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10 DIY Thanksgiving Decorations

Tis the season for holiday decorations. Try these DIYs to spruce up your home for Thanksgiving.

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Paper Bag Turkey Doggy Bags

These cute doggy bags are a fun craft for the whole family. Make them ahead of time and fill them with goodies for a pre-party snack. Or send leftovers home with your guests in these DIY Thanksgiving decorations.

To make these turkey doggy bags, all you need are glue, construction paper and paper bags. Trace your hands to create the turkey’s tail, and make the head the shape of a bowling pin. Fold the legs like an accordion and glue them to the bottom of the bag. You can get creative with the shape of the eyes, beak and feet.

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DIY Cornucopia

To make a DIY Thanksgiving cornucopia, start with a triangle of chicken wire. Curl it into a cone and cover it with burlap. You could leave it at that, or you could hot glue straw or twine over the burlap. Fill it with flowers or gourds and use it in your Thanksgiving tablescape.

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How to Make Thanksgiving Decorations with Pumpkins

Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween. Paint them with Thanksgiving phrases and place them on your counter or front step. Use them to make pumpkin pie after your guests go home, or add them to your compost pile.

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How to Make Garland Thanksgiving Decorations

Garland is another easy DIY Thanksgiving decoration. Cut out turkeys or leaves and string them on twine across doorways and windows. This decoration folds up for easy off-season storage.

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Paper Turkey DIY Thanksgiving Decorations

Paper crafts make great DIY Thanksgiving decorations because you probably have all the necessary tools and materials on hand. Fold the paper tail feathers like an accordion to add some fun texture. Or cut different shapes for a more personalized tail.

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Pinecone Turkey

Craft feathers, googly eyes and a pinecone come together to make this adorable little turkey. Use them to decorate your mantle for Thanksgiving. When Thanksgiving is over, repurpose the pinecones in another holiday display.

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Festive Thanksgiving Bouquet

Pumpkins make delicious desserts and gorgeous fall décor. Cut off the top and scoop out the seeds, then fill it with your favorite fall flowers. Fake flowers will work if fresh aren’t available.

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Fall Table Runner

Table runners are practical, and they can also be pretty. Lay out burlap or decorative fabric, top it with wood and decorate the whole thing with miniature pumpkins and fall leaves.

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Paper Cup Turkeys

These paper cup turkeys are a good craft for little and big kids. For little ones, pre-cut the feathers. Big kids can trace and cut their own.

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Pumpkin Turkeys

If woodworking is your thing, these funny pumpkin turkeys are the DIY Thanksgiving decoration for you. Use a jigsaw to cut the parts out of wood. Paint them in festive colors and stick them into pumpkins.

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Fall Flower Wreath

Wreath making is a handy hobby for every holiday. Start with a plain grapevine wreath and adorn it with flowers or fall foliage. Use reds and yellows for a Thanksgiving wreath.