7 Creative DIY Thanksgiving Home Décor Ideas

Decorating for Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be stressful or cost a lot of money. In fact, you can have fun creating Thanksgiving decorations using inexpensive materials that you can find at your local craft store or even in your own backyard! Whether you are looking to incorporate nature or achieve cohesion within your home, these seven DIY Thanksgiving home décor ideas give you the freedom to create décor that fits your style.

1. Autumn Leaf Luminaries

Embellishing glass jars is the perfect way to bring autumnal vibes into your home. Thoroughly clean the mason jars, ensuring that any label and sticker residue has been removed. You can use real leaves that you gathered from your own backyard or take a trip to your local craft store for artificial ones. Using a sponge brush, paint a thin layer of mod podge on a small section of the mason jar. Allow the mod podge to become tacky before placing a leaf onto the painted section. Paint an additional thin layer of mod podge on top of the leaf to seal your work. Enjoy unique candle or fairy light holders while reusing and recycling those empty glass jars you keep in your pantry.

 2. Ribbons on Pumpkins and Gourds

Pumpkins, squash, and gourds—oh my! Whether you use real vegetables or ones that you find at your local craft store, adding an extra touch of personalization to these festive foods will elevate any shelf, dining table, or fireplace. Using a hot glue gun, apply lace trim, ribbons, or hemp yarn to match your style. Add a dash of farmhouse charm by using ribbon with a buffalo check print. For those who prefer a modern glam look, consider using sparkly or metallic accents. Decorating squash, pumpkins, and gourds is an easy way to cater to your personal style.

3. Burlap Bows

Burlap is a common textile that you can find in many different variations at both craft stores and home décor shops. Burlap is the champion textile for the holiday season and has a cozy, rustic reputation that will instantly warm up your home. With a spool of burlap ribbon, you can tie endearing bows around candles, wreaths, and even dining room chairs. This seasonal fabric will fit right into bohemian, cottagecore, Scandinavian, and farmhouse designs.

4. DIY Banner

Creating your own Thanksgiving banner is not only inexpensive, but something that can be reused year after year. With string, cardstock, and some scissors, you can design a banner that fits in nicely with the interior of your home. DIY holiday banners give you the creative freedom to pick the colors, font, and even the message that the banner spells out. Decorate your Thanksgiving banner with autumnal foliage or other elements that create a festive look and invite an atmosphere of gratitude.

5. Thankful Tree

Not only does a thankful tree work as decoration, but it is also an activity that makes the most out of the Thanksgiving spirit. Gather a few twigs or tree branches from outside and place them in a vase or mason jar. You can add small rocks to the bottom of the vase so that the branches can stand erect. Using a pair of scissors, paper, a hole puncher, and some string, create some leaf-shaped ornaments. As a family, roommates, or on your own, write what you are grateful for on your leaf ornaments and place them on the tree branches. You can leave a few ornaments next to the tree, so that guests can participate and add their expressions of gratitude throughout the month.

6. A Kraft Paper Table Runner

Similar to the thankful tree idea, a kraft paper table runner is an inexpensive way to make your home look festive while staying focused on what it means to give thanks. Kraft paper can look chic with the right dinnerware and centerpieces. When dining with friends and family, keep markers nearby and encourage your guests to write what they are thankful for on the table runner. Writing down sweet sentiments of gratitude is an excellent way to reflect, keep spirits high, and spark conversations at the

7. Pops of Pinecone

Put on your shacket and head outside to collect some fallen pinecones. These well known pods are excellent for DIY crafts, as they can be used for a variety of projects for both beginner and seasoned crafters. Simply place dried-out pinecones in small spaces on your shelves or in a decorative bowl to make an easy centerpiece. Create a pinecone garland using hemp cord and drape it across your mantel. Cover the pinecones with wet glue and generously sprinkle orange, red, and gold glitter for a glamorous upgrade. For the advanced crafter, use pinecones to create an inviting wreath for your front door.


Making your own home décor for the holiday season can be both fun and inexpensive. Which Thanksgiving DIY home décor projects are you gravitating towards? Show us your creative masterpieces by tagging @WalkerEdisonCo on social media.