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8 DIY Ideas to Decorate Your Home for Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is more than just the food that you plan to prepare. It’s also about the décor, the ambiance, and the people you'll be with during that special day. If you are like us, then you love decorating for every holiday. We have found the best DIY ideas on how you can decorate your home for Thanksgiving without burning a hole in your wallet – definitely a favorite type of holiday decorating amongst all of us!

"Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast." - William Shakespeare

Sit back and browse through our amazing collection which contains ideas that are sure to impress the people who'll come over for Thanksgiving!

Rosemary Wreath Place Setting

The unbeleivable can transpire with just some simple rosemary
Presentation is everything. Source: Fashionable Hostess

Personalize your place settings with stunning place cards made of rosemary wreaths. Make one for each plate that you'll put on your dinner table. The beautiful rosemary wreaths won't just look great, they'll also smell fabulous. As a bonus, they are super easy to make!

Clove and Pear Messages

Spell out your message for Thanksgiving on pears with the use of cloves. It won't just look great but it'll also provide you with a wonderful decoration. What's more, the pears and cloves will make your entire home smell great! If you prefer, you can use oranges.

Personalized Silverware Holders

Let your family and friends who'll come to your Thanksgiving dinner party make their very own personalized Thanksgiving messages with your DIY silverware holders. On the holders, they can write what they're most thankful for. By the time the party is done, you will have something to keep as a reminder of the wonderful Thanksgiving party you hosted. Take a break before diving into dessert after dinner and let each of your guests read aloud what they are grateful for.

Thanksgiving Fortune Cookies

Here's a fun (and yummy) way to say thank you!
Sometimes quiet little thank you notes are just the right amount of thankfulness. Source: Pizzazziere

Thanksgiving fortune cookies are adorable. Imagine yourself handing out Thanksgiving fortune cookies to the people who've come to celebrate the special occasion with you. Write something special that you know everyone will be happy to read. If you want, you can also have them write something that they want to say after dinner. The project is neat, fun, and easy!

Gilded Pumpkins

People usually skip little pumpkins because they are harder to carve on for Halloween. However, they are actually functional, and they are gorgeous! Tie tags to your little pumpkins. Then, place them on plates – now, you have a rather personalized place setting! Plus, it coincides with the season. You can also put all of them in a bowl and add candles. That'll make a great centerpiece.

Decorate with Foliage

Sometimes simplicity is the key to lasing decor
DIY decor that really represents fall. Source: Rose, Pete, and Lola, too

Nothing is more affordable and shouts "fall" to your face than fall foliage. Use some foliage that's in your backyard to decorate for your Thanksgiving party! Even if you are not really fond of making DIY wreaths, just a few twigs and leaves inside a vase will make a stunning centerpiece. You can even decorate your entryway the same way so you can impress your guests even before they get inside your home.

Gilded Fruit

Guilded fruit looks cool especially on the kitchen table.
Here we score major points for originality. Source: Celebrate and Decorate

Gilded fruit is gorgeous and elegant! Everybody would want to use it for decorating. It’s also very easy to make so you can have several spread all over your home. Apples and pears are the fruits you'd want to get first because they are abundant this season. But, you can use any fruit you want as long as you can get your hands on it! Your goal is to add a golden color to your home's décor. Put the fruits in bases or bowls.

Apple Candles

Who says you need to spend lots of money to buy excellent candles? Make them yourself! With this idea, you just need a knife, apples, and some candles. To do this, just cut holes in your apples to fit the candles in. Once you are done, you will have stunning and impressive candles, perfect for Thanksgiving decorating.

Related: 12 Easy Kid-friendly Thanksgiving Crafts

Like these ideas? Which ones are you going to take to heart? Let us know in the comments below!

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