Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about decorations! Of course, you could run to Target and buy everything, but imagine how impressed your friends and family will be if you make everything yourself! From centerpieces, to place-settings, to wreaths, we’ve gathered some of our favorite Thanksgiving decoration ideas to get you started.

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Candle Holder with Greenery

This first Thanksgiving decoration idea is simple, elegant, and only requires a few supplies that you may already have at home. All you need for this project is a candle holder, some fake greenery (we used eucalyptus leaves), and a hot glue gun. Start by adding a layer of hot glue to the inside of your candle holder, and then attach the leaves around the circumference. That’s it! We love how this centerpiece looks on a Thanksgiving table (or for every-day decor)!

Cranberry Vase

Cranberry vases are a beautiful and natural way to add a festive touch to your Thanksgiving table. Best of all, they’re easy to make! All you need is a clear glass vase, cranberries, and water. Start by adding cranberries to the bottom of the vase. Then, fill the vase with water, making sure that the cranberries are completely submerged. The cranberries will gradually sink to the bottom of the vase, creating a lovely cranberry-filled centerpiece.

Fall Leaf Bowl

Fall leaf bowls are another way to use natural materials, and they’ll literally allow you to capture the fleeting autumn colors! Did I mention that they’re easy to make? With just a few supplies and a little bit of time, you can create a stunning fall leaf bowl that will be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast. You’ll need: a clear glass bowl, a handful of real fall leaves, Mod Podge, a paintbrush, and a piece of wax paper or parchment paper. To start, gather your supplies and lay out your work area. Then, brush a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the back of each maple leaf. Next, arrange the leaves around the outside of the glass bowl, overlapping them slightly as you go. Once you’re happy with the arrangement, brush another layer of Mod Podge over the top of the leaves to seal them in place. Make sure to let the bowl dry overnight before adding any food items!

Place Settings

Pilgrim Hats

Pilgrim hats are a quintessential part of thanksgiving decorations, and what better way to show them off than by making your own pilgrim hat table runner. This DIY project is easy to make and can be done in an an hour. Plus, it’s a great way to add a whimsical touch to your Thanksgiving table. Here’s what you’ll need: a piece of black felt, scissors, hot glue, and a pencil. First, traced the outline of a pilgrim hat onto the black felt. Then, cut out the pilgrim hat shape. Next, use hot glue to attach the pilgrim hat to the center of the table runner. And that’s it! You’ve now made your very own pilgrim hat table runner that will be sure to impress your guests.

Harvest Corn

Making your own harvest corn Thanksgiving place settings is a creative and budget-friendly way to add a personal touch to your holiday table. While you can find many ready-made options at your local party store, take some time to DIY and you’ll end up with truly unique decor. The best part is, it’s easy to do! All you need are some pipe cleaners and pony beads in harvest-themed colors. Simply twist the pipe cleaners together to create cornhusks, and then string on the beads to form the kernels. Arrange the corn on each plate, and you’re all set! Your guests will be impressed by your creativity, and you’ll have saved yourself some money in the process.

“Gather” Place-Settings

These rustic place-settings perfectly sum up what the holiday is all about—gathering with friends and family to give thanks. To make these place-settings, you’ll need some acorns and leaves (artificial or real), and small pieces of wood—one for each guest at the table. Begin by hot gluing the acorns and leaves around the borders of each piece of wood. We distressed our wood by sanding down the edges, but you can leave yours as-is for a more polished look. Once you’re happy with the arrangement of your pumpkins and leaves, use a permanent marker to write out the word “gather” on each piece.

Thanksgiving Wreaths

This last decoration we love is classic—a burlap wreath adorned with fall flowers! This wreath is super easy to make, and you can customize it however you like. To get started, wrap a wire wreath frame with burlap ribbon. Then, using hot glue or wire ties, attach artificial flowers around the wreath. We used mums and baby’s breath for our wreath, but feel free to use whatever flowers you like best. We love how these wreaths look, and they are a perfect welcome decoration.

Growing up, my mom always loved to make Thanksgiving wreaths with me and my sister. Every year, we would spend hours crafting the perfect one, using real grapevines from a bush in our yard. We would add dried leaves, berries, and flowers to create beautiful wreaths that would brighten up our home. I still remember how excited my sister and I would get every time Thanksgiving rolled around.

Even though I don’t always get to spend Thanksgiving with my side of the family, I like to keep the tradition alive by making my own DIY Thanksgiving wreath each year. I always use artificial flowers and leaves, since they last a lot longer than real ones and unfortunately, I don’t have wild grapevines in my yard! This year, I’m using mums and baby’s breath in my wreath, but you can use whatever flowers you like best.

We hope you enjoyed these easy DIY Thanksgiving decoration ideas! To purchase a Thanksgiving Craft Kits, be sure to visit The Frosted Flamingo online shop. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below. Happy crafting!

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