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30 Best Thanksgiving Crafts

30 Best Thanksgiving Crafts

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning for the holiday season. While we may associate Thanksgiving with delicious food and quality time with family and friends, it’s also a great opportunity to get creative and show off your DIY skills!

Whether you’re looking for fun activities to do with kids or want to add some festive decorations to your home, here are 30 of the best Thanksgiving crafts to try this year.

1. Pinecone Turkeys by Diy Candy

Create adorable turkeys using pinecones as the body. Add felt for the head and colourful paper for the feathers, making a fun and easy craft for kids.

2. Thanksgiving Wreath by Meaningful Mama

Craft a beautiful wreath using autumn leaves, pine cones, and small pumpkins. This decorative piece can warmly welcome guests at your front door.

3. Gratitude Tree by First Palette

Make a gratitude tree by writing what you’re thankful for on paper leaves and attaching them to a small tree branch in a vase — a wonderful centerpiece that fosters thankfulness.

4. Handprint Turkey Cards by Mom Spotted

Using paint, children can make turkey-themed cards from their handprints. These make heartfelt gifts for family members and a keepsake to treasure.

5. Pumpkin Placeholders by The Happy ever Crafter

Transform miniature pumpkins into charming place card holders by carving a small slot in the top. They’re perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner setting.

6. Leaf Mason Jars by Rhythms of Play

Decorate mason jars with autumnal leaves (real or faux) using Mod Podge. Add a candle inside to illuminate the beautiful fall colours.

7. Crochet Pumpkin Coasters by Repeat Crafter Me

For those who love to crochet, create a set of cute pumpkin coasters. They not only protect your table but also add a festive touch.

8. Burlap Table Runner by Marvelous Mommy

Craft a rustic table runner from burlap. Add some paint or fabric leaves for a themed decoration that complements any Thanksgiving table.

9. Felt Leaf Garland by Happy Happy Nester

Cut out leaves from different coloured felt and string them together to make a garland. Drape it over a fireplace or around a doorway to add a cozy fall feel.

10. Corn Husk Dolls by Instructables

Experiment with crafting traditional corn husk dolls. These can be made simply or with intricate detail for a unique piece of home decor.

11. Paper Pumpkin Centerpiece by Marin Mommies

Create a stunning centerpiece by making paper pumpkins. Use different shades of orange for a vibrant, eye-catching display.

12. Quilted Table Mats by Diy Joy

Sew quilted table mats using fall-themed fabrics. This not only adds colour to your table but also showcases your sewing skills.

13. Acorn Necklaces by Flamingo Toes

Make whimsical necklaces using acorns. Paint them or leave them natural for a lovely autumn accessory.

14. Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar by Sippy Cup Mom

Build anticipation with a countdown calendar. Fill envelopes or boxes with little notes of gratitude or fun fall activities for each day leading up to Thanksgiving.

15. Leaf Impressions Art by Julie Measures

Collect leaves of various shapes and sizes and use them to make impressions on clay or with paint on paper, creating beautiful works of art.

16. Turkey Feather Place Cards by Almost makes Perfect

Cut feather shapes out of cardstock for place cards. Guests will love finding their spot at the table with these bespoke markers.

17. Felted Acorn Ornaments by Sprouting Wild Ones

Combine wool roving and real acorn caps to craft charming felted acorn ornaments. They make for beautiful autumn decor or Thanksgiving gifts.

18. Apple Candleholders by Domestically Blissful

Core apples and place small candles inside for a sweet-smelling and unique table decoration.

19. Leaf Candle Jars by Crafty Morning

Wrap jars with autumn leaves and secure them with twine. When you place a candle inside, the leaf silhouettes create a beautiful glow.

20. Fabric Turkey by Adventures of a Diy Mom

Sew a cute fabric turkey as a festive decoration. Use varying patterns to add personality and charm to your creation.

21. Harvest Corn Mason Jars by Live Like you are Rich

Fill mason jars with layers of dried beans, peas, and corn for a colorful and thematic tabletop accent.

22. Give Thanks Banner by View Along the Way

Craft a banner that spells out “Give Thanks.” You can use burlap, paper, or fabric for the letters, strung together and hung as a reminder of the season’s spirit.

23. Pinecone Place Cards by Honestly Yum

Write each guest’s name on a tag and attach it to a pinecone for a natural, rustic place card. You can also paint the pinecones for a pop of colour.

24. Cinnamon Stick Candles by One Hundred Dollars a Month

Bind cinnamon sticks around candles with twine. The warmth of the candle will release the cinnamon scent, filling your home with a cozy aroma.

25. Clay Leaf Bowls by Redted Art

Mold clay into small bowls and press leaves into the surface for a textured, leaf-shaped pattern. These can hold trinkets or serve as decorative pieces.

26. Wine Cork Pumpkins by Diy Candy

Glue wine corks together in a pumpkin shape and paint them orange. Add a piece of cork or wood for the stem for a chic, recycled decor item.

27. Gourd Votives by Eeep

Carve out mini gourds or pumpkins and place votive candles inside for a charming autumn light source. You can also add paint or carve designs for an extra touch.

28. Thanksgiving Memory Book by Green Kid Crafts

Create a book where each year, guests can write what they are thankful for. This becomes a beautiful keepsake filled with cherished memories.

29. Pom-Pom Turkeys by Growing up Gabel

Craft turkeys using yarn pom-poms for the body and felt for the head and feathers. These fluffy decorations are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

30. Beaded Corn Cobs by Smart School House

String together yellow, white, and orange beads in patterns that mimic the look of corn cobs. These can be used as decorations or as part of a fall-themed craft project.

These 30 Thanksgiving craft ideas offer a wide range of activities to suit every age and skill level, from simple paper projects to more intricate sewing or crocheting tasks. Whether you’re looking to create festive decorations, thoughtful gifts, or just want to engage in some seasonal crafting, there’s something here for everyone. Each project not only adds a touch of homemade warmth to your Thanksgiving celebration but also provides a wonderful opportunity to create lasting memories with friends and family.