This thankful turkey can be a decoration all month long or constructed just before your Thanksgiving dinner. To create this project, begin with a large pinecone. Cut feather shapes from scrapbook paper, crease them in half lengthwise and fringe the edges with scissors. Construct the turkey's head by cutting out an oval and a circle and adding googly eyes, a beak and a wattle. Have family or guests write what they're thankful for on the feathers and tuck feathers into pinecone.
If you don’t have a mantel, you can do this with a coffee table, bar, counter, or whatever you have. Just pick up small pumpkins and gourds to create this beautiful Thanksgiving display. Add burlap, a few small corn husks, whatever you can find to make it look really harvest worthy. A few strategically placed turkeys (not the real ones, mind you) will really help you to make it holiday worthy.
These punny aprons are the perfect DIY for anyone who's planning to spend days in the kitchen prepping for Turkey Day. It's a quick, easy craft requiring only a few materials—printable transfer paper, an iron, and an apron or two. "Watch Me Whip, Watch Me Bake Bake," "Bakers Gonna Bake," "I’m All About That Baste, and "Chop It Like It’s Hot" are a few of the printable designs offered by blogger Eden Passante.
For a wreath that lasts from fall through Christmas, try this brown and gold arrangement.Wire dried artichokes, lotus pods and pinecones to the bottom of a grapevine wreath. Tuck brown- and gold-tinted magnolia leaves (from a crafts store) between twigs. If needed, secure leaves with hot glue. A glittery bird ornament perched on a pinecone (and secured with wire) adds shimmer.
Make this gorgeous diorama and you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood. Seriously, is this not the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? And, it’s not nearly as difficult to make as you would think. You will need to wait until just a week or so before Thanksgiving to create it if you’re using a real pumpkin though. You don’t want it to rot with your diorama inside.
For a wreath that lasts from fall through Christmas, try this brown and gold arrangement.Wire dried artichokes, lotus pods and pinecones to the bottom of a grapevine wreath. Tuck brown- and gold-tinted magnolia leaves (from a crafts store) between twigs. If needed, secure leaves with hot glue. A glittery bird ornament perched on a pinecone (and secured with wire) adds shimmer.
The dinner table is the focal point of the Thanksgiving feast, partly because of the anticipation created by all those wafting aromas of delicious food. It may be several hours before the turkey is pulled from the oven, gravy is brought to a boil, potatoes are cooked, mashed, and mixed, and the feast is ready to be served. Everyone knows that this once-yearly Thanksgiving feast is well worth waiting for, and the table will be the place where the best stuff happens.
Thanks so much for joining us.  I just LOVE the girls from Eighteen 25.  They have an amazing site filled with some great projects and ideas.  I was able to get to know Jen and Jamie in person this past summer and am so glad that I did.  They are just as amazing in person as they are online!  If you have not checked out their site, you are missing out!  —Amy

There's no need to reuse the same Thanksgiving decorations year after year! This holiday season, create an inviting, unique fall scene with a few new DIY projects. From rustic Thanksgiving table settings to easy Thanksgiving decorating ideas for your living and dining room, there's a new idea in here for just about every hostess-to-be—regardless of her personal style or taste. Craft Thanksgiving centerpieces to delight all your Thanksgiving dinner guests, make charming ice buckets out of craft pumpkins, or string together miniature wreaths with which to decorate your candles. When it comes to DIY décor, the possibilities are endless!
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Looking for the perfect Thanksgiving gift to give your favorite hostess? Look no further: A pumpkin pie necklace or mulling spices kit is sure to delight her, and the present will seem even more thoughtful when she realizes you made it yourself. Or perhaps you're in the mood for something pretty and handmade with which to decorate your dinner table. Rejoice, crafters; we've got tons of DIY tablescape ideas here, from cake stands to oversized wreaths. With a few supplies from the craft store and a bit of imagination, there's nothing you can't do!
Make a pretty centerpiece or mantel decoration by layering seasonal materials in clear glass cylinder vases. We started with corn kernels, then added burgundy cockscomb celosia, orange bittersweet, pale green dried hops and brown oak leaves. Top with a rust-color pillar candle. Change candles if the flame gets close to the dried material, or use a battery-powered candle for safety.
Fashion flowers from corn husks for seasonal napkin rings. To create the flower, cut a freehand spiral from a soaked corn husk so it has at least four rings. Starting from the outside, roll up the spiral. This will form a rose shape. Let dry; the rose should hold its shape loosely. Secure with gel glue. Glue a circle to the base. For the ring, cut out a rectangle and fold to form a loop. Hot-glue ends. Glue flower to the top, and you're ready!
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This Thankful Tree is the ultimate decoration for the holiday. I mean, what’s more Thanksgiving-y than a Thanksgiving tree? Some twigs and a few pieces of construction paper, stationary, paint samples, or whatever you have on hand to use for the messages is all you need. Write down everything you’re thankful for, or have guests write things down as they come in and out over the Thanksgiving holiday period.
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The focal point of this harvest-inspired mantel is a collection of inexpensive melamine plates attached to the wall with easy-to-use adhesive disc hangers. Casually arrange an assortment of pumpkins and gourds between two bundles of dried wheat on the mantel. Include a blackboard or two where you can write an inspirational quote or even your Thanksgiving menu! Click below for more photos of this display.
Some string or rope, a few leaves and other fall foliage, and just a handful of other supplies and you’ve got the makings of this lovely Thanksgiving garland. Hang this up across the mantel, or anywhere you need to add a little holiday cheer. It’s easy to make and completely customizable. You can use whatever you want. Add in cranberries, cloves, and maybe some cinnamon sticks and it will also give your home a wonderful Thanksgiving smell.
This Thankful Tree is the ultimate decoration for the holiday. I mean, what’s more Thanksgiving-y than a Thanksgiving tree? Some twigs and a few pieces of construction paper, stationary, paint samples, or whatever you have on hand to use for the messages is all you need. Write down everything you’re thankful for, or have guests write things down as they come in and out over the Thanksgiving holiday period.
Send guests home with these adorable twine-wrapped Mason jars decorated with leaves. Whether you use vintage maps cut in the shape of leaves, store-bought craft leaves, or the real thing, you're sure to win a few compliments for these beauties (especially if you let friends and family fill them with leftovers, like this farro and acorn squash salad).

The focal point of this harvest-inspired mantel is a collection of inexpensive melamine plates attached to the wall with easy-to-use adhesive disc hangers. Casually arrange an assortment of pumpkins and gourds between two bundles of dried wheat on the mantel. Include a blackboard or two where you can write an inspirational quote or even your Thanksgiving menu! Click below for more photos of this display.
If you don’t have a mantel, you can do this with a coffee table, bar, counter, or whatever you have. Just pick up small pumpkins and gourds to create this beautiful Thanksgiving display. Add burlap, a few small corn husks, whatever you can find to make it look really harvest worthy. A few strategically placed turkeys (not the real ones, mind you) will really help you to make it holiday worthy.

Make a pretty centerpiece or mantel decoration by layering seasonal materials in clear glass cylinder vases. We started with corn kernels, then added burgundy cockscomb celosia, orange bittersweet, pale green dried hops and brown oak leaves. Top with a rust-color pillar candle. Change candles if the flame gets close to the dried material, or use a battery-powered candle for safety.
Thanks so much for joining us.  I just LOVE the girls from Eighteen 25.  They have an amazing site filled with some great projects and ideas.  I was able to get to know Jen and Jamie in person this past summer and am so glad that I did.  They are just as amazing in person as they are online!  If you have not checked out their site, you are missing out!  —Amy
The trick to affordable Thanksgiving decorations is to use your natural surroundings. Do you have pine trees and maple trees in your backyard? Then use them in your decorations! If you can find cheap pumpkins, gourds, apples or cranberries, then buy them to use for your Thanksgiving decor and work with what you have in your home already (vases, candleholders, jars, etc.).
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