Thanksgiving Crafts

Sure, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving is the food. But without the right festive touches—pretty table settings, place cards, a floral centerpiece—your turkey dinner can feel like any other meal. With a grocery list that likely feels never-ending, we can understand why purchasing anything else may feel out of the question—why not try our favorite Thanksgiving craft ideas instead? If you only have a few minutes, grab that trusty mason jar and transform it into a pretty candle or a fun candy favor for the little ones. Or, if it wouldn’t feel like a holiday unless you went all out with the Thanksgiving crafts, create a wreath to welcome guests to your home, decorate gourds for your mantle, and make a decked-out table runner. Rather outsource to the children? There’s a long list of Thanksgiving crafts for kids, including DIY centerpieces and table décor, to keep your little ones busy while you juggle the shopping and the cooking.

5 Table Runners You Can Make in Three Steps or Less

Dress up your Thanksgiving table with one of these easy DIY runners. Pair it with a plain tablecloth and a simple centerpiece—your table will be all set for a festive (and delicious) feast.

5 Natural Thanksgiving Place Card Holders That Are Incredibly Easy to Make

Set your table with all the trimmings—including these simple and elegant DIY accents.

7 DIY Thanksgiving Table Decorations for Kids

These crafts are a fun way to get your kids involved with Turkey Day prep. When you’re done making them together, ask them to help set the table too.

10 Thanksgiving Activities That Will Keep Kids Busy During Dinner

From printable placemats to DIY scavenger hunts, these activities will ensure you can enjoy your meal (mostly) in peace.

10 Thanksgiving Flower Arrangement Ideas From the Pros

Create a dreamy, artful centerpiece for your seasonal gathering with these easy tips.

5 Adorable Thanksgiving Centerpieces Your Kids Can DIY

Keep children occupied with these projects while you focus on making the meal.

6 Thanksgiving Door Decorations to Amp Up Your Curb Appeal

Make your house the most festive one on the block with these easy DIY outdoor decorating ideas.

5 DIY Place Cards to Dress Up Your Thanksgiving Table

Once you’ve picked out the staples—the tablecloth, the dishes, and the flowers—a few simple additions, like these creative and festive do-it-yourself place cards can tie the whole table together. From gilded and fanciful to cute and practical, we’ve put together a collection of pretty place cards to fit every style. 

5 Gourd DIYs to Make You Excited for Fall

They might have bumpy textures and odd shapes, but you can craft with them from Halloween until Thanksgiving.