50 Festive and Cozy Ideas for Thanksgiving Decorations

Make this your best (and most beautiful!) Thanksgiving yet with these easy DIY decorations.

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Set an unexpectedly fresh fall scene with these cool Thanksgiving crafts and fetching finds. From rustic table settings and festive centerpieces to DIY fall wreaths, our Thanksgiving decorations will bring a welcome twist to your table or home.

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Gratitude Tree and Acorn Favors

Your guests will be grateful for the acorn favors that hang from this arrangement. Each one contains lip balm for when that cold November weather hits.

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Pumpkin Ice Bucket

Transform a pumpkin into the cutest ice bucket with just a few supplies you probably already have at home.

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Give Thanks Banner

Save money on decorations (and put that extra dough towards more pie!) with this free printable banner, which you can customize with flowers or greenery of your choice.

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Candle Wreaths

It's easy to forget to decorate areas like your coffee table, which is why we love this miniature wreath. You can make in minutes and display with a candle just about anywhere.

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Grateful Heart Printable Sign

Fill an empty photo frame with this free printable and you'll have a new and pretty decoration ready to go in no time.

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Colorful Walnut Garland

Make this garland feel just right for your abode by choosing a palette of paints that complement your decor.

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Chalkboard Pumpkins

Give your Halloween pumpkins new life by coating them with chalkboard paint and using them to highlight your Thanksgiving menu.

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Brian Woodcock
Wheat Cloches

Make this harvest display by turning a cloche display upside down and inserting a bushel of wheat tied with twine. Once it's centered, turn it right side up. You can finish the look with pillar candles, gourds, or use leftover wheat to adorn candle holders.

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Brian Woodcock
Fiery Florals

Get inspired by the fall foliage and create an autumnal display of beautiful blooms in shades of yellow, orange, red, and purple. Use an antique trophy (with a inside) to give flowers a loose, fanned out look.

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Brian Woodcock
Spice Tin Arrangements

Decorate your dinner table, dessert display, or kitchen island with these inexpensive arrangements fashioned from wildflowers and spice tins. Feel free to use containers in various heights, sizes, and designs—just be sure they feature autumn's rich reds, bright oranges, and golden hues.

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Give Thanks Sign

Display this sweet sign all month as a reminder that your gratitude should be ongoing, and not just a day on your calendar.

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Copper Thanksgiving Table Decor

A green and copper color palette makes for a warm, inviting Thanksgiving table setting, and kraft paper cards at each place encourage guests to jot down their blessings. Even better: Almost everything can be sourced from the dollar store and grocery store!

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DIY Basket Thanksgiving Wreath

Why should Easter get all the woven fun? This rustic wreath will have guests singing, "A-tisket, a-tasket, a Thanksgiving basket."

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Printable Give Thanks Sign

Download and print this free design and throw in a wooden frame for a Thanksgiving decoration that's as easy as can be.

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Brian Woodcock
Gilded Fruit Centerpiece

Cover with copper leaf for festive decor that will never spoil. Just insert into artificial pomegranates. Coat each with . Stand skewers upright in a ; let pomegranates dry until tacky (about 7 minutes). Following manufacturer's instructions, apply until pomegranate is covered (approximately 2 sheets). Repeat with each pomegranate. Display on a tray, in a bowl, or on a cake stand.

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Brian Woodcock
Corn Husk Wreath

Paint the tips for an elegant twist on this harvest staple.

Step 1: Wrap corn husks around an , using a hot-glue gun to adhere the edges. You'll need about 35 husks to completely cover the wreath form.

Step 2: Using a foam brush, paint the tips of 48 additional corn husks with ; let dry (about 15 minutes).

Step 3: Starting with the outer edge of the wreath, use hot-glue to adhere three concentric rings of 16 corn husks each. (Attach the second ring to the middle of the wreath and the third to its inner edge.) For the second and third rings, position the tip of each corn husk between two corn husks from the previous ring.

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Go Beyond the Vase

When it comes to centerpieces, vintage wooden spools—around $5 to $10 each on —offer a novel way to display dried leaves or branches. (If using fresh flowers, seek out spools with hollow cores wide enough to accommodate floral tubes.) The vessel that contains our loose arrangement of dahlias and pomegranates? It's a . Bonus: Craft the cheapest candlestick ever: A $3 roll of from the hardware store! Pop a taper inside, then set it atop a plate.

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Mikkel Vang
Autumnal Place Setting

For favors sure to spark conversation, by filling them with melted wax and inserting short wicks (allow one hour of cooling time). To assemble a complete glow-on-the-go kit, stash the tiny lights, a few matches, in a tricked out with a striker, a.k.a. a strip of sandpaper glued to one side. The final touch: Personalize the lid with a and a handwritten note.

RELATED: Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

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Door Greeting

Greet guests with this charming alternative to a fall wreath. Simply apply a layer of to the inside of an , then add autumn branches and bittersweet berries for a seasonal finish.

RELATED: Easy and Beautiful Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

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Brian Woodcock
Wheat Horseshoe Wreath

Spruce up plain chair backs with this seasonal embellishment.

Step 1: Cut a and bend it into a horseshoe shape. (We used armature wire, but any wire, including a coat hanger, will work.) Wrap the wire, including any sharp ends, with masking tape.

Step 2: Gather five pieces of and trim the stems to 2 ½ inches long. Wrap stems together with white, cloth-covered floral wire to make a bundle. Make 9 more bundles of 5 stems each, for a total of 10 bundles.

Step 3: Attach the bundles to the horseshoe-shaped wire with floral wire. Place 5 on the right and 5 on the left, leaving a 2-inch space at the center. Tie a bow with in this space.

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Mikkel Vang
DIY Leaf Table Runner

Let nature take its course with a DIY leaf runner. Crafted from lush blue and green felt, this table topper perks up plain linens and provides a padded path for hot plates. Download our and use it to cut the shapes out of felt. Create enough leaves to traverse your table, then hand-stitch the edges together in a whimsical, overlapping design.

A feather placecard lends a fine finish. More than just a way to denote seating arrangements, this pretty plumage doubles as wearable art—thanks to a bar pin hot-glued to the back. Make the quill stand upright by hot-gluing a magnet to the side of a cork, then sliding the placecard between the feather pin and cork magnet. As for the gorgeous handwriting, we splurged on professional calligraphy.

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Kraft Paper Tablecloth

A roll of makes a fun tablecloth for the kids' table—make sure to set out terra-cotta pots filled with crayons (and pears, for decoration).


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Pinecone Door Hanging

Not all DIY front-door decor requires a foam wreath form. To make this elegant cluster, we selected 8 four- to six-inch pinecones and 8 two-foot-long pieces of silk ribbon. Use a hot-glue gun to adhere the last two inches of each ribbon to the base of a cone. After the glue dries, collect all the ribbon ends and stagger them so that the cones fall at varying lengths. Tie the ribbon ends together in a knot, trim the tips so they are uniform, and slip the knot over a finishing nail.

RELATED: Holiday Pinecone Craft Ideas

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DIY Napkin Holders

Stamp a message and design on cardstock, punch holes on either side, and thread with a coordinating ribbon to create custom napkin holders.

RELATED: Practically Free Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas

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Brian Woodcock
Box Grater Luminaries

Create moody ambience on a sideboard with this flickering display. Arrange multiple vintage box graters on a tray. Illuminate with flameless flickering LED votives to prevent the metal graters from becoming too hot to handle. Fill in gaps on tray with acorns and extra candles.


RELATED: Beautiful DIY Fall Wreaths

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Kids Table Place Mats

A kids' table calls for cute, kid-friendly settings.

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DIY Pumpkin Vase

Trade your glass vase for a faux pumpkin to take your Thanksgiving decor to the next level.

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Thankful Tree Leaves

We are definitely thankful for these charming free printables, which you can display on an arrangement of fall branches in your entry way.

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Fall Mantel

All you need are some fall leaves, antique clothespins, twine, old book pages, and white pumpkins to create this classy fireplace display

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Thanksgiving Tablescape

Corn tassels, dried seed pods, and white pumpkins complete this country chic look.

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