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Are you already thinking about Thanksgiving decorations?
After all, it’s that time of the year again, when pumpkin spice is in the air…
Crisp fall weather calls everybody outside…
Leaves are changing and everything is preparing for a slower pace…
Family and friends gather…
And of course, you want your home to reflect the warmth, the tastes and the colors of the season.
Look no further, I have gathered 13 beautiful DIY Thanksgiving decorations to adorn your home!
Some of these are centerpieces and others belong to wherever you have the space for them.
If you’re a minimalist and a busy mom like me, you’ll appreciate the fact that these Thanksgiving decorations are all simple to make.
13 Beautiful DIY Thanksgiving Decorations
I’m not a crafty person, but DYI thanksgiving deorations don’t have to be intimidating when you have great inspiration. These ideas below are doable, budget friendly and some can even be done by kids!
1. Candle And Pinecone Arrangement
Found on Country Living.
Pretty decor can be as simple as grabbing a bowl, filling it up with pinecones and placing a tall, orange pillar candle in the middle.
You can also add a few small pumpkins or fill the candle jar halfway up with fresh cranberries. In that case, use ivory candles.
2. Thankful Tree
Tutorial on Simply VintageGirl.
What a beautiful idea to collect all the things we are thankful for!
We actually made this tree one year for our extended family Thanksgiving and it was awesome.
I used paper tags with a hole punched in them and a ribbon tied for hanging.
Every family member wrote down different things they were thankful for and then hung it on the branches.
The whole thing took maybe 10 minutes of prep work, but the tree really focused our attention on being thankful.
You will need a gallon jar, nuts, sticks, burlap, your choice of ribbon, chalk and chalkboard tags.
3. Pumpkin Jars
You probably already have the ingredients on hand for this super easy decor that I found on Life on Virginia Street. Colorful mini pumpkins and pretty jars anyone?
The awesome part is that the Dollar store sells mini plastic pumpkins if you want to reuse them every year.
4. Pumpkin Vase
Who said carved pumpkins are only good for Jack-O-Lanterns?
Jenny Steffens proves that a pumpkin can also function as your Thanksgiving vase. And boy, is this centerpiece gorgeous!
Eye-catching Thanksgiving table decorations and heavy-duty white table cloth are a great bang for your buck. You can re-use them every year and they really dress up the table even if you opt for paper plates and cups.
5. Cranberries And Candles
Idea found on First For Women.
Since fresh cranberries are in abundance during the Thanksgiving holiday, fill up a few square candle holders and place a smaller ivory pillar candle in each.
I tried this with different sized mason jars.
Alternatively, you can place Epsom salt on the bottom of the jar and put a tealight on top, for a snowy effect.
6. Pumpkin Lanterns
I absolutely adore this idea from HomeTalk.
Who would have thought you can put mini pumpkins and pinecones in lanterns? Aldi sold lanterns similar to these for much less.
It was impossible to resist and I am usually good at resisting impulse purchases.
I bought the “filling” at the dollar store and I really love how the lantern turned out. I keep it by the front door with a few bigger pumpkins and colorful mum (that I keep forgetting to water, dang it).
After the fall season is over, I plan to store the lantern in the attic till next time.
7. Pumpkin Wreath
A beautiful way to welcome your guests this Thanksgiving.
You can find the full tutorial On Sutton Place.
This is one of the outdoor Thanksgiving decorations I found that don’t require keeping plants alive.
I adore mums in all their color and glory, but I can’t keep them alive for the life of me.
I may have killed a cactus or two, or three before and those are desert-loving plants!
But I digress.
Back to pumpkin wreath, this one is a lot more involved, like wiring the pumpkins and all, so the most I will do with this idea is drool over it on Pinterest.
I am a firm believer in “less is more”. That’s probably why this centerpiece caught my eye.
Isn’t it pretty?
Thanksgiving decorations for the table are a great way to add style without blowing your budget.
I love the simplicity that fits nicely into my minimalist lifestyle.
Find the full tutorial of this Thanksgiving decoration on The Idea Room.
9. Indian Corn Wreath
I am pretty sure that this wreath from Stone Gable Blog gets the prize for most historically authentic Thanksgiving decor!
Indian corn for the win.
Though, I have no idea where to buy Indian corn.
10. Autumn Banner
Tutorial found on Simple as That.
Decorate your mantel, wall or window with this super creative, yet easy to make autumn banner.
If your kids are tired of Thanksgiving crafts, this is a good way to involve them in something new.
Shameless plug: homeschooled kids get to do these kinds of stuff and count it for school. Just saying.
11. Log Centerpiece
Full tutorial on Jenna Burger’s Blog
To make the candle holder itself, all you need is a 1.5″ spade drill bit and a log.
It looks complicated but it’s really simple.
No. I don’t think I can say that with a straight face.
Who am I kidding? Just use a plain log and be done with it.
12. Mason Jar Vases
Full tutorial on JoAnn
It’s no secret that I love using Mason Jars for all kinds of things.
This decor idea takes it up a notch by painting the jars with chalkboard paint and adding cute resin charms to simple wooden tags.
I’d let my teenager work on these and use her creativity. It’s such a great feeling for teens to know they have contributed and we are proud of them.
13. Popcorn Candle Jar
Idea found on Passionate Penny Pincher.
If you are a candle fanatic like me, you can never have too many candle-based Thanksgiving decorations.
For this one, you’ll only need a glass jar of choice, unpopped popcorn, a pretty pillar candle, and raffia. (If you end up with a lot of leftover popcorn, you can always use the kernels for a sensory tub, found in this post).
This completes the round-up of easy Thanksgiving decorations ideas. They weren’t too bad, were they?
Have a great Thanksgiving!
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