While there’s no denying that Thanksgiving is all about the food (don’t worry we’re not debating the importance of pumpkin pie here) any good hostess knows that the decor comes in at a close second in the importance department. So before you start planning your holiday menu, don’t forget to plan some time to Thanksgivify your house. From easy tablecloth tutorials to glittery acorns (yes, that’s a thing), here are our favorite DIY decor ideas to make your Thanksgiving as Pinterest perfect as possible.
1. DIY Leaf Garland
What you’ll need: glitter, artificial leaves, Elmer’s glue, a hole puncher, and ribbon
What’s better than an arts and crafts project that gets your hands dirty with a little glitter? This easy DIY leaf garland is perfect to hang above your mantle or over your doorway.
2. Glitter Acorns
What you’ll need: acorns, glitter, and glue
Scatter these festive acorns on your dining room table or place them in a glass vase as your holiday centerpiece.
3. Thankful For Cards
What you’ll need: stencil, card-stock, and a black marker
These adorable cards will remind you of what Thanksgiving’s all about, and it will definitely be a fun conversation starter for your family dinner.
4. Pinecone Place Cards
What you’ll need: pinecones, orange paint, stencil, and paper
Once you gather some pinecones (either store bought or nature found) paint the edges orange and place your stenciled name card onto the top. Not only are they adorable, but if your family is anything like mine, these name cards will sure get rid of the traditional musical chairs-esque scene created at the dinner table.
5. Cranberry Centerpiece
What you’ll need: Hydrangeas, fresh cranberries, wine glass, and water
If you’re looking for a more classical centerpiece, we love this simple idea from Southern Living. Just fill a large wine goblet with water, cranberries, and top with flowers of your choice.
6. Painted Pumpkins
What you’ll need: a small pumpkin and paint
Use this idea and decorate your mantel with sweet sayings to brighten up your living room.
7. Festive Pumpkins
What you’ll need: Copper tape and white paint
Whether you use these fun pumpkins to decorate your table or as an accent around your home, we’re sure you can find some use for them.
8. Wine Centerpieces
What you’ll need: spray paint, wine bottles, and rustic accents
Whoever thought that your old wine bottles could have some use to them? This DIY gives you the freedom to run wild, whether you fill it with rustic harvest stalks or simple flowers, this will make a great table centerpiece and it will give you an excuse to finish up that bottle of wine on your counter (how’s that for a two-in-one?)
9. Leftover Box
What you’ll need: A leftover box and labels
What better way to get rid of leftovers than with this cute stencil idea? It sure beats out having your guests carry pumpkin pie to the car in tupperware.
10. Burlap Tablecloth
What you’ll need: burlap, which you can buy at Jo-Ann Fabrics, fusible webbing, scissors, measuring tape, seam ripper (or pointed tool), cotton dish towel, and iron
Follow this easy tutorial for a DIY tablecloth that you’ll be proud to take out every Thanksgiving holiday.