6 Easy DIY Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

6 Easy DIY Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so we decided to outline 6 easy steps that will transform your home into a fall-themed oasis for the holidays. These stunning, budget-friendly ideas will have your guests impressed, and get you in the right mindset for giving thanks.


1. Make a good first impression.

Set the festive mood with the exterior of your home. Use classic elements like pumpkins and leaves outside, or use a chalkboard to send a personalized message as a fun alternative to a wreath.

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2. Extend your Thanksgiving decor to your living room.

We know the table (and food) is the star of the show, but we love the look of bringing the festivities into your entertaining space. Check out the pumpkin filled fireplace, strung leaves, and fall colors on the fireplaces below.

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3. Use unexpected colors for your table decor.

Make a statement with your tablescape by using fun colors and materials. Take classic items like pumpkins, berries, and leaves, and paint them. We can’t get enough of the elegant look of rose gold and the moody warmth of the blue tablescapes.

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4. Set the mood with candlelight.

Candles are a must-have on the dining table, and we are crazy about these homeowners who got creative and made Pinterest-worthy lights. Try taking fall items like apples, pears, or pumpkins and use them as candleholders.

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5. Get crafty with place cards.

Think outside the box when it comes to seating and use classic Thanksgiving elements as place cards. Try adding humor with the handmade ‘cork turkey’, or use paint and a pen to turn a pear into a cardholder.

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6. Last but not least, remember what Thanksgiving is all about!

It’s easy to get caught up in the stress of the holidays and forget that Thanksgiving is about coming together and giving thanks. We love these easy DIY ideas that incorporate ‘thanks’ into the decor. Why not try a ‘thankful’ placemat or jar?

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We hope you take this inspiration and create some truly special pieces for your holiday gathering. It will pay off!

Tag us in your holiday decor photos on Instagram @decoratorapp and we’ll feature our favorites 💜