25 Thanksgiving Crafts to Make for Your Harvest Celebration

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Thanksgiving Crafts
Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly

Thanksgiving is all about making your family and friends feel warm, cozy, and loved. Give thanks the DIY way with these festive projects that'll add a personal touch to your dinner table, front door, and more. Because everyone knows that the best way to show your love is with a personalized place card, no?

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Thanksgiving Crafts
Mike Garten
Succulent Place Cards

Store-bought place cards have nothin' on these DIY painted succulents. Paint fake succulents (key word: fake) with and position a typed name card between the leaves for an elegant display.

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Thanksgiving Crafts
Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly
Gratitude Pie

Because one slice of pie is never enough. To make this kid-friendly craft, cut out a construction paper circle a little smaller than a paper plate and fasten it to the plate. Write "I'm thankful for..." at the top of the plate and encourage your kids to write heartfelt responses.

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Thanksgiving Crafts
Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly
Gratitude Calendar

Feel the feels all month long with this meaningful — and interactive — display. Use to hang 30 fake leaves on an . Each day of November, write something you're grateful for on a piece of paper and stick it to the corresponding leaf.

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Thanksgiving Crafts
Brian Woodcock
Apple Candleholders

Savor the final days of apple season by turning your favorite orchard finds – Gala, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, you name it — into fall-friendly candleholders.

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Thanksgiving Crafts
Lisa Hubbard
Paper Cone Gratitude Wreath

Shhh, there's secret messages inside! Ask dinner guests to write a note of gratitude and stick it in the wreath. Before you dive into dessert (and get the post-turkey zzz's), read the notes aloud.

RELATED: 24 Thanksgiving Wreaths That'll Make You Feel Grateful for Your Home

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Thanksgiving Crafts
Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly
Turkey Leg Place Card

There's nothing quite like a big, flavor-packed turkey leg on Thanksgiving. Go the untraditional route with this paper version, packed with candy, popcorn, or other goodies. Once the treats are inside, tape the opening shut and wrap a piece of frayed weight paper around the end. Finish by adding the guests' names.

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Birch Bark Wreath - Thanksgiving Crafts
Mikkel Vang
Birch Bark Wreath

Bonus: This sweet and simple wreath can stay on your front door through winter. To make, trace leaf cookie cutters on and cut out. Adhere half of the leaves around a foam wreath. Glue on the backs of the remaining leaves, then layer them onto the wreath for a 3-D effect.

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Thanksgiving Crafts
Mike Garten
Rock Place Cards

Add a splash of color and glitz to your tablescape by painting smooth rocks with the paint color of your choice and personalizing with names of dinner guests.

RELATED: 17 Thanksgiving Place Cards for Your Holiday Table

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Thanksgiving Crafts
Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly
Paper Flower-Filled Cornucopia

A final product this stunning should enjoyed year after year. To make, stuff into a cornucopia.

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Mason Jar - Thanksgiving Crafts
The Country Chic Cottage
"Be Thankfull" Mason Jar

Don't turn all of your mason jars into snow globes ... yet. Celebrate the reason of the season — gratitude! love! family! — with this customizable craft.

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Thanksgiving Crafts
Brian Woodcock
Metallic Maize

Dress up a plain flower vase by covering it with metallic dried corn. Tie it all together – literally — with and add fresh (or faux) blooms of your choice. A-maize-ing!


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Thanksgiving Crafts
Courtesy of Calm Cradle
Coffee Bean Candles

Clearly, they don't just smell (and taste) amazing. Coffee beans are also a great way to keep small candles in place for a fall centerpiece.


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Thanksgiving Crafts
Julie Blanner
Antler Centerpiece

Instead of sticking to over-the-top floral centerpieces, add faux antlers and fresh fruit to a simple bed of greens for a modern look.

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Wooden Tags - Thanksgiving Crafts
That's My Letter
Door Tags

Hang wooden tags to remind guests and neighbors to be grateful throughout the season.

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Leftover Labels - Thanksgiving Crafts
Pizzazzerie
Leftover Labels

Use these free printable graphics to give guests a goodie bag filled with leftover treats from the big dinner.

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thanksgiving place cards
Camille Styles
Painted Pine Cone

Sometimes, the most fitting decor can be found in your own backyard — and these pinecone place cards get even more festive with an unexpected pop of color.

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Chalkboard Message - Thanksgiving Crafts
My Pinterventures
Chalkboard Message

Put calligraphy skills to good use with a sign that offers a thoughtful message for guests to ponder. Add for an extra-festive feel.

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Golden Corn - Thanksgiving Crafts
Freutcake
Golden Corn Place Cards

looks a little more glamorous with — write guests' name in cursive on the husk for an elegant place card.

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Wooden Art - Thanksgiving Crafts
I Heart Naptime
Wooden Art

A wooden pallet decorated with a sweet message and adds a little rustic charm to any home.

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Candle Holder - Thanksgiving Crafts
Julie Blanner
Corn Candle Holder

Indian corn is a classic décor element of the holiday — this blogger wrapped hers with a to match its color.


Get the tutorial at Julie Blanner »

RELATED: 30+ Easy and Elegant Thanksgiving Centerpieces

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Thankful Tree - Thanksgiving Crafts
Simply Vintage Girl
Thankful Tree

Hang notes of gratitude from this makeshift tree, crafted from twigs you can easily find in your backyard.

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thanksgiving place cards
Teaspoon
Wild Turkey Placeholder

Got a few leftover wine corks? (You knew you were saving them for something.) Dress them up as mini turkeys.

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Pumpkin Vase - Thanksgiving Crafts
A Pumpkin & a Princess
Pumpkin Vase

Hollow out a pumpkin to hold a floral arrangement — make sure to use a fake gourd to ensure it lasts forever.

Get the tutorial at a Pumpkin & a Princess »

RELATED: 25+ Easy Pumpkin Carving Ideas

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Blessings Catcher - Thanksgiving Crafts
The Deans List
Blessings Catcher

This larger version of a dream catcher may not capture all of your bad dreams, but it is meant for collecting all your thankful thoughts. How festive!

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Thanksgiving Crafts
Delineate Your Dwelling
Plate Banner

This little DIY banner is the perfect size for a pretty, decorative plate. Happy T-Day, y'all!

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