The warm smell of roasted sweet corn, carefully pouring through Black Friday ads, and eating that first (and second) slice of pecan pie are the things that make me look forward to Thanksgiving. However, about 2 weeks before my family arrives for Turkey Day, I always get overwhelmed with a holiday dread when I think about my daunting Thanksgiving to-do list.
If you host Thanksgiving like I do, you get the same November nervousness that happens when you have to plan for cleaning every inch of the house, searching for the “good” plates, pre-ordering the turkey, and relocating every breakable object in a place where grabby toddlers can’t reach. It’s a miracle you even have time to think about making your home look festive. To confess, last year I was so crunched for time that I decorated the dinner table with some DIY pumpkin crafts that I had made for Halloween.
To make our readers’ Thanksgiving preparation as stress-free as possible, FaveCrafts has compiled a list of our most popular projects for DIY Thanksgiving decorative crafts. Whether you need help finding fast and easy holiday crafts, entertaining young guests, or are looking for recycled decor crafts you’ll find all the decoration ideas that you need to make your Thanksgiving run smoothly.
Thanksgiving Home Decor Crafts
An important tip to remember while decorating for the holidays is that some of very best decor can be made with common household objects. For example, use recycled soda bottles to make this heartwarming Give Thanks Mantlepiece (shown) featured in Link Love: Get Ready for Thanksgiving. If you love natural-looking decor, consider using an autumn-inspired color palette while creating homemade Thanksgiving crafts. Check out tons of harvest season home decor ideas featuring burnt oranges and light yellows in New Pattern Monday: Thanksgiving Decor. While adding festive accents to your mantlepiece and door will make your house look extra welcoming, don’t forget to add finishing touches to places like your kitchen and bathroom by making a Decorative Fall Towel.
Thanksgiving Table Decor and Centerpieces
We haven’t even talked about the most important place to decorate for Thanksgiving — the dinner table! Not to worry crafters, just check out Simple Thanksgiving Crafts: Table Decor, Turkey Crafts, & More for some of our neatest centerpiece ideas. If you have kids coming to Thanksgiving dinner, a silly turkey sewing project like this Turkey Centerpiece (shown) is sure to make them giggle.
If you’re in doubt that you’ll finish cleaning before you can craft, just check out these 14 Ideas for Thanksgiving Tables for a unique variety of super fast, budget-friendly ideas for decorating your Thanksgiving Table. No one will ever know you added these to your table at the last minute!
Hungry for more Thanksgiving decorating crafts? Check out our FREE Thanksgiving Dinner and Decorations eBook: Let Me See Your Turkey Trot! for over 54 pages full of awesomely autumn holiday decorations and delicious new recipes from RecipeLion.