10 Thanksgiving DIYs You’ll Want to Jump On Now

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As the weather gets colder, I find that there is nothing cozier than staying inside, curling up in a blanket, and getting my fall craft on. Fall crafts tend to rely heavily on the changing of seasons so the décor often comes cheaply: branches, pumpkins, corn. All I have to do is walk outside and bring some clippers! Here is a collection of some of my favorite DIYs that are simple enough to get done in an evening in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving Decor DIY
Images: (1) Catch My Party, (2) Ruche, (3) Inspiration for Home, (4) Martha Stewart, (5) Martha Stewart,, (6) Project Wedding, (7) Sas Interiors, (8) Aha Modern Living

  1. “Happy Thanksgiving” garland. This garland made of felt spells out a simple “Happy Thanksgiving.” It’s perfect décor for a mantle or over a door.
  2. Table runner. This simple table runner requires minimal supplies and little skill so that anyone can do it! Plus, it’s super cute.
  3. Glass pumpkins. How beautiful are these pumpkins?! You can use leftover Halloween pumpkins and spray them with glass spray. Easy!
  4. Corn garland. Nothing says fall more than corn, am I right?! Turn that corn into a garland and display it as a grand entrance to your home.
  5. Bronze gourds. Spray those left over Halloween gourds with a metallic bronze or copper spray. My mom has been doing this for years and it always looks so stately at the entrance of our house.
  6. Pinecone name tags. Go on an outdoor adventure collecting pinecones and turn them into place settings.
  7. Branch centerpiece and candle holder. I LOVE this one! Placed on a long table runner it makes a beautiful impact. I think I’m going to make this one!
  8. White pumpkins. Another painting idea but so lovely. Transform those orange pumpkins into a more subtle tone for Thanksgiving.
  9. “Give Thanks” garland. (top left) Make a Thanksgiving garland for a beautiful vignette.
  10. Twine Pears. (top right) Wrap light bulbs in twine to make them look like pears. So clever!

How are you decorating for Thanksgiving? Do you have a go-to or are you looking for new ideas?

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Brittany Watson Jepsen is an American designer and crafter who just returned to America after 2 1/2 years in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark. Her motto is "a creative mess is better than tidy idleness" and she lives each day accordingly. During graduate school for interior design she spent one summer working for designers Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble and another summer studying textile design at the Danish Design School. She created her blog, The House That Lars Built, as a way to keep her designing and crafting. She currently runs her blog and her etsy shop, where she sells her home accessories and paper flowers.