20 Thanksgiving Decorations – Decorating ideas and crafts for Thanksgiving


If you’re having Thanksgiving this year, you might be thinking of ways to serve up a feast that’s as eye-catching as it is delicious.

Setting the stage for a bountiful Thanksgiving Day is all about color, and the fall season offers plenty of that. Take inspiration from all that Mother Nature has to offer during the fall months, from the rich reds and coppers of falling leaves to the bright oranges and yellows of pumpkins and gourds.

Even so, you have countless opportunities to put your own spin on Thanksgiving decorations, whether it’s with hand-stitched details, unexpected color palettes, or additional personalization.

Here, find festive ways to set a charming table, host a statement centerpiece, dress up your front door, and decorate every corner of your home in its Thanksgiving best. The best part: All of these ideas are easy (and relatively cheap) to DIY, and we’ve got the tutorials to prove it.

Reverie on the porch

Fireplace filled with pumpkinsYou’ve had enough of them in the kitchen without having to worry about keeping a fire going in the living room as well. You can always add warmth to the room with a cleverly arranged group of pumpkins and gourds placed over the hearth.

Get the Porch Daydreamer tutorial.

acorn coasters

thanksgiving decorations acorn coasters
Seasoned Housewife

It’s the season for pumpkin spice lattes and other hot beverages. Don’t forget to place a festive coaster under each steaming cup, like these adorable acorn mugs.

Get the tutorial at Seasoned Homemaker.

Decoupage pumpkins

pumpkin carving thanksgiving decorations
porch dreamer

Fall is the perfect time for pumpkin carving. Avoid the mess and make it kid-friendly with these no-cut carving pumpkins. You can paint real ones or buy fake ones, depending on the look you want.

Get the Porch Daydreamer tutorial.

Moody Centerpiece

thanksgiving decorations pumpkins and candle centerpiece
Crafted by Hunts

Pumpkins and squash are a Thanksgiving staple. Give them your personal touch with spray paint.

Get the tutorial on Crafted by the Hunts.

Enchanting entrance

thanksgiving decorations entrance
Liz Marie Galvan

Make your guests feel right at home the moment they walk through the door by decorating your foyer or entryway with plush throws, taper candles, and seasonal accents.

Get the tutorial on Liz Marie’s blog.

Elegant tablescape

elegant table thanksgiving decorations
Michelle Madison’s Lifestyle Television

Break out of the typical fall colors with this silver and gold table decor. It’s an easy way to elevate your family feast into a stylish get-together.

Get the Michelle Madison Lifestyle TV Tutorial.

Mini Harvest Quilts

thanksgiving decorations cup mat
Seasoned Housewife

These mini quilts can be used as placemats or wall decor, depending on your preference.

Get the tutorial at Seasoned Homemaker.

Garland of paper sheets

paper leaf wreath thanksgiving decorations
Make fun frugal

Garland isn’t just for the winter holiday season. With colors like burnt orange, gold and deep reds, this paper leaf garland will warm up your mantel, stairway or door frame.

Get the tutorial on Making Frugal Fun.

Comfortable display

hygge thanksgiving decorations
hygge gathering

Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is the Danish word for feeling cozy and comfortable. Sound like your dream Thanksgiving? Then make it a reality by layering different colors, textures, views and scents.

See more at Hygge Gathering.

Fall Star Quilt

thanksgiving decorations autumn star quilt
Seasoned Housewife

Beginners will be able to tackle this project made up of simple squares and half squares. Choose festive fall colors or other muted hues that blend well with your existing decor.

Get the tutorial at Seasoned Homemaker.

string pumpkins

thanksgiving decorations yarn pumpkins on string
Crafting in 5 Minutes by TheSoul Publishing

Turn the orange yarn into mini pumpkins, then string them on an empty wall, window or fireplace.

Get the tutorial on 5-Minute Crafts by TheSoul Publishing.

velvet pumpkins

velvet pumpkin thanksgiving decorations
Make every day an event

Your pumpkin pie tastes velvety, but these pumpkins are made with real velvet. How sweet for the eyes!

Get the tutorial on Make Every Day an Event.

Wire Wrapped Vases

thanksgiving decorations glowing vases
Crafting in 5 Minutes by TheSoul Publishing

Fall flowers are in bloom, so have vases handy. Go for bright colors like the ones shown here, or pick something that matches the rest of your Thanksgiving theme.

Get the tutorial on 5-Minute Crafts by TheSoul Publishing.

copper pumpkins

copper pumpkin thanksgiving decorations
Make every day an event

These copper pumpkins are a chic look for your table, but who knew they could be so easy to create! Just grab a metallic spray and you’re ready to shine.

Get the tutorial on Make Every Day an Event.

Table decoration with citrus fruits and cloves

thanksgiving decorations citrus tablescape
Tamara Gibson Photography for Emily Burton Designs

If you’d rather spend more time preparing food than table settings, opt for this quick and easy setup. The best part: your guests will think it took you hours!

Get the tutorial on Emily Burton Designs.

mosaic crown

mosaic wreath thanksgiving decorations
The Godard school

Crayons and coloring books are a great way to keep kids entertained, but this Thanksgiving DIY goes even further. Your little turkeys can cut out pieces of construction paper and glue them into a crown shape for a craft that doubles as decoration.

Get the tutorial at Goddard School.

Pearl pumpkins

beaded pumpkin thanksgiving decorations
DIY with my boyfriend

For a fresh take on the traditional pumpkin, try creating these beaded beauties.

Get the tutorial on DIY With My Guy.

Rustic table runner

table runner thanksgiving decorations
Seasoned Housewife

A table runner can turn a bare table into a seasonal scene in seconds. Here, the burlap lends rustic charm while the fabric leaves bring color.

Get the tutorial at Seasoned Homemaker.

Glitter napkin rings

napkin ring thanksgiving decorations
Make every day an event

Everyone will appreciate watching their manners when their towels are surrounded by something as pretty as these sparkly bees.

Get the tutorial on Make Every Day an Event.

Statement tableware

thanksgiving decorations white plates with stencil greeting
Make every day an event

Upgrade plain white plates bought at the discount store using your Cricut machine.

Get the tutorial on Make Every Day an Event.

Make your Thanksgiving unforgettable


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