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Easy DIY Thanksgiving Decor

Bring the outdoors in this fall! The autumn season is full of beautiful natural elements you can turn to for inspiration as you decorate and update your home this season.

By using fall colors, leaves, pine cones and other items synonymous with fall, DIY Thanksgiving decorations are simple to make. Here’s a few super easy DIY thanksgiving décor craft ideas you can make to get your home and your family in the Thanksgiving spirit.

Homemade Thanksgiving Banner

Making your banner is actually quite simple once you’d determine what the general motif will be. Keeping fall in mind, this homemade banner from No Biggie uses cut out leaves and spells out “Be Thankful”. They then strung the banner across their mantle for a different way to decorate above their fireplace.


If you don’t have cutting machine like they did, you can always trace out shapes of leaves to make your banner. And since they are leaves, there’s no need to be really precise and perfect since leaves have many imperfections!

Pilgrim Napkin Holders

These easy napkin holders adds just the right amount of adorable to your dinner table. Featured on Burton Avenue, after creating Pilgrim face and attaching to the ring, looping it through a brown napkin made it appear like the Pilgrim’s dress!


This is a really easy DIY Thanksgiving craft that also quite clever.

Illuminate Your Tables with Luminaries

The warm glow of a lit up box gives your Thanksgiving dinner party a more quaint and intimate feel. A Practical Wedding features this idea for you to create your own Thanksgiving themed luminaries that incorporate fall leaves and flowers.


These lit up boxes have a little autumn feel to them but can go well with Thanksgiving décor you may already have set up in your home.

Autumn Leaf Table Runner

Bring the outdoors in by collecting various colored fallen leaves and decorating your Thanksgiving table. We used clear cellophane and beautiful autumn flowers to decorate our dinner table to bring a little nature to our Thanksgiving festivities.


Follow our table decor tips to decorate your Thanksgiving table with easy DIY tips.

Skip the pricey decor items at big stores and try a few DIY Thanksgiving decor ideas instead for a way to get your home ready for Turkey Day.

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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