Home Decor Ideas: Make Your Own Thanksgiving Decorations

Making your own Thanksgiving decorations is not only fun but it is simple. These ideas will save you money in the long run.

Making your own Thanksgiving decorations is fun and easy for you and the whole family. This could be the start of a family tradition for years to come and since most of the materials are found almost anywhere out in nature you won't spend a fortune on supplies. As a matter of fact you will probably find most of your materials in your backyard, your neighborhood or on a family nature walk. What you do not have ready available you can get for little cost at your local farmers market or grocery store because the materials are so abundant this time of year.

Here are some ideas that are natural but beautiful and they will last through the fall holidays so you and your family can enjoy them to the fullest.

For the front door:

Decorating the front door is inviting and will make a charming statement. The front door is the first thing that everyone sees when they come to visit or when passing by. So when choosing a simple welcoming door decoration try something natural like a dried Indian corn arrangement. This is simple and it only takes a few minutes of your time to assemble. All you need is three to six dried Indian corn (any size and color) and some twine, ribbon, or raffia. Bunch your corn together at the base of the dried husks at the top of the corn, then take your ribbon, twine, or raffia and secure the husks together and either tie in a knot or a bow. Secure it to your front door and viola you have a natural arrangement to welcome fall.

Dining Table- Creating a holiday centerpiece:

Thanksgiving is a time when family gathers together around the table so you will want to create an eye-catching centerpiece that will add that extra touch to your holiday table. Here are some ideas to adorn your table or foyer that is made from natural materials and is abundant this time of year.

Pumpkin Vase:

Making a pumpkin vase is simple; all you need is a tall skinny pumpkin and some fresh or dried fall flowers. Take your pumpkin and cut the top off, then you need to clean the guts out and this will make a perfect vase to put your fresh or dried fall flowers in.


Available flowers in the fall include; roses, sunflowers, chrysanthemums, carnations, hydrangeas, cattails, and oak or maple leaves. When you are choosing these flowers keep in mind that fall colors are red, maroon, yellow, gold, orange, brown, and bronze.

Indian corn candles:

Here is an idea that you can add to your centerpiece that is functional as well as beautiful. All you need is a couple of pillar candles (any color or size), some half size Indian corn (ten to twelve depending on the width of your candles), a hot glue gun, and some glue sticks. Take your Indian corn and run a strip of hot glue down the center of the corn, then stick it to the side of your candle (dried husks pointing up) and repeat this step all the way around the candle. For added decoration tie a ribbon, twine, or raffia at the base of the husks.


When burning this candle pull the husks away from the wick and never leave it unattended.

Putting your centerpiece together:

Now that you have completed your pumpkin vase and you Indian corn candles it is time to put your table together. First you need to choose a table runner for the center of your table; this is a basic element for your centerpiece arrangement. Then place the pumpkin vase and flowers in the center of your table and put your Indian corn on either side of your vase. For finishing touches add some natural materials such as; pinecones, small gourds, nuts, and fall leaves throughout the table runner. This is a natural and beautiful way to display the harvests of fall.

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