Crafting is a super calming activity, and it takes you away from your phone! Besides being a fun and relaxing way to spend your free time, it can help save you money on seasonal decorating. Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to harness your DIY skills. Not to mention, Thanksgiving crafts can make great party activities for adults as well. So whether you still need Thanksgiving table essentials or are just looking for a fall diversion, these DIY and craft projects for adults will do the trick. If you like gold accents, try gold tipped foil place cards for diners or gold foil napkin rings. Or if you like decorating pumpkins, try making concrete pumpkins or cinnamon pumpkin candles. Do you serve mini cakes for dessert? Trendy Thanksgiving Cakes. No matter what you are looking for or need, there is sure to be an activity on this list that you will love to create and display this year.


Oversized terrarium centerpieces

Want to give your Thanksgiving table an earthy vibe this year? Use one or two oversized terrariums as centerpieces. All you have to do is buy the glass bottles and fill them with your choice of sand and plants!



Marigold garland

For a Thanksgiving decoration that isn’t too overtly themed and doubles as a holiday craft activity, make this marigold garland.

Get the tutorial on Cheetah Is the New Black.

BUY NOW Floral arrangement kit, $ 18


Grateful Banner

It’s so pretty that you’ll want to leave it on all year round. Glue gun skills are required for this one.

Get the tutorial on Tell, Love, and Party.

BUY NOW Red thread, $ 8


3 tier crown

Between the three-tiered brass ring wreath and the eucalyptus garland, this mantle is ready for its close-up.

Learn How To Make The Raised Thanksgiving Wreath From Sugar & Charm.

BUY NOW Darice brass ring, $ 7


Gold dipped place cards

Take your generic white prints and throw them in the trash. These place cards are beautiful and you can get the kids involved by having them collect leaves in the yard.

Get all the details at Lark & ​​Linen.

BUY NOW Gold spray paint, $ 12


Dried Floral Door Decor

Instead of a wreath, hang a gorgeous DIY bouquet on the Cheetah Is the New Black. It’s a fun Thanksgiving DIY to make on your own while you get your house ready for guests, or as a Friendsgiving party activity.

BUY NOW Peach satin ribbon, $ 7


Fall paper cut lantern

This year your Thanksgiving table will be alight. No one will believe that these are made of paper.

Get the tutorial from Lia Griffith.

BUY NOW Construction paper, $ 13


Braided wire napkin rings

No sewing is required for these pretty pink napkin rings. We love the use of texture and the eucalyptus sprig. You can also replace any greens you have.

See how it’s done at Flax & Twine.

BUY NOW Merino wool yarn, $ 23


Leaf garland

If you can wield a pair of scissors, you can make this leaf garland.

Get the tutorial on A Beautiful Mess.

BUY NOW Scissors, $ 6


Balloon centerpiece

For a super fun centerpiece, make a table runner with balloons in fall colors. Add faux leaf and berry accents for an elevated touch. Your guests are sure to be impressed!

See more at Sugar & Cloth.

BUY NOW Orange, confetti and white balloons, $ 13


Autumn wine charms

Because seriously, this isn’t a vacation without wine. Make sure everyone knows which glass is theirs with these adorable charms.

Read Lia Griffith’s steps.

BUY NOW Paint pen, $ 9


Leaf Bowl

Bring the fall foliage indoors with a bowl made of leaves. Fill it with pine cones and you’ve reached the drop peak.

Get the tutorial on Mod Podge Rocks.

BUY NOW Modge Podge, $ 13


Napkin rings

These gold foil napkin rings look very expensive, but they’re actually the result of clay, fresh leaves, spray paint, and super glue.

See how it goes at Sugar & Cloth.

BUY NOW Gold spray paint, $ 12


Table runner sheet of paper

If you want to be really sentimental, write what you’re grateful for on the sheets of this paper centerpiece.

Get the tutorial on Momtastic.

BUY NOW Scissors, $ 10


Thanksgiving Cakes

These cute mini cakes are totally edible. If you don’t plan on serving a cake, you can garnish pies with them or use them to decorate your table.

Get the full tutorial on Alana Jones-Mann.

BUY NOW Gum paste, $ 17


Concrete pumpkins

Is Orange Killing Your Thanksgiving Table Color Palette? If so, you need these insanely chic concrete pumpkins.

Get the tutorial on Sugar and Charm.

BUY NOW Concrete paint, $ 8


Pumpkin with glitter polka dots

All you need are glitter and glue to dress up your Thanksgiving gourds.

Learn how to make them at Sugar & Cloth.

BUY NOW Glitter paint, $ 20


Pumpkin Cinnamon Candles

These will make your home smell like pumpkin pie, and that’s all we need to convince.

Get all the details on Hello Glow.

BUY NOW Soy wax, $ 27

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