All my family loves Thanksgiving Day. It’s an amazing time when everyone comes together and all the family participates in DIY Thanksgiving decorations for home.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year and I’m sure you feel the same way. Who wouldn’t be excited for Turkey? One more thing that’s exciting is putting together decorations for your guests to appreciate. Shopping for Thanksgiving decorations is great but if you’re someone like then you like to get creative and make decorations on your own. And if not, you may want to give it a try. It’s a whole lot of fun. You can do it with your kids or even the entire family. It just feels so good to sit at a Thanksgiving dinner knowing that you actually played your hand in how the house looks. Now, if you have absolutely zero experience in creating your own decorations and have no idea how to start, not a problem. I specifically wrote this blog post so I can share with you guys some of my favorite DIY Thanksgiving decorations. They are a combination of emulated and original decors.
DIY Thanksgiving Decorations Outdoor
As much as we love the kitchen, the first thing people see is your garden, your backyard. Decorating the outside of your house is just a fine way to help friends, family, and even strangers feel the spirit of Thanksgiving. So, we are going to start with this. Here are the DIY Thanksgiving Decorations for Outdoors that I so love.
- A Pumpkin Nest
If you’ve already come across my Halloween Decorations blog post, you have probably seen a lot of pumpkin-inspired decors already. Maybe you’ve even gotten tired of pumpkins because of it. I certainly hope not. You see, Thanksgiving is quietly nestled between Halloween and Christmas. So, it’s still pretty cute to have some pumpkins outside the house. We just need to give them a spring-like vibe to it, not the scary ones.
- Personable Scarecrows
As long as you can give the scarecrow a funny or friendly face, it can actually make your guests feel a welcoming spirit in your home.
- A Flag
The flag has nothing to do with Thanksgiving. But flags have become a common design for multiple situations these days. It’s just cute to have them around. It gives off a young resident vibe.
- Front Door Wreath
I really love brown wreaths for Thanksgiving. It sort of replicates the autumn feel.
DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Decorations
I have a couple of nifty DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Decorations ideas that you can have with your kids.
This is a great idea if you have kids who love to spend time watching TV or playing videos games and you just want to get them excited about Thanksgiving. Or if you have kids that like to get crafty, this can be a great bonding activity as well.
You will basically create simple Thanksgiving Turkey decors with your kids the same way actors do in art shows.
The first idea that I have is a Mini Roast Turkey Piñata. It’s pretty simple. You just take a couple of styrofoam and shape it into the body of a turkey. And then a couple more to make the two legs. The next thing you need to do is to cover it up with packing tape, the one that is color brown. The last step would be taking some masking tape and sticking it into the end of the legs so that it looks like an actual turkey.
This second one is my daughter’s favorite: Turkey crowns. Not only will kids love making them, but they will also have a great time wearing them until the end of Thanksgiving dinner. You just need a couple of hard paper for this, some colored paper, glue, scissors, and watercolor.
Take a piece of your had paper and draw the crown. You can do some measurements to make sure that fits the head of your kid. Cut the drawing out and then you can repeat the same process with your colored paper.
When I did this with my daughter, we chose the color brown. It just makes total sense since Turkey has a brown color.
Once you’ve cut out the colored paper you can glue it into your hard paper. You can be as creative as you want. But in our case, what we did was:
- Draw a little turkey and added some details using the watercolor and then glued it in the crown.
- Draw Feather strands and used watercolor to add in details. You can also use a black marker to add more details after the watercolor dries up.
- Lastly, we paste the feather strands behind the Turkey drawing.
Easy DIY Thanksgiving Table Decorations
I am a visual person. So, I really love to see colors and designs around the house. This is most especially true for me during Thanksgiving. And since we spend most of the evening at our dinner table during that time, it is important for me to really prep things up. Let me share with you some easy DIY Thanksgiving table decorations that I love:
- Vibrant Orange Centerpiece
Without a doubt, these things can light up your mood regardless if it’s Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any regular day.
- Candelabra Candles
I love having these for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. It’s so simple but it has a way of adding a classical vibe to the table.
- Thanksgiving Picnic on The Porch
You still get to have dinner inside the house but don’t you just love the idea of having a lowered table on the porch where you and your family can have a chat and eat some snacks before dinner time?
If you have a varnished low-height table, this would be the perfect “picnic on the porch” setting to have.
- Berry Branches
You can take a couple of foraged berry branches from your backyard and place one on each plate on the table. It’s an excellent way to present a nature-inspired Thanksgiving table. Besides, I’m sure guests love eating the berries right before the actual appetizers are served.
Are you ready for some original DIY Thanksgiving decorations as well? We have lots of them just below.
You don’t need a big budget to decorate your house beautifully for Thanksgiving. Usually, the nature gets everything ready for you. Just find some beautiful colorful fall leaves in your backyard and dry them well if it rained so you can use them in DIY decoration projects I gathered for you in this post.
Check the full DIY project on Hometalk.
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If you’d like to find similar items as are used in this fireplace decoration, you might find interesting these Candle Holders and this beautiful wooden vase which can both be great table decorations for your own home, and also very nice Thanksgiving presents for your family members.
How about this fun idea of using fall leaves for luminaries?
Check the details of this DIY project at Rhythmsofplay
Of course, don’t forget to use the central element of an elegant Thanksgiving Decor – pumpkins can serve as little details or as the central item of your decorations. By the way, I recently published an entire collection of no carve pumpkin decorating ideas here.
Theses beautiful Thanksgiving Decorations for table suggested by anitafaraboverubies
Can you believe how easily a pumpkin can be transformed into a gorgeous Thanksgiving vase? When the project is finished, an ordinary pumpkin becomes the central element of your decor.
DIY project details at Apumpkinandaprincess
Check out this cozy fireplace with candles, isn’t it a perfect element to create Thanksgiving mood in your house?
Check the DIY project details at bystephanielynn
Another cheap and easy idea of DIY candle holders
You can just use everything that suits fall decorations and put it together into one beautiful decoration item, like this:
Just look how simple and beautiful it is, and you can easily replicate a DIY decor like this in 20 min!
How about some front door Thanksgiving decoration ideas?
I promised you that Thanksgiving decor ideas will be very affordable, so now it’s the time to use all the colorful fall leaves you collected with your kids. Here is a three-leveled Thanksgiving stand by Southernseazons
For those who love pastel colors even in the fall, some Thanksgiving decor ideas from homebunch
And from toneontoneantiques
You probably noticed that white pumpkins are used in modern Thanksgiving decor a lot. So if you need some of those white cuties, maybe you will like this set of 6 white pupmkins for decorations.
I love this Thanksgiving table decoration from worthingcourtblog.
Pretty much everything in this tray is DIY, maybe just the wooden candle holders you could buy and keep them for any other holiday as well. If you like the farmhouse style, some wooden decor elements should be part of your interior anyway.
You have to check the details of this DIY table decor by thekitchn. Here is the result of her work:
You can find these pumpkin-colored cotton napkins here.
I found this elegant Fall Wreath at designlovefest and fell in love with it!
Do you need some table centerpieces ideas for this Thanksgiving? I found some awesome and even crazy ones!
Check the DIY project at jennaburger
Check the DIY project details at homeiswheretheboatis.net
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