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.
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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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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.
Chances are that anyone not preparing food will be glued to the football games, or idly messaging on their phones, or doing any one of the things that people do as they bide their time on Thanksgiving Day. No doubt the house is spotless, and the table is dressed in holiday finery, but how much more engaging would the party be with the right Thanksgiving decorations in place?

Make the Wreath: Draw a 3-inch-wide maple leaf shape on a piece of cardboard and cut out to create a stencil. Trace on original pages (or, if preferred, photocopied pages) of a vintage book—consider a fall-themed title or mystery novel—and cut out approximately 100 leaves with decorative scissors that have a "torn paper" edge. Attach book page leaves to maple leaves with hot-glue. Attach layered leaves to a 16-inch wreath form with hot-glue, layering and overlapping them as you go. Hang with burlap ribbon.
Gilded fruit is elegant and gorgeous! Who wouldn’t want to use this for decorating? And, it’s really easy so you can have these little beauties all over the house. Pears and apples are of course the go-to fruits for fall, but you could honestly use whatever type of fruit you wanted. The goal is to add beautiful golden colors to your decorating, and you can put them in bases, bowls, or whatever you have on hand.

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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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!
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