Thanksgiving is coming up pretty soon now and we all want to make sure our guests our comfortable, but not at the expense of our holiday funds. Decorations from high end stores can be super pricey, leaving us feeling cheated as we exit the store. The good news is that we can make our own decorations at a fraction of the cost. Guess what else? We can make even better decorations ourselves, regardless of our crafting ability. If you’re willing to give it a try, check out these DIYs for Thanksgiving decor. Have fun!
Falling Leaves Garland
If you are going for a glam look at your get together, try adding some sparkling leaves that dramatically hang down.
Keep your utensils clean and accessible to guests by placing them nicely in a jar of candy corn. The candy corn will look great and will also add some stability to the jar, reducing the risk of it tipping over while all your guests retrieve their forks, spoons and knives from it.
This turkey pinecone craft is something that adults will appreciate and kids can make safely. You can get everything super cheap from the dollar store, but skip the pinecones. You can get those from your yard for free!
If you haven’t started decorating your front yard yet, it’s time to get started! Have a cute hanging decoration like this tin turkey to greet your guests. It adds so much color and holiday spirit to your door.
If you’re low on lighting in your home, use candle light to really set a nice mood. No one will even suspect you’re trying to cheap out on a new lamp! They’ll only notice your gorgeous centerpiece.
I love how easy and simple this one is. Just add some corn kernels, and little straw tie and your standard jar and candle. Done!
Indian Corn Wreath
This wreath will look especially good if you’ve got a brightly colored door. If not, add some blues or other comforting colors to finish the look.
Gobble Gobble Packaging
Consistency is key. Keep your labels the same throughout your decor to really impress your guests.
Pumpkin Flower Pot
If you’ve got some leftover pumpkins from Halloween (I usually do), then re-purpose them to make a gorgeous centerpiece like this one. Bring it outside on the patio for dinner or indoors on your dining table. It’ll look great either way!
If you’ve got some unscented candles, it doesn’t have to stay that way. Just add some cinnamon sticks and it’ll smell even better than a regular scented candle.
Basket of Flowers
To make a long lasting flower setup, use some faux flowers. You’ll be able to use the same setup again the next year!
Watercolor Branch and Leaf Mobile
If you’re going for a more minimalist look, try some water colored leaves. The hanging setup adds extra drama without being over the top.
Give a lively and fresh appearance to your setup by making a fruit centerpiece.
Pumpkin Ice Bucket
Keep the theme going on by creating a pumpkin ice bucket with any extra pumpkin leftover from Halloween.
This vibrant turkey wreath is super cute and great if you are having a get together for your kids around the holidays.
Brighten up the party by adding colorful napkins to your table. Make sure it contrasts against the rest of the decor for more emphasis.
If you don’t have any concerns about the wind or kids who might touch the flame, try wrapping your candles with cinnamon sticks to get that amazing aroma.
I seriously have never seen any centerpiece quite like this. I love how it is tiered yet so simple.
Chalkboard Door Decor
If you happen to be pretty fickle about what you like your decor to look like, try out a chalkboard. You can change the text as much as you’d like.
Cheese Grater Luminary
If you have any old used cheese graters, consider taking them out to create a neat glowing effect.
Bleached Pinecone Ornaments
What’s so great about these ornaments is that they can be used not only for Thanksgiving, but for Christmas!
Yes, more pinecones! Simply grab yourself a pinecone, clean it off and add a touch of paint to liven it up. Print out a name tag with some cool font and you’ve got a seat assignment.
Okay, this is totally adorable. Hobby Lobby did a great job of demonstrating a cute DIY you can create just by using their supplies.
If these DIYs don’t have you excited, I don’t know what will. They’re so easy to do on the cheap and anyone in the family will be happy to try one out. So save yourself the stress of money this holiday season and spend a little more quality time with loved ones. What’s your favorite Thanksgiving DIY? Let us all know in the comments!