Skip To Content
  • Thanksgiving badge
Posted on Nov 4, 2013

30 Cute And Clever Ways To Decorate For Thanksgiving

Nary a hand-turkey in sight.

1. Make an ice cream cone cornucopia.

squidoo.com

A cone-icopia, if you will. They're incredibly easy and (bonus!) totally edible.

2. Create simple table settings your guests can personalize.

abirdsleap.com

You can take a break from stuffing your faces by going around the table and saying what everyone is thankful for.

3. Pears and cloves make a helpful reminder.

jessicaburns.com

Directions here.

4. So do books.

etsy.com

And you don't even need to destroy any to do this easy DIY. You can also buy them here.

5. Celebrating Thanksgivukkah?

buzzfeed.com

Fill your cornucopia with gelt, scatter dreidels around the table, and if you can somehow get your hands on a squirrel menorah, definitely do that thing.

6. Pilgrim-yarmulkes are super easy to make yourself.

buzzfeed.com

Just paint a buckle gold and hot-glue it to a microsuede yarmulke.

7. Write out the menu on chalkboard-painted chargers.

8. Make Thanksgiving fortune cookies.

houseoflavandeblog.blogspot.com

Write one thing you're thankful for inside each one.

9. Fall foliage makes for simple place cards.

countryliving.com

Enlist someone with great handwriting to help.

10. Or use rosemary wreaths.

spoonforkbacon.com

They're adorable and smell great.

11. Or little gilded pumpkins.

marthastewart.com

Martha Stewart's gilding liquid legitimately makes anyone look like a world-champion DIYer.

12. Go ahead and gild all the fruit.

chatelaine.com

Maybe leave some for eating purposes.

13. Pinecone fire-starters make cute and useful place cards.

14. Make apple candles.

15. Use gourds to serve small appetizers.

16. Walnut halves make great individual spice holders.

17. Pumpkins are nature's fondue pot.

rachaelraymag.com

Get the directions here.

18. Fold napkins turkey-style.

19. Paint a burlap runner.

shopruche.com

This would make an awesome craft for kids, too.

20. Play pumpkin tic-tac-toe.

itsoverflowing.com

It'll make the kids' table the place to be.

21. Make a tree of thanks.

22. Dangle little felted acorns wherever you desire.

etsy.com

They're available here.

23. And weensy felted pumpkins.

etsy.com

Get them here.

24. Learn how to felt acorns yourself.

mrspollyrogers.com

Directions here.

25. Make a pear-turkey.

craftsunleashed.com

Another rad craft to keep kids busy while the grown-ups are cooking/drinking/yelling at sports.

26. Make sure guests know where you live with a house-marker pumpkin.

27. Make a diorama inside a pumpkin.

sweetpaulmag.com

Get the directions for this enchanting idea here.

28. Spice up candles with colorful fall foliage.

marthastewart.com

Get the directions here.

29. Show your thanks with a colorful banner.

poppytalk.com

Directions here.

30. Have a leftover-packaging station to send your guests on their way.

kojo-designs.com

Get these free printables here.

Want awesome DIY tips in your inbox three times a week? Sign up for the BuzzFeed DIY newsletter!

Newsletter signup form