DIY Thanksgiving Decor

Contrary to popular belief, Thanksgiving decor comes after Halloween and BEFORE Christmas.


So we found 5 easy and cheap decoration ideas you can put up for the 3 weeks before the 100s of Santa themed items come out from the basement.

thanksgiving decor
Passionate Penny Pincher

What you need:

  • unpopped popcorn kernels
  • candle (as many as you want to make)
  • deep jar (get the same amount as you did candles)
  • ribbon of your choice

This is super easy. Fill a glass jar with popcorn kernels and place the candle on top. Tie a cute ribbon or some raffia around the base of the jar and you are good to go!

Bonus: You can also create words by using shorter jars and smaller candles and adding a decal sticker. Spell out “Thanks” “family” or “fall” with the letters on the jar!

Credit: Passionate Penny Pincher


diy decor

What you need:

  • Medium sized flower pot
  • Circular tray (I would suggest getting the pot first and making sure the pot sits about an inch or two inside the lip of the tray)
  • Glue
  • Black Paint (spray paint I assume would work best here)
  • White craft paint + foam brush
  • Embellishments of your choice

Glue the tray and the upside down flower pot together, let it dry and then use the black paint to cover the two evenly. Use the foam brush and white paint to create the “belt” on the hat. Add any embellishments you chose! These can be leaves, gold belt buckles, pumpkins, etc.

Credit: Hip 2 Save

thanksgiving decor

What you need:

  • Faux pumpkin
  • Carving knife
  • Flowers

The pictures pretty much explain this one. Just make sure you get the right size pumpkin for your flowers or vice versa.

toilet paper covered to look like pumpkins

What you need:

  • Toilet paper
  • fall fabric
  • Fake leaves
  • old toilet paper rolls (or replace them with cinnamon sticks to add a nice smell)

Cut enough fabric to wrap around the roll of toilet paper. Tuck the fabric into the top hole, pin in place along with a fake leaf. Fill center with rolled up toilet paper rolls or a couple cinnamon sticks wrapped together with a rubber band.

thanksgiving decor

What you need:

  • A Jar
  • Thin Rope
  • Cranberries
  • Bundle of Wheat

Fill your jar with some cranberries, fill with the wheat and tie some thin rope around the jar to finish the look! Easy as pumpkin pie.

Credit: Mandi Being Crafty