Holiday Home: Easy DIY Decorating Projects for Thanksgiving

Posted on 10/22/2010

Expecting company for Turkey Day? Even with the bird, stuffing and pumpkin pie, your home might need a little something extra to create a festive Thanksgiving atmosphere. You don’t have to be a domestic goddess for these easy DIY Thanksgiving decorating projects.

DIY Jute Fall Wreath - Why not start with what guests see first—the entrance to your home. Welcome them with an easy, but festive Jute Fall Wreath from Start with a plain wreath form, wrap it neatly with a spool of jute and hang with a wide jewel-toned ribbon.

DIY Pumpkin Candleholder - Craft projects involving glitter can be messy, but oh so fun. Check out the lovely DIY Pumpkin Candleholder tutorial from Using a drill, craft glue and glitter, you can easily transform a boring Styrofoam pumpkin into a beautiful addition to you holiday home décor.

DIY Pumpkin Place Cards - Add some sophistication to the adult table at your Thanksgiving Day feast with these DIY Pumpkin Place Cards from the Farmhouse Musings blog. Simply print out your guests names and attach them to the stems of mini pumpkins. Place them on cupcake stands for added flare.

DIY Paper Napkin Rings - With a little help from Ladies’ Home Journal, print off these napkin ring templates on cardstock. It will add some fanciness to your table. You can even write guests names in the center.

DIY Gilded Acorn Charms - To add a little Thanksgiving bling to your centerpiece or mantel, check out these simple steps from Design Sponge for creating Gilded Acorn Charms. In a few minutes you will have transformed plain wooden acorns into Thanksgiving décor gold.

DIY Festive Foliage Placemats - Get a little help from the domestic diva herself, Martha Stewart. Use these simple step-by-step instructions from to create leaf-shaped placemats or trivets. Print out a template and trace it on to wool felt in colors that coordinate with your fall décor to add festive foliage just in time for Thanksgiving.

By Alison Storm

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