Thankfulness Tree Mural

As the leaves and temperatures drop, bring the beauty of the vibrant fall landscape into your home. This craft repurposes your stash of brown paper grocery bags to make a grand tribute to gratefulness.

Pumpkin Stamped Place Cards

Those mini pumpkins and gourds are oh so cute. In addition to putting them on display, put them to work—as stamps!

Beaded Napkin Ring Holders

How to personalize your Thanksgiving table this year? Bring the kids in to help! Adding a child’s creative touch to an otherwise sophisticated scene can really soften the tone of a room and introduce more character.

How to Make the Kid’s Table More Fun

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a very busy time of year. When it’s finally time to sit down to a meal many hands have prepped for hours, grown-ups want to do just that: sit.

Stamped Pumpkin Runner

Customizing home décor doesn’t have to be complicated. If you team up with your kids, it can be a fun afternoon activity as well as a way for them to contribute to the Thanksgiving meal. We’re going to stamp a runner onto a tablecloth.

3D Thankfulness Tree

Turn pickup sticks from a chore to a game, and make a three-dimensional tree to celebrate the season and reflect on all there is to be grateful for this time of year.

Mini Twists for Your Thanksgiving Recipes

Good things come in small packages. Give a mini twist to some of your favorite holiday appetizers, sides and desserts to surprise and delight friends and family. These recipe ideas will add a little fun to your festive Thanksgiving menu!


Three Steps for Achieving “A-List” Pumpkin Bling

It’s easy to turn into a fab pumpkin stylist and elevate a humble squash right to the top of the A-list for your glam Halloween party. If everyone is dressing up for an elegant evening, make sure your pumpkins are dressed in formal wear, too.

Glittered Mini Pumpkin Place Cards

Add some drama to your autumnal tablescape with these glittered-stem mini pumpkin (or gourd) place cards! Pick pumpkins or gourds in colors that coordinate with the rest of your day’s decorations.

Candy Maize Ears

Resembling harvest-hued maize ears, these candy-filled party favors are the perfect takeaway for your Thanksgiving guests.

Gratitude Journals

Turn an everyday notebook into a keepsake for remembering to be grateful long after Thanksgiving. Your guests will remember your thoughtfulness long after the tryptophan has worn off.

Dipped Walnut Place Cards

These stacked walnut place cards make for an easy but updated table setting that works with both traditional and contemporary décor. Partially dipping the walnuts in white paint adds a modern, minimalist edge.

Rustic Bundled Place Cards

For a rustic, elegant tablescape, use baker’s twine to tie a simple cardstock tag to tiny bundles of 3”-4” twigs.

Clay Wishbones

Everyone deserves to make a wish on Thanksgiving! While the bird may only have one wishbone to break, all can share in the wish-making fun with these easy-to-prepare clay wishbones that will add a festive flair to your holiday tabletop.

Simple DIY Eucalyptus Wreath

Created by: Sharon Garofalow, Cupcakes and Cutlery

I like to go all out with my holiday cooking and keep my decorations on the simple side. This DIY Eucalyptus Wreath uses only a few supplies and takes just a few minutes to make. When hung on the front door, it’s a nice way to welcome guests. It could even be used as part of a cool table centerpiece. One bunch of greenery will make several wreaths. Consider sending smaller versions home with your guests!

Leaf Balloon Pop Game

Created by: Amy Christie, this heart of mine

All holidays need an extra “pop” of excitement and balloons filled with a bit of confetti or candy are just the thing. Play this pop-tastic game with friends and family, young and old. It might get a little rowdy, but it’s full of fun.

DIY Rustic Wood Flower Centerpiece

Created by: Laura Franklin, Food Fun Family

The Thanksgiving season means festive feasts with family and friends. Make the table even more inviting with a homemade, rustic floral centerpiece. Repurpose sticks from the backyard to create something of beauty that can be enjoyed for years. Because this centerpiece is made to fit over an existing flowerpot, it can be used over and over again. Just change the flowers out for a whole new look.

Thanksgiving Thankful Jar

Created by: Laura Franklin, Food Fun Family

‘Tis the season for enjoying moments with family and friends, sharing traditional foods together and – of course – giving thanks. This Thanksgiving, make the feast even more special by writing down the things you’re grateful for and then sharing them with each other around the holiday table.

Pumpkin Ice Bucket

Created by: Sharon Garofalow, Cupcakes and Cutlery

The holiday season is upon us, which means we’ll be hosting our family and friends often. Make your table extra festive with a Pumpkin Ice Bucket! It’s fast to make and adds such a fun touch to your bar area. Although I’m showing my ice bucket holding white wine, you can easily use it for soda, sparkling cider or champagne.

Friendsgiving Fringe and Watercolor Invitation DIY

Created by: Lauren Saylor, A Fabulous Fete

We all know that Friendsgiving is all about spending time with loved ones, and of course, delicious food. So this usually has us focusing on recipes, shopping trips and coordinating dates and times to get everyone there. But how about taking a few minutes to pick up a few supplies from the grocery store, and inviting your guests in style (instead of a text message)? Follow this simple DIY to make fringe and watercolor invitations that will wow your guests.

Paper Chain Photo Booth Backdrop

Created by: Amy Christie, this heart of mine

What’s the best part of the holidays besides the food? Taking photos! Photos with family, photos with friends, photos with everyone! Give your pictures a special pop with a paper chain backdrop. Paper chains are a cinch to make, use simple materials and can made in any color you want.

Thanksgiving Pomander

Created by: Danielle Cheever, Envision Pretty

The holidays bring around special traditions every year. Decorating the Thanksgiving dinner table with a bowl of pomander – oranges with cloves – is something I've done every single year with my family. This is one of my favorite simple DIY projects that brings everyone together. The aromatic aftermath is simply amazing and the smell lingers for days!

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