different things you can do with pumpkins, right?

This decoration is pretty simple. Similar to the gourd you’ll need to remove the guts and if you bought the gold spray paint for the pumpkins earlier, then you can use that for these as well.

Just cover the top half with foil and spray the bottom of the pumpkin.

Thanksgiving DIY Home Decor Decorations

Explore these DIY Thanksgiving decoration ideas and fill your home with the warmth and gratitude that this season brings. Don’t wait till the last minute—hit the craft store, and get started on your Thanksgiving crafts today! Also, check out this article for more Thanksgiving table centerpieces specifically.

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