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!
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.
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.
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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Cover artificial pomegranates with copper leaf for festive decor that will never spoil. Just insert wooden skewers into artificial pomegranates. Coat each with adhesive size. Stand skewers upright in a piece of Styrofoam; let pomegranates dry until tacky (about 7 minutes). Following manufacturer's instructions, apply sheets of copper leaf until pomegranate is covered (approximately 2 sheets). Repeat with each pomegranate. Display on a tray, in a bowl, or on a cake stand.
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Make the Wreath: Wrap a 16-inch wreath form with burlap ribbon and loop a piece around the wreath form for hanging. Paint the tips of 40 pine cones in fall colors such as orange, yellow, and beige with acrylic paint. Brush the tips of 10 pine cones with matte Mod Podge and sprinkle with gold and copper glitter. Once dry, wrap an 18-inch length of floral wire around the base of each pinecone and twist tie around the wreath form to secure, layering and overlapping them as you go.
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.
These little pear turkeys are too cute, and this is a great project for the kids. You’ll need pears obviously, plus some craft paper and a few basic crafting supplies. You can use these to dress up the entryway table or create a centerpiece. You could also put name tags on them to personalize your place settings for Thanksgiving dinner. Oh, the possibilities!