5 Thanksgiving Decorations To Prepare From Now

Photo by Nicole Michalou

As busy as fall usually is, don’t let Thanksgiving become that often rushed-through holiday quietly nestled in between Halloween and Christmas! You may already be busy brainstorming ways to decorate for those two holidays. With these DIY Thanksgiving decoration ideas. Just think of the autumnal, harvest-inspired garlands you can hang on your fireplace mantel.

There are also plenty of gorgeous, non-scary pumpkin crafts you can make out of nearly any material—velvet, flannel, or old sweaters to name a few. You can even craft your own rustic centerpiece. We’ve got 5 Thanksgiving decor ideas to inspire you.

1. Thanksgiving Garland

Photo by Ron Lach

Every 21st-century Thanksgiving dinner needs a proper photo opp, and this sparkly garland from A Beautiful Mess would look great as the backdrop for any picture. You can easily make it with card stock, a string, and a stapler—but don’t forget the glitter to really make it pop.

2. Seasonal Door Decor

Photo by Monstera

Save your wreaths for the winter holidays; this smaller, seasonal door hanging is ideal for Thanksgiving. Try using dried flowers or other greens you can find in your yard and tying them together with floral tape or twine.

3. Yarn Pumpkins

Photo by Arina Krasnikova

Yarn pumpkins add an abstract look to otherwise basic decor, and this craft is so simple you can get the kids in your family involved. You’ll use colorful yarn dipped in liquid glue, then form them into a sphere shape by placing them around something round to dry.

4. Thanksgiving Mason Jar

Photo by Brandy

Thanksgiving really is the time to be “full” of thanks, which makes this Mason jar craft all too perfect. Dress it up in plenty of gold details and a bundle of wheat to give it that fall look.

5. Thanksgiving Banner

Gratitude is so important to practice all year, but Thanksgiving reminds us just how essential it really is. Place this stylish banner on a wall to act as Thanksgiving décor—otherwise, it’s a great reminder to display during any season.


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