thanksgiving decorations

These cheap and easy Thanksgiving decorations will spruce up your home and your Thanksgiving table. There are Thanksgiving centerpieces, mantel displays, candles, wreaths, table settings and much more! These festive decorations are sure to impress your guests.

The trick to affordable Thanksgiving decorations is to use your natural surroundings. Do you have pine trees and maple trees in your backyard? Then use them in your decorations! If you can find cheap pumpkins, gourds, apples or cranberries, then buy them to use for your Thanksgiving decor and work with what you have in your home already (vases, candleholders, jars, etc.).

Items You Can Get at Dollar Tree:

  • glass vases, jars and bottles
  • glass candleholders
  • candles (tea light, votive, pillar, jar and more)
  • twine and raffia
  • maple leaves
  • acorns
  • burlap
  • Kraft paper
  • ribbons
  • fall florals
  • wreath forms (wire, foam, willow, etc.)
  • crafting supplies (Mod Podge, glitter, spray adhesive)
  • picture frames

Crafting Supplies You May Need:

  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors
  • craft knife
  • acrylic paint ($0.50 per bottle at Walmart)
  • spray paint ($1-$3 at Walmart)
  • paint brushes
  • Mod Podge
  • stencils

Home Accent Thanksgiving Decorations

cranberry candleholderCranberry Filler Candleholder
glass bowl candleholder  + vanilla pillar candle + cranberries + twine


Floating Candles in Cranberry Water
glass bowl + water + cranberries + tea light candles

mason candle acorn jarAcorn Mason Jar Candleholder
mason jar with metal handle  + white votive candle + acorns

maple leaf candleMaple Leaf Twine Wrapped Candle
pillar candle  + twine  + large maple leaf

Floating Candles
cylinder vase + sticks + floating candles

cinnamon stick candle holderCinnamon Candle
cinnamon sticks + twine + small pillar candle

Sage Candles 
sage + white pillar candles + twine

Fall Leaves Banner
fall leaves + twine + book page leaves + clothespins

Give Thanks Free Printable Banner

Be Thankful Banner
brown lunch bags + a black marker + black ribbon

Pinecone Garland
pinecones + ribbon + o rings + hole punch

Hanging Pinecones
burlap ribbon + pinecones + floral wire

DIY Hanging Pinecones
pinecones + acrylic paint + wire + ribbons +  hoop for hanging

Framed Leaf
fern branch +  old books + Mod Podge + picture frame

Give Thanks Printable

Gratitude Board
assorted paper + push pins + linen-covered cork board

The Thankful Tree
sticks + wooden chalkboard tags + chalk + gallon jar + nuts + burlap + ribbon

Abundance Seed Balls
foam balls + a variety of beans and seeds + paint
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Be Thankful Wood Sign
wood & stain + nails + burlap ribbon + lace + twine + white paint + letter stickers or stencils

Leaf Bowl 
pack of maple leaves + plastic bowl + Mod Podge + Krylon Triple Thick Glaze

Wreath Thanksgiving Decorations

Give Thanks Wreath
grapevine wreath + burlap + black acrylic paint + glue gun + twine

Indian Corn Wreath
mini indian corns + straw wreath + hot glue gun

Corn-Husk Wreath
Corn husks + Straw wreath + T pins + Glue gun
You can get the t pins at a hardware store for $3

Corn Husk Wreath
dried corn husks + a straw wreath + u-pins + dried flowers + ribbon (for hanging)

Give Thanks Wreath 

DIY $5 Fall Wheat Wreath
wire wreath + paddle wire +wire cutters + wheat

DIY Fall Wheat Wreath II
straw wreath + wide burlap ribbon + floral pins + 5-6 bundles of wheat

Turkey Wreath
burlap+ wire wreath + autumn tulle ribbons + brown, red and yellow felt for body

Gobble Wreath
foam wreath + brown burlap ribbon + letters +orange acrylic paint + burlap for flowers
Here is a tutorial for how to make the burlap flowers

DIY Turkey Tulle Wreath
foam wreath + acrylic paint + foam ball + foam cone + red foam sheet  + brown yarn  + tulle
You can get all the foam items at Dollar Tree.

Wreath of Thanks
brown burlap + foam wreath + pins + free printable leaf template

Giant Thanksgiving Wood Tags
plywood + clear semi-gloss poly  + jute rope + clear monofilament + black paint


Centerpiece Thanksgiving Decorations

Fall Mason Jar Centerpiece
Assorted fall color acrylic paints + twine + mason jars + fake flowers + floral foam (optional)

Thanks Bottle Centerpiece
wood letters + acrylic paint + brown spray paint + glass bottles + wheat

Thanks Mason Jars
mason jars + burlap ribbon + chalk paint + acrylic paint & stencils for letters + fall florals
You can get the jars, ribbon and florals at Dollar Tree

Give Thanks Mantel Centerpiece

Apothecary Jars of Nuts and Beans

Pumpkin Candleholders
melon baller + tea light candles + mini pumpkins

Apple Tea Light Candles
lemon juice (preservation) + tea light candles + apples + melon baller

Pumpkin and Candle Centerpiece
Mini Pumpkins + White Pillar Candle + Candle Tray

Log Candle Centerpiece
drill with large drill bit + tea light candles + mini pumpkins + maple leaf garland

pumpkin vaseMini Pumpkins Vase
mini pumpkins  + large glass vases (Goodwill – $2-3)

Gold Pumpkin Pail Centerpiece 
pumpkin pails + foam pumpkins + maple leaves + gold spray paint

Thanksgiving Inspired Gold Table Decor
craft pumpkins  + burlap table runner + votive holders + pinecones + gold Christmas garland

Copper Pumpkin Centerpiece
dollar store plastic pumpkin pails + faux  flowers + spray paint + rice

Pinecone Centerpiece
wood salad bowl + pinecones + glass jar + pillar candle

Maple Leaf Candleholder
You can make your own hurricane candleholder for $2. Here is the tutorial

Wheat and Cranberry Vase

pumpkin fruit basketPumpkin Basket
Black Fruit Basket (Thrift Store – Goodwill – $3) + Polyfoam Pumpkin and Gourds (Dollar Tree or Walmart)

Bittersweet Berry Vine Pumpkins

Pumpkin Candleholder
craft pumpkin + fall leaf garland + white pillar candle

Mini Pumpkin Tree
Cylindrical vases + birdseed + branches + mini pumpkins + twine
You can get the vase and twine at Dollar Tree

DIY Magnolia Pumpkin
craft pumpkin + faux magnolia flower + glue gun + gold metallic paint pen

Acorns & Mums
vases and candleholders + acorns + orange mums

Bittersweet Berries in a Vase

Mini Pumpkins on Candlesticks
You can get wood candlesticks for under $2 at thrift stores and spray paint them any color you want

Hollowed Out Gourd Candlesticks

Fall Leaf Vase
Sticks (Free) + Maple Leaves (Dollar Tree) + Glass Vase (Dollar Tree)

Thanksgiving Vase
split pea kernels + popcorn kernels  + dry beans + twine + orange pillar candle + glass vase

Give Thanks Bottles
acrylic paints + letter stencils + wine bottles + raffia

fall centerpiecePumpkin and Fall Berry Tray Centerpiece
Foam Pumpkins and Gourds (Dollar Tree) + Fall Berries (Dollar Tree) + Maple Leaf Pack (Dollar Tree) + Candle Tray

DIY Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece
Faux pumpkin + Styrofoam block + Fall florals + Hot glue

Thankful Pumpkin Centerpiece
white craft pumpkin + black Sharpie

Wheat Pitcher Centerpiece
white pitcher + wheat + mini pumpkins

Dollar Tree Thanksgiving Candle
glass vase + popcorn kernels + natural raffia + pillar candle

White Pumpkins and Pine Cones
pine cones + acorns + fake pumpkins + candleholder + glass vase + fall stems
You can get a candleholder and vase at Dollar Tree


Glittered Pumpkin Centerpiece
foam pumpkin + glitter blast spray paint + drill with large drill bit + tea light candle + clear spray


Table Thanksgiving Decorations

Maple Leaf Napkin
raffia + napkin + maple leaf

Hanging Leaves Garland
fishing line + fall leaves

Maple Leaf Placecard
large maple leaf + gold spray paint + black Sharpie

Gold Dipped Holiday Glasses
Gold Spray Paint + Masking Tape + Wine Glasses
Only thing you can’t get at Dollar Tree is the gold spray paint, but you can get it at Walmart for $3

Burlap Napkin
paper towel rolls +burlap + mod podge + buttons + raffia + hot glue gun

Printable Give Thanks Utensil Holders 

Give Thanks Place Cards
kraft-colored card stock + hole punch + thin ribbon + free printable

Pumpkin Leaves Free Printable
mini pumpkins + Kraft paper + twine + pen

Rosemary Wreath

Holiday Table Idea
burlap runner + pine branches + pinecones + mandarin oranges

Fall Table 

Thanksgiving Place Card
Burlap + Card stock + White Sharpie + Small Clothespins + Glue  + Glitter

Raffia Wrapped Fall Colored Napkins

Thanksgiving Printable Napkins
 white cotton napkins + printable iron on transfer sheets

Thankful Pine Cones
small pine cone + brown paper bags + twine

Pumpkin Placeholders
mini pumpkins + circle punch + straight pins + glitter + mod podge

Pumpkin Stamped Napkin
Cotton napkins + Stamps + Pigment ink stamp pads

Natural Thanksgiving Napkins
wheat + twine + placecards + cloth napkins

burlap table clothBurlap Table Cloth
White Table Cloth ($9 to $15, depending on size) + Burlap Cloth ($1.99/yd at Jo Ann) + Twine (Dollar Tree)

Burlap Utensil Holder
burlap ribbon + button + artificial maple leaves + glue gun

Give Thanks Table Runner
kraft paper + white paint pen

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