Cheetah is the new black

While crafting can be an easy way to relax and have fun, it’s also a great way to save money on seasonal decorating. Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to tap into your DIY skills. Plus, Thanksgiving crafts can take a friends party or family affair to the next level. Whether you’re still in need of Thanksgiving table essentials or just looking for a fall diversion, we’ve put together festive DIY projects and adult crafts that will more than suffice. Whether it’s creating gold foil place cards for diners or pouring your own pumpkin and cinnamon candles, there’s sure to be an activity that brings you a treasured memory and new decor. this season.

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A fall wreath is timeless. Craft one out of materials like a vine wreath, berries, and leaves. Give it some Thanksgiving flair by attaching faux pumpkins, gourds, baby corn, and acorns.

BUY NOW Vine wreaths, $17

Both kids and adults will enjoy coloring inside the leaf lines. Draw carefully on real leaves or take a fake approach by coloring artificial leaves or cutting them out of construction paper. Frame a few as wall art or display them in a bowl.

BUY NOW Crayola markers, $2

With handmade coasters you can protect your table and add a festive touch. Create your own design or use the fun and unexpected patterns in this kit.

BUY NOW RISETailorStudio DIY Tufting Coaster Kit, $49

Show your appreciation for your friends and family this season by creating and sending thank you cards. Get crafty by painting leaves in animal designs, like a fox. Glue it to a piece of brown paper and tie some string around it for more detail. Write a sweet note and voila!

BUY NOW Blank brown greeting cards, $17

Complement the real pumpkins in your home with mini felt pumpkins. Bear Creek Felting’s kit comes with everything you need to create one, including detailed instructions from fiber artist Teresa Perleberg and photos of each step.

BUY NOW BearCreekFelting Pumpkin Needle Felting Kit, $21

For an activity that requires a steady hand, cut out tealight holders from red and orange paper. Add small white flowers to enhance the look and display them as part of a centerpiece. Downloading this pattern digitally from Etsy will make the project easier to complete.

BUY NOW Chaiv Floral Tealight Holder Digital Download, $5

Edible crafts can also be used as temporary table decor! Frosting buttery vanilla sugar cookies in the shape of turkeys and leaves will be a soothing and delicious holiday activity.

BUY NOW DIY Williams Sonoma Cookie for Thanksgiving

Decorating kit, $70


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 the sand and plants of your choice!

BUY NOW Sand, $25


Braided yarn 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 submarine in any greens you have lying around.

See how it’s made at Flax & Twine.

BUY NOW Merino wool yarn, $23

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

Get the Cheetah Is the New Black tutorial.

BUY NOW Artificial marigolds, $40

A grateful banner will really convey how grateful you are this season. Use geometric patterns and pom poms for a playful look.

Get the tutorial on Tell, Love, and Party.

BUY NOW Red yarn, $10


Gold Dipped Place Cards

Simple white place cards with gold accents are nice, but these made from foil will take your tablescape to the next level.

Get all the details on Lark & ​​Linen.

BUY NOW Gold spray paint, $9


Dried floral door decor

Instead of a wreath, hang a gorgeous DIY bouquet like Cheetah Is the New Black did here. This is a fun Thanksgiving DIY to do on your own when preparing your home for guests or as a Friendsgiving party activity.

BUY NOW Peach satin ribbon, $10


Autumn Paper Cut Lantern

Set the mood anywhere, from your dining room to your entryway, with paper lanterns. The leaf cutouts make them ideal for displaying all fall.

Get the tutorial from Lia Griffith.

BUY NOW Construction paper, $10

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

Get the tutorial at Sugar & Charm.

BUY NOW Darice brass ring, $8

For a super fun centerpiece, make a table runner out of fall-colored balloons. Add faux leaf and berry accents for an elevated touch. Your guests will definitely be impressed!

See more at Sugar & Cloth.

BUY NOW Orange, confetti and white balloons, $13

Make sure everyone knows which wine glass is theirs with these adorable charms.

Get the tutorial from Lia Griffith.

BUY NOW Paint pen, $9

Bring fall foliage indoors with a bowl made of leaves. Fill it with pinecones and you’ve reached peak fall.

Get the tutorial on Mod Podge Rocks.

BUY NOW Modge Podge, $13

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

Get the Sugar & Cloth tutorial.

BUY NOW Gold spray paint, $11

If you can wield a pair of scissors, you can make this leaf garland in no time.

Get the tutorial on A Beautiful Mess.

BUY NOW Scissors, $6


Paper sheet table runner

If you want to get really sentimental, write what you’re grateful for on the leaves of this paper centerpiece as a conversation starter.

Get the tutorial on Momtastic.

BUY NOW Scissors, $7


Thanksgiving Cakes

These adorable mini cake toppers are completely edible. If you don’t plan to serve cake, you can garnish pies with them or use them to decorate your table.

Get the full Alana Jones-Mann tutorial.

BUY NOW Gum paste, $19

Is orange killing your Thanksgiving table color scheme? If so, you need to make these insanely chic concrete pumpkins.

Get the tutorial on Sugar and Charm.

BUY NOW Concrete paint, $8


Pumpkin with polka dots and sequins

All you need is 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 house smell like pumpkin pie, and that’s all we need to be convinced.

Get all the details on Hello Glow.

BUY NOW Soy wax, $27

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