13 DIY Thanksgiving Decorations to Spruce Up Your Home

Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to add rustic touches and splashes of bright fall colors to your home. If you’ll be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house this year, it’s especially important to put those lovely little touches where you can to celebrate the holiday of gratitude.

Whether you’re a crafting queen or you prefer simple diy decor, these Thanksgiving decorations offer something for everyone. Get the kids involved to make your projects even more special. Make something for a friend! Just let your creativity guide you.

13 Thanksgiving Decorations You Can Make to Spruce Up Your Home

Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas


Thankful Grateful Blessed Sign

thankful grateful blessed pallet sign

Recycle a wood pallet to make a Thankful Grateful Blessed sign to hang on your door or above the mantle. What a fitting piece of decor for the season!

Painted Pumpkins

painted pumpkins

Painted pumpkins like these from Gluesticks look great indoors or outdoors. Just make sure you use the appropriate type of paint if you put them outdoors. Also, if you’re looking for ways to revamp some old, tired looking Thanksgiving or fall decor, a coat of paint is a quick refresher.

Burlap Garland

burlap garland on fireplace mantle by The Typical Mom

A burlap garland like this beautifully simple piece from The Typical Mom will look amazing on your mantle or staircase. For the price of a roll of burlap (which is inexpensive, really), you can make a large garland or a few small ones. You don’t even need great sewing skills… a beginner can do just fine!

Printable Thankful Banner

thankful banner

Not into sewing? Then this easy printable Thankful banner is just the ticket. It’ll look gorgeous hung on the mantle or above a doorway. You can even add it to a desert table for some extra flair.

Dollar Tree Fall Wreath

dollar tree fall wreath by Where'd My Sanity Go

On a budget? The Dollar Tree has all you need to make some inexpensive fall decor for your home. This fall wreath from Where’d My Sanity Go is a great example!

Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Turkey Fruit Centerpiece

turkey fruit centerpiece

Edible centerpieces really are the best kind, aren’t they? This turkey fruit centerpiece from Polkadot Chair will be a huge hit with kids and adults alike!

Thanksgiving Place Settings

thanksgiving table

Add these printable Thanksgiving place setting tags to your tablescape. If you have a rustic wooden box, it’ll make a wonderful centerpiece when filled with small pumpkins (faux or real pumpkins will work).

Thanksgiving Blocks

thanksgiving blocks

Recycle some old Jenga blocks (or other wooden blocks) to make some lovely Thanksgiving blocks to include in your table decor.

Woodland Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Woodland Thanksgiving Tablescapes by Sustain My Craft Habit

Rustic tablescapes really seem to suit Thanksgiving, don’t they? We love this woodland tablescape by Sustain My Craft Habit. The wood pieces, rocks, and bird houses blend together beautifully.

Turkey Napkin Rings

turkey napkin rings

Decorate the kids’ table with these adorable turkey napkin rings from Organized 31. Your kids can even make these themselves the day before. They’ll be so proud to share them with their guests!

Budget Friendly Kids Table

budget friendly kids table

Speaking of the kids’ thanksgiving table, this one by I Should Be Mopping the Floor is spectacular! In addition to the pretty leaf napkin rings, the crayon bundles and paper under the plates are an adorable touch. Any kid would be happy to sit here!

Outdoor Thanksgiving Decorations

Wood Pumpkin

wood pumpkin

Make a wood pumpkin for your porch that you can use all during the Fall season. This one by Dad Life Lessons adds a nice, simple pop of color to your outdoor decor.

Repurposed Wood Shutters

repurposed wood shutters

These repurposed wood shutters are a great idea! You can often find old shutters for super cheap at flea markets and garage sales, and you can decorate them for any holiday.

Which of these pieces or tablescapes do you plan to try for your Thanksgiving table this year? Let us know in the comments!

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