5 DIY Crafts To Decorate Your Home This Thanksgiving

It’s November, and you know what that means… Thanksgiving is right around the corner!

Color-changing leaves, crisp air, and the smell of pumpkin spice surrounds you. As you start cooking up a storm and prepare to gather with all of your family, friends, and loved ones, you may be thinking to yourself, “How can I make my home feel more festive for Thanksgiving?”

Well, you’re in luck! I have some Thanksgiving food and decor ideas that are simple, cute, and, most importantly, won’t break the bank. It’s time to grab your pumpkin spice latte, and start decorating!  

1. 3-Ingredient Cornucopia Cookies

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M&M’s, Bugles, and Golden Oreo Sandwich Cookies are all you need for this delicious recipe! Here’s how you can make these cornucopia cookies come to life in 3 easy steps.

  • Separate the top and the bottom half of the cookie.
  • Place the bottom half of the cookie on a flat surface.
  • Arrange one bugle towards the back of the cookie, then place a few M&M’s on the cream of the cookie.

Don’t these sound delicious? You can set these cookies anywhere for everyone to enjoy.

2. Printable Fall Coloring Pages

This is a great idea to busy any kids while you await your Thanksgiving feast. Just pick up a few packs of colored pencils or crayons and print some free coloring sheets. You can run a simple Google search to find a collection of fun fall coloring pages.

3. Pine Cone Name Tags

This DIY craft is the perfect way to add a personal touch to the Thanksgiving table. Once you have a head count for your Thanksgiving feast, you can go out and search for pine cones in your yard (or purchase them from a retailer like Amazon). After you’ve collected enough pine cones for everyone, hand-write or type each person’s name on paper, then cut the paper to visibly fit into the pine cone. There you have it: adorable table name tags!

4. Thankful Tree

A Thanksgiving tradition many have adopted involves circling around and taking time to share what you are thankful for. This craft simply puts an interactive spin on the idea! All you need to create a “thankful tree” is a tall vase, colored construction paper, scissors, a pen, and a few sticks. First, you need to cut out some pieces of construction paper (don’t be afraid to design creative shapes!), then simply write down what you are thankful for. Cut a small hole in the construction paper, and place the paper on a stick. This project is a great way to reflect on your year as a whole.

5. Turkey Bowling

Looking for a fun game to play while you gather with your loved ones? Turkey Bowling is something that everyone can play! You only need colored construction paper, red Solo cups, brown paint, glue, googly eyes, and a ball to bring this game to life! You can build everything you need in 5 steps – just make sure that you keep the cups upside-down.

  • Paint the red Solo cups brown and let them dry. (You can skip this step if you don’t have time to paint)
  • Glue the googly eyes on the cups.
  • Cut construction paper into triangles and glue it to the cups so that the paper looks like a nose.
  • Cut construction paper into long strips, shaping the edges to look like a tail. Then, glue the tails to the back of the cups.
  • Stack up the cups, and roll the ball to knock down as many cups as you can!

If your family is always looking for a way to kill time while the turkey cooks, then have no fear this year! These DIY crafts will give your house the Thanksgiving feel you’ve been looking for while providing entertainment and conversation-starters all day long. It’s time to gather around the table, and start decorating for your feast!

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