20+ Easy and Beautiful Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

These easy DIY decor ideas will leave your home feeling cozy and welcoming.

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Everyone knows turkey (and the rest of the Thanksgiving menu) is only a fraction of the fun. Round out the rest of the house with these affordable Thanksgiving craft ideas including DIY Thanksgiving centerpieces, welcoming fall wreaths, and other festive and cozy decor. Our easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids and adults alike will get your home ready for holiday entertaining.

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thanksgiving centerpiece pumpkin vase
Brian Woodcock
Thanksgiving Centerpiece Craft Idea

Cut the top off a pumpkin, scoop out the inside, and fill with floral foam and flowers for a stunning DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece.

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DIY Thanksgiving Party Favors

Send guests home with something sweet (or in this case, spicy!) to remember the evening. This crafty gift idea couldn't be easier to bottle up.

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Thanksgiving Place Cards Craft

Who says salt dough ornaments are only for Christmas? When tied to pumpkins, your favorite childhood craft makes cute Thanksgiving place cards.

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DIY Chair Markers Craft

Or, opt for crafty Thanksgiving chair markers that look elaborate but are actually easy to make.

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Bless'er House
Thankful Card Crafts for Thanksgiving

Download and print this free template and give loved ones a place to count their blessings.

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Mason Jar Pumpkin Craft

Finally, a festive use for all those leftover Mason jar bands.

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Wire Leaf Place Setting
David Hillegas
Wire Leaf Place Setting

Download our leaf template. Place template on foam block and insert pushpins along curves of leaf. Cut a 25-inch piece of 16-gauge wire. Starting at the stem, bend wire, using the template as a guide. (Loop wire at the back of the pins where the shape dips and around the front where it curves out.) Wrap excess wire around base to finish.

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thanksgiving welcome sign
Brian Woodcock
Warm Greeting

Greet guests with this charming alternative to a fall wreath. Simply apply a layer of chalkboard paint to the inside of an old tray, then add autumn branches and bittersweet berries for a seasonal finish. (Swap in evergreen and holly for the holidays!)

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thanksgiving decoration corn husk wreath diy
Brian Woodcock
Gold-Dipped Corn Husk Wreath

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

Step 1: Wrap corn husks around an 18-inch diameter straw wreath, 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 gold acrylic paint; 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.

RELATED: DIY Wreaths to Craft This Fall

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paper place mat thanksgiving setting
Brian Woodcock
Paper Place Mat Setting

Give this run-of-the-mill material a delicate look with a decorative punched edge. For each place setting, cut a 18" L x 14" W piece of kraft paper. Use a decorative edge punch on all four sides to create a lace-like border. We used Martha Stewart Crafts Punch Around the Page, Eyelet Lace. Repeat for each place mat.

To complete the setting, dip a corncob in gold paint, then roll it onto a basic linen napkin. Freshen up a simple kraft paper tag with a sprig of rosemary and a .

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thanksgiving wheat horseshoe wreath
Brian Woodcock
Wheat Horseshoe Wreath

Spruce up plain chair backs with this seasonal embellishment.

Step 1: Cut a 24-inch length of wire 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 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 1 yard of ribbon in this space.

RELATED: Personalized Decorations for the Thanksgiving Table

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Brian Woodcock
Gilded Fruit Centerpiece

Cover artificial pomegranates with copper leaf for festive decor that will never spoil.

Step 1: Insert wooden skewers into . Coat each with adhesive size. Stand skewers upright in a piece of Styrofoam; let pomegranates dry until tacky (about 7 minutes).

Step 2: Following manufacturer's instructions, apply sheets of 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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DIY Gold Confetti Pumpkins

Celebrate the beginning of fall by throwing confetti onto your pumpkins.

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Lolly Jane
Gather Mini Sign

DIY your own Thanksgiving-themed art with a free printable.

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DIY Farmhouse Pumpkin Bucket

No need to buy real pumpkins for this craft—just pick up a few faux ones at the craft store along with some other supplies, and you can assemble yourself a country entryway decoration in no time.

Get the tutorial at .

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box grater luminaries
Brian Woodcock
Box Grater Luminaries

Create moody ambience on a sideboard with this flickering display.

Step 1: Arrange multiple vintage box graters (we found ours on ) on a tray. Illuminate with flameless flickering LED votives to prevent the metal graters from becoming too hot to handle.

Step 2: Fill in gaps on tray with acorns and extra candles.

What you'll need: vintage box graters ($12, ); LED votive candles ($9, )

RELATED: Festive Ideas for Thanksgiving Decorations

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Brian Woodcock
Bleached Pinecone Ornaments

Hang these lighter, brighter fall standbys from your chandelier with colorful velvet ribbon.

Step 1: Mix two parts bleach with one part water in a bucket. Submerge pinecones in sol-ution for 24 hours. (Tip: Place a plate or another heavy object on top to keep them under water.) Rinse them in water and set outside to dry until they open up again. (This could take up to a week, depending on the weather.) Shortcut: Purchase bleached pinecones from or .

Step 2: Cut 1 yard of velvet ribbon into a ¾-yard piece and a ¼-yard piece.

Step 3: Adhere end of longer ribbon to the pinecone base with hot glue. Tie the shorter ribbon into a bow; adhere to the base of the pinecone, as shown.

Step 4: Tie pinecones to chandelier arms. Trim excess ribbon.

RELATED: Beautiful Thanksgiving Table Settings

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Bag

Handing out Thanksgiving leftovers just got so much cuter.

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Give Thanks Chalkboard Sign

Welcome your Thanksgiving guests with this handmade sign.

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Easy Kraft Paper Napkin Rings DIY

All you need is a computer and paper to create these elegant, unique napkin holders.

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Fall Themed Candles Embedding Real Leaves

Be extra creative this fall and press your fresh fallen backyard leaves onto your favorite candles.

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