2 Fun and Easy DIY Thanksgiving Crafts

With the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner, I put together a few crafts to get me into the holiday spirit. I know, a lot of people have started putting out Christmas decorations already and have moved straight on to Christmas. But, if you’re feeling crafty and looking for some easy DIY Thanksgiving crafts to do for the remainder of fall, I’ve got some ideas for you.

Decorative Wood Plank

Supplies Needed::

Stenciled wood plank supplies for DIY Thanksgiving crafts

Both the wood plank and stencils are reasonably priced and delivered quickly through Amazon Prime. I already had a stack of tempera paint at home so I used that to create my colors. 

Instructions::

I did a few practice rounds before painting directly onto the wood plank. 

After I practiced a few times, I used painters tape to hold down the stenciling on the board exactly where I wanted it. Next, I mixed my colors to get the color variations of brown, green and orange that I wanted. And then I carefully painted on the board.

After I painted, I let it dry completely in the sun before removing the stencil. 

I’m planning to use this as décor piece sitting on my entry table, but also think it would make a cute and festive Thanksgiving charcuterie board. 

This was fun and one of the easiest to make of the DIY Thanksgiving crafts. I’m really happy with how it turned out!

DIY Toilet Paper Pumpkin

I’ve seen this idea on Pinterest and always wanted to try making them myself. However, I got a little giggle out of it when I first thought about making these. You know, because back in March toilet paper was such a hot commodity, and nobody would have ever thought about making pumpkins out of toilet paper. But here I am. I chose this black and white checkered buffalo plaid. 

Supplies Needed::

  • Roll of mega roll of toilet
  • 18-20 inch Favorite fall/Thanksgiving fabric
  • Green/orange ribbon or yarn 
  • 4 inch branch or cinnamon sticks

Instructions::

  • Unroll your toilet paper roll 10-15 times to get a loose and rounder look and then re-wrap
  • Lay out the fabric and place toilet paper roll in the middle
  • Tuck the fabric into the center
  • Tie the ribbon around the branch/cinnamon stick and stuff it into the center

Toilet paper pumpkin with black and white checked fabric and cinnamon stick stem

These were super easy to make and they turned out cute!

I hope you’ll try these DIY Thanksgiving crafts and love them just as much as I do. Would love to hear if you’ve tried them out. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


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Katie is a born and raised Midwesterner. She graduated from college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in December of 2008. After college she decided to take a leap of faith and moved to Houston in April of 2009. A month later she met her husband David at her apartment complex swimming pool, and I guess you could say the rest is history. She now resides in Katy, TX with her husband David and their two children Avery {December 2014} and Myles {April 2017}, and will be welcoming another little boy this fall. Before kids, Katie had a career working in Commercial Real Estate, but once her daughter was born she figured out quickly that being a stay-at-home mom was something that she was destined to do. Her passions include in no particular order :: drinking coffee, collecting jewelry, fashion, fitness, cooking, politics, and crime/detective related Netflix series. In her free time you can catch her spending time with family and friends, drinking a glass of red wine, watching sports with her husband, trying out the latest hot spot restaurant, traveling, laughing, and not taking life too seriously.

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