11 Thanksgiving Crafts to Start Now for Setting Your Holiday Harvest Table

Thanksgiving crafts for the table.

Check out these Thanksgiving crafts for tablescaping your harvest table.

With Halloween just around the corner, that means that there’s a little over four weeks to get ready for Thanksgiving. If your family is like most American families, then Thanksgiving is the most important food holiday of all time, and that is some serious business. There is so much to do to prepare. Not only do you have to plan the menu around everyone’s food allergies and sensitivities, come up with the seating arrangements (it is an election year after all), order the organic free-range turkey and figure out who is bringing dessert. But you can’t overlook those Thanksgiving crafts you want to make for the table. While you aren’t necessarily Martha Stewart that doesn’t mean you can’t have a stunning table that will wow your guests, and hopefully keep your politically conservative and liberal uncles distracted enough that they behave at the table.

Because you have enough to do without having to look up creative DIY Thanksgiving crafts for decorating the table, we’ve done that work for you. Here are some great Thanksgiving crafts you can make ahead of time to add some beauty to your harvest table. Mix and match whatever ideas strike your fancy.

Thanksgiving Crafts to Make Your Thanksgiving Table Pop

  1. Goldleaf Centerpiece – Stick with nature, but go glamorous with this idea for painting leaves and twigs gold and using a 4” x 4” wood block to secure them.
  2. Doily Table Runner – Sew doilies together to make this shabby chic table runner.
  3. Pine Cone Placards – Use pine cones to hold hand-lettered placards.
  4. Wheat Centerpiece – Add dried wheat and other dried grasses to a vase tied with a ribbon bow for a dramatic centerpiece.
  5. Acorn and Twine Napkin Rings – It can’t get more simple than this.
  6. Pine Cone Centerpiece – Keep is simple with pine cones and a tabletop sconce.
  7. Indian Corn Placecards – Use ribbon and colorful Indian corn with hand-lettered cards.
  8. Kids’ Table Giant Coloring Printable – Not so much a DIY project as a great printable. This coloring page can be printed out up to 36″ x 48″.
  9. Ribbon Tied Utensils – Adding ribbon is one easy way to jazz up your table.
  10. Turkey Folded Napkins – Learn to fold cloth napkins in the shape of a turkey–you know you always wanted to learn how.
  11. Burlap Utensil Holder – Make these stenciled burlap utensil holders with just some paint, burlap and a hot glue gun.

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Top Image: Nick Bastian Tempe, AZ


Jen Wallace

Jen Wallace shares her indie life by writing about making, creating, cooking, learning, playing, decorating, and pretty much anything else that strikes her fancy from indie biz tips to the modern history of the American hemline.