The holiday season is in full swing, and while it’s easy to get swept away with Thanksgiving, creating festive crafts should still be easy on your wallet. So, with that in mind, we put a list together of 15 of the best DIY Thanksgiving crafts videos that will make you thankful for autumn weather and family gatherings.
Break out the glue gun and let’s get crafty!
1. Turkeys and More Turkeys
Try alternative materials like feathers for the tail. Turn a walk into a scavenger hunt for pinecones. Add embellishments and make turkeys representing each member of your family. Add names to the front of the turkeys and you have adorable place cards holders. The turkeys are limitless.
2. Thankful Pumpkins
These crafts provide for kids (and adults) to get into the spirit of the holiday. Express gratitude on strips of paper that become pumpkins. After the holiday, these become heartfelt keepsakes.
3. Festive Fall Indoor/Outdoor Wreath
Combine different items from the Dollar Tree (or similar store) to make simple but stylish decorations. Using splatter screens, silk flowers, and ribbon, this wreath can hang on a front door or in the home.
4. Fall Burlap Wreath
This wreath has many options for embellishment. It starts with a wireframe and burlap ribbon, both available at the craft store. Add silk flowers, wire ribbon and pumpkins to add fall country flair.
5. Handdrawn Plates, Nut Wreaths, and Mason Jar Centerpieces
The folks a Better Homes and Gardens have put together seven crafts that anyone, even the craft-challenged can do. With step-by-step instructions in the video, you’ll be making these items in no time.
6. Gifts for Thanksgiving? Sure!
Express your thanks with a handmade gift. These are super cool, easy to make, and really impressive. How about custom stenciled coasters, or a keepsake box for the host?
7. Wildflower Swag Wreath
Another Dollar Tree special. This swag uses raffia, mesh ribbon and silk flowers to achieve a beautiful country look. It adds a rustic finish to a mantle or doorway.
8. Light-Up Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Dressing a table with everlasting flowers is nice. Add a light-up pumpkin, and you’ve got something extra special. The Dollar Store will have everything you need. The video instructions make this craft as easy as it is beautiful.
9. Gilded Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Gilded pumpkins and mums make this sophisticated centerpiece ready to highlight any table. This versatile centerpiece can also be adapted to another holiday this season whenever you want. Just swap out the pumpkins for berries and snowflakes for a winter holiday.
10. DIY Fall Garland
Ribbon, fall foliage and fruit make this a stunning garland. Use your own ribbon choices to match your home decor or theme. Like with the gilded Thanksgiving centerpiece above, you can change out elements to make it work for other holidays as well.
11. Fall Window Box Centerpiece
This box would make a beautiful addition to a mantle, outdoor window ledge, or table. The wood grain shelf paper lends to the box’s homemade appearance.
12. Sophisticated Fall Tablescape
It may be hard to believe, but discount retailers like Dollar Tree provide the supplies for creating sophisticated decor. You just need inspiration and your own imagination to put something together that wows the crowd. Fortunately, these folks have made videos of the best DIY Thanksgiving crafts to help you out.
13. Yarn Pom Pom Garland and Mason Jar lights
For the tween or teen who wants to decorate their room, these three crafts easy and super cute. The yarn pom pom garland is outstanding.
14. Fall Porch Decor
Who says that decorations have to be indoors only? Not us! This video shows easy instructions for simple and sweet porch decorations that welcome the season.
15. Reuse and Recycle Old Decor
What should you do with the outdated decor you don’t use anymore? Repurposing old decorations with a fresh coat of paint and some tricks shown here will revitalize what you already have.
These videos show how you can make Thanksgiving crafts that will enchant family and friends. From tots to adults, country to cosmopolitan there’s something here for everyone. These crafts are budget-friendly and don’t require more than your inspiration and imagination.