Homemade Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

Thanksgiving is a time to be around your family and make the best memories. Besides the delicious food, you can also craft cool but surprising ideas that will bring fun while celebrating the spirit of thanksgiving. The decorations can range from fortune cookies to personalized table settings. Whichever the approach you come up with, there are various ways to craft homemade decorations where some of the ideas are discussed below.

Gilded fruit

There’s no better way to create a gorgeous edible centerpiece than with a gilded gold fruit. Besides being used for decoration, you can use the fruit to make Golden Apple Pie after the party. To achieve this gilded fruit, you would need a fresh fruit (pears or apples), sugar glue, about 24 Karat edible Gold Leaf Sheets as well as disposable foam brush. The primary goal behind this idea is to add the fruits in a bowl, base, or a small plate.

Leaf/Tree decorations

A Thanksgiving tree is the ultimate way to bring out a Thanksgiving-y day. You can make it using twigs, stationery, paint samples or anything that can be used to write your messages as well as some construction papers. On the construction papers, you can write the things you are grateful for or let the guests do it as they place the papers on the twigs. Alternatively, you can use dry, but not brittle, fern branch to portray an expensive antique with a framed nature decoration.

Wrapped Votives

Take the tabletop décor to a whole new level by scattering harvest-scented candles on the Thanksgiving table. To make these votives, place the candles in glass votive cups and envelop the vessels using tamale-making husks. It’s essential to ensure the husks are first placed in warm water to make them flexible then wrap each one around a votive cup by holding them with a rubber band. Lastly, twist a thin husk by tying it around the center of the candleholder and removing the rubber band.