Clever DIY Decorations for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner Centerpiece

Get creative when you’re thinking of decorating your family’s annual Thanksgiving dinner table! // Photo Source: Owoto

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and if you’re looking to jazz up your family’s annual holiday dinner with some fun yet inexpensive decorations, then you’re in luck! Put your artistic skills to good use and check out these wonderful DIY suggestions on sprucing up your Thanksgiving dinner table. From inventive placeholders to creative napkin displays, here are some great ideas on how you can charm your family for the holiday even before they dig in to the scrumptious Thanksgiving feast waiting for them.

Table Setting With a Twist

Table Setting

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Everyone has something to be grateful for every Thanksgiving. In the spirit of the holiday, transform your usual table setting into something that your dinner guests can put their list of things to be thankful for.

Herbal and Aromatic


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If you’re making placeholders, consider using sprigs of rosemary and transforming them into miniature wreaths which looks great and festive—not to mention it’s a great-smelling decorative piece, too!

The Midas Touch

Gilded Decorations

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Why gild the lily when you can push it further and gild something more appropriate for Thanksgiving like a pumpkin? And while you’re at it, why stop at gilding pumpkins when you can gild all the vegetable things?

Turkey Napkins

Turkey Napkins

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There are so many ways to fold a table napkin that it’s practically an artform in its own right. So don’t just settle for a boring folded or rolled design when you can transform a simple piece of cloth into a turkey!

A Conversational Thanksgiving Piece

Tree of Thanks

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You want to make a big statement on your Thanksgiving dinner table display? Then feast your eyes on this amazing centerpiece which allows your guests to hang slips of paper with their messages of thanks.

Scenes in a Pumpkin

Pumpkin Diorama

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When you think of carving pumpkins, you’d normally associate the activity during Halloween when making jack-o-lanterns. For Thanksgiving, a carved pumpkin means fewer haunting scares and more holiday whimsy.

All of the Fall Lights

Flaming Foliage Candleholders

Photo Source: Martha Stewart

Fall is the time when trees display a spectacular palette of warm colors suitable for Thanksgiving. Gather up some colorful fall foliage when creating a candle holder that augments the vibrancy of the leaves.

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