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.).
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.

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!


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.
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A custom banner posted in the yard can welcome guests to the event – truly useful, if they've never been to your house before. A fall centerpiece made of gleaming glass or pine cones and gourds anchors the display for the adult table. For the kids' table, honeycomb turkeys and color-your-own centerpieces add an element of fun. And for the living room and foyer, Thanksgiving cutout decorations, balloons, and wall signs remind anyone who may have missed the date (incredibly enough) that the feasting holiday is upon us.

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.
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Create a beautiful table display that shows off the bounty of the season. Cylindrical vases filled with birdseed provide a sturdy base for branches from which small pumpkins dangle on bits of twine. Between the vases, hollowed-out gourds hold candles as well as berries. Finish the look by arranging berries, pinecones, gourds, branches and moss around the vases.


You know you’ve seen these, and you know you’ve always wanted to make one. Well, now’s your chance. These twig votive holders are old-school Thanksgiving decorating and definitely something that you want to add to your décor this holiday season. If you’re not into twigs, you can also do this with cinnamon sticks which will give your home a wonderful holidays smell.


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.
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