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Decorative Crafts for Thanksgiving Dinner

By: Katherine Filippo, editor for

Pumpkin and Candle CenterpieceHosting a Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful. Between all the cooking, cleaning and last minute trips to the grocery store there isn't a lot of time to think about decorations! No need to worry, in Decorative Crafts for Thanksgiving Dinner you'll find plenty of craft projects that you can make yourself to decorate your table and impress all your guests.

If you are looking for Thanksgiving craft ideas we have lots of handmade decorative that are perfect for your table. It's easy to stay organized with seating arrangements when you make adorable place cards and holders. You can jazz up your boring plates and silverware with decorative table settings. They are easy to make and you can reuse them year after year. A simple way to add elegance to your Thanksgiving dinner is to make a beautiful centerpiece. Something as easy as a decorated candle can take your dining experience to the next level. These wonderful crafts for Thanksgiving are sure to make your dinner a memorable event. 

Decorative Crafts for Thanksgiving Dinner Table of Contents


Thanksgiving Place Cards and Holders 

Make sure everyone knows where to sit at the table with these place cards and holders. These are great decorative crafts for Thanksgiving because they not only look festive but are useful as well. 

Thanksgiving Place Card Holders

  1. Thanksgiving Place Card Holders - A cute acorn adorns these place cards which are held up with their own paper stand. 
  2. Nature's Thanksgiving Placecard Holder - Help your kids make these adorable turkey place card holders with materials found outside and in your home. It's a great craft for Thanksgiving that's sure to keep them busy!
  3. Paper Leaf Place Cards - Theses place cards are easy to make and look so festive. Pick bright autumn colors to really set the mood for your dinner. 

Thanksgiving Table Settings

Make sure your plates and napkins look as good as the food with these decorative crafts for Thanksgiving dinner. Set the table in style this year with these simple craft ideas.

Painted Leaf Plate

  1. Elegant Leaf Plate - These beautiful etched plates will add elegance to any dinner. It's a great Thanksgiving craft that you'll want to use all autumn.
  2. Harvest Napkin Rings - Add some harvest charm to your table with these easy to make napkin rings. 
  3. Cornucopia Glass Plate - This decorative craft for Thanksgiving will make your dinner stand out. Guests will be impressed you made these plates yourself.
  4. Painted Leaf Plate - Make your own plates for Thanksgiving dinner with this tutorial. The golden hue of these plates will remind you of fall forest.

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Your table will look like an autumn wonderland with these beautiful Thanksgiving centerpieces. Whether it's candles, fall leaves or paper pumpkins these decorations will captivate your dinner guests. 


Eyelet Pumpkins

  1. Metallic Leaves Candle - Dress up a simple candle with simple additions. The metallic leaves on this candle will glitter when the candle is lit. 
  2. Pumpkin and Candle Centerpiece - Eat your Thanksgiving dinner by candlelight with this charming centerpiece.
  3. Autumn Welcome Basket - Make your own floral arrangement for your table with this easy Thanksgiving craft.
  4. Eyelet Pumpkins - These whimsical paper pumpkins are a festive addition to any table. You don't want to miss this decorative Thanksgiving craft. 

250+ Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids and Adults



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