The holidays are quickly approaching and we are all eager to start celebrating. Before jumping over Thanksgiving to Christmas, let’s start the holiday season with pretty fall crafts.
Today I’ve collected a few lovely craft projects you can complete in a few hours. Decorate your home for Thanksgiving with any of these pretty and easy craft projects.
Fall Decor Crafts
These golden glowing candle holders are a great addition to any décor style. Sparkle and Chemistry take you through the process of creating these candle holders for your home. With easy to find and inexpensive supplies, you can make these candle holders in one day. They look amazing on a mantle, table, centerpiece, or entryway.
| Options | Use leaf colors to match your decor or theme. Or try artificial flower petals.
Use a gold permanent marker to write a phrase on the jar such as “Thankful”, “Gratitude”, “Love”, “Family”
Substitute the raffia for a plaid or solid color ribbon
A fall centerpiece is a perfect way to celebrate the arrival of fall. It is a simple, natural, and chic piece for your table, bar, or countertop. This autumn topiary centerpiece encompasses all the wonderful elements of fall. It is elevated from ordinary using a sculpted shape, classic use of boxwood, and fall with the season fruit. Topiaries are classic in landscape designs and add a sophistication to interiors.
| Options | Use different fruits such as pears, persimmons, tangerines, lemons, or limes
Add sprigs of thyme or rosemary to introduce an herbal fragrance
Gold and white are elegant details for your décor. The Glitter Guide painted the turkey a shimmering gold to carry the theme. Then, simply used gold paint to write “thanks” and other phrases on white pumpkins.
This craft is simple and elegant. It adds the glow of gold to your home and glitter for the eye to dance upon.
| Options | Try a different metal tone paint – mirror-like silver, warm copper, or aged bronze
Add bits of glitter for sparkle
Paint in color – deep auburn, Merlot, sage green, rusty-red, and persimmon orange
Glitter fall leaves. Fall leaves are an iconic symbol of the incoming fall season. Adding glitter in the deep autumnal colors adds complexity to the leaves. House of Jade Interiors Blog has a terrific tutorial. Learn how to make gilded leaves with Boxwood Clippings.
| Options | Not looking for a garland? Use these on the tablescape for the Thanksgiving feast
Create a tree with old branches in a jar of acorns. Hang the leaves.
Dangle the glitter leaves from a chandelier or light fixture over the table.
Attach to a store-bought grapevine wreath for the door
Use in a centerpiece display of acorns, branches, pumpkins, or anything you like
I admit to having a blog crush on at Somewhat Simple. When I saw this project I knew it would be a fantastic addition to share with you.
Tashia from Home Inspired Bliss has a terrific tutorial here with supplies list.
| Options | Glitter just the tops or bottoms
Use different colors – deep purple, turquoise, or mossy greens
Paint the bottom (or top) and glitter the other
Leave some of the natural peaking through the glitter
Color It Fall
Not into glitter? These painted acorns are perfect for your decor. Choose any color combination to paint your acorns. Sprinkle them throughout your tablescape or fill glass vases. Unoriginal Mom has a great tutorial here.
Leftovers In Style
I am loving this idea! Rarely, if ever, do we run out of food on Thanksgiving. The ladies in our family always want to show off our cooking skills and delight our families with delicious treats. At the end of an amazing meal, there are leftovers to share. These bags are fun and clever. Share your leftovers with fun. Visit Pizzazzerie for the printables.
Combine your love of nature and chalkboard into this wonderful craft. Create a thankful tree using tree branches, nuts, mason jar, and chalk board painted wood discs.
A lovely item to place near the front door. Reminding everyone to stay thankful and express gratitude. Visit Simply Vintage Girl here.
Thankful Cards – Printables
Use what you find in the yard. Find autumn leaves, pinecones during a walk, and season fruit. Use it in the center of your table to display thankful cards from each member of the family. A perfect dinner-time activity and conversation starter. Here is the printable.
When you are done crafting and creating, cutting, gluing, and glittering. Enjoy a delicious cocktail.
Pier 1 shares this recipe here.
At the end of all the crafting and decorating, make yourself a nice Moscow Mule and relax. I discovered this cocktail during a Napa Valley weekend getaway. I must say it is a tastiest drink! I especially love these copper mugs with the sugared cranberries.