The most important Thanksgiving Day decorations would be the dining table decorations which includes the centerpiece, place cards, place mats, candle sticks and napkin rings/holders. If you have the table decorations, you can do without the banners and wreath (which is great if you are on a budget!)
The best decorations as always been the hand-made/home-made decorations (maybe because it comes from the heart). A few ideas for Thanksgiving include mini haystack or fall leaf place card holders, a platter of fruits and vegetables or a big pumpkin as the table centerpiece.
Cornucopia Felt Silverware Holder - Make this Cornucopia silverware holder out of felt. This is a great Autumn / Fall craft.
Give Thanks Yarn Turkeys Centerpiece - These yarn turkeys are sooo easy to make and so cool to look at. Everybody at teh Thanksgiving table gets a paper feather...writes what the yare thankful for...and then sticks it into the back of the Turkey.
Great Ideas for Thanksgiving Dinner Table Placecards - Here are our favorite Thanksgiving placecard crafts from around the net.
Haystack Thanksgiving Placeholders - Decorate Your Thanksgiving table with these mini haystacks.
How to Make Walnut Shell Napkin Rings - Find out how to make these napkin rings for the Thanksgiving table out of walnut shells.
Make Faux Leaf Placecards - Learn how to make these imitation leaf placecards (in other words, they look like leaves, but they aren't really).
Make Thanksgiving Pilgrim Placeholder Cards - Everyone will know their place at the Thanksgiving table with these printable, foldable Thanksgiving pilgrim placecards.
Napkin Holder Doll for Thanksgiving Dinner Table Decorations Crafts - This pretty doll will hold your napkins or cutlery for you at thanksgiving dinner. Today we are going to share an idea for making a ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ Dinner Table Napkins or Silverware Holder to use as a decoration at your Thanksgiving dinner table. Below you will find instructions for this Thanksgiving table decoration.
Thanksgiving Fall Leaf Placeholder Cards Decoration with Special Message - Help your mom get prepared for Thanksgiving dinner!! Here is a personalized Thanksgiving place card craft that your guests will love so much. Its easy to make and is going to make your friends and family feel very special this Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Greeting on Pebbles & Stones Table Decoration - Have a free afternoon? Go out for a walk, pick up some pebbles them and use them to make a thanksgiving greeting. Its so easy that even pre- school kids can do it!! This crafts activitiy would make a great Thanksgiving table decoration or even centerpiece. Below you will find instructions for this Thanksgiving table decoration.
Thanksgiving Harvest Celebration Glass Jars Craft - Celebrate harvest by displaying a colorful display of ingredients from your kitchen. It will be a great way to decorate your table this thanksgiving. You can be as creative as you’d like. Below you will find instructions for this Thanksgiving table decoration
Thanksgiving Popsicle Sticks Decorational Centerpiece or Place Setting Card - Popsicle sticks (aka crafts sticks or ice cream sticks) are easy to find. You can either save them up after eating popsicles or buy some from a craft store. Popsicle sticks are great for different crafts. Today we are going to share an idea for making a ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ Dinner Table Centerpiece or to use for each guest’s place setting card.
Thanksgiving Thankful Pinecone Turkeys - Have all the dinner guests at the table put thankful feathers into the pinecone turkey.
A Platter of Nature's Harvest Centerpiece - A trip to the garden, orchard, or grocery store will provide all the ingredients you'll need to make this delicious looking fall centerpiece using fruits and vegetables. What a lovely tribute to the generosity of Mother Nature!
Apple Candleholders to Make for Thanksgiving - This traditional-looking holiday centerpiece uses real apples as candleholders. You can vary the shape of the arrangement and number of candles to fit any table.
Apple Candlesticks - This unusual table centerpiece is ephemeral - but it's beautiful while it lasts.
A Pretty Thanksgiving Place Card Making Directions - Guide guests to their seats with seasonal place cards made from pretty patterned paper, ribbon, and printed names from your computer.
A Table with Character (Thanksgiving Basket) - Two cross-stitch projects feature Pilgrims and Native Americans. This is the first of two... After you've added the cross-stitch design, fill the basket with fresh flowers for a fitting holiday centerpiece.
Beaded Fruit Centerpiece - Display a collection of beaded fruit by setting each piece on a pedestal of silver or crystal.
Candles and Leaves - If you haven't decided what to put in the center of your table, this quick and beautiful centerpiece idea may give you some inspiration.
Candles With Bows - There couldn't be a much easier way to dress up your Thanksgiving table. Just embellish your candle holders with colorful, autumn candles, and then attach pretty bows.
Candy Cobs Making Instructions - Filled with hard-shelled candy or after-dinner mints, these miniature corncobs add a sweet finish to your holiday meal.
Colorful Turkey Caddy - Add a touch of color - and order - to the kids' table with this clever marker holder. To inspire holiday artwork, use plain white butcher paper as a tablecloth, or just supply a few sheets of paper.
Corn Print Place Mats - Reserve an ear from your cook pot to print a colorful set of these holiday place mats.
"Corny” Table Toppers - Fun is written all over these Thanksgiving place cards and napkin ring holders.
Country Topiaries - Turn miniature pumpkins into tabletop topiaries accented with raffia bows as the finishing touch.
Create a Turkey Napkin Holder - If you're looking for a simple yet fun Thanksgiving craft to do with your children - then look no more. Not only will your kids love making these turkey napkin holders, but they will be eager to help set the Thanksgiving table with these colorful little gobblers.
Decorative Rim Pumpkin - This informal centerpiece comes alive with a gathering of candles surrounded by autumnal elements.
Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece (Pumpkin, Flowers and Gourds) - This lovely centerpiece brings together the symbols of autumn in an arrangement that glows like a perfect fall day. You can use this on your Thanksgiving table or any special occasion in the fall.
Edible Turkey Feather Thanksgiving Centerpiece - Kids will have a blast helping out in making this craft project. Surely they will, for this turkey won't last through dinnertime!
Elegant Table Centerpiece - Follow this easy tutorial on how to create this stacking plates centerpiece/vignette. Doing this is quite easy, don't take up too much space, and it's a real eye catcher.
Elegant White Miniature Pumpkins - White pumpkins, also known as "ghost pumpkins," are an elegant change from the orange variety. Use a tablescape such as this for a formal dinner or a modern look.
Evergreen Centerpiece - Put together this centerpiece a few days before Thanksgiving. Later, simply remove the fall flowers and add red flowers and holiday decorations for a long-lasting Christmas Centerpiece.
Exclusive Thanksgiving Coloring Placemats - Kids will surely be kept preoccupied while coloring these exclusive place mat designs as they wait for the Thanksgiving meal.
Floral Pumpkin Arrangement - For a spectacular centerpiece that your guests will think you took hours on, consider making a floral filled pumpkin centerpiece.
Fruit and Candle Centerpiece - Create an easy dining table centerpiece for Thanksgiving using just fruits and some candles!
Fruit and Flowers Platter Centerpiece - Fill a platter for an impressive table decoration. If you think only Moms can make this Thanksgiving craft project, then it's about time that you surprise her by making your own to decorate that dreary dining table!
Golden Gourds - Stack these painted gourds on a glass cake plate to create an elegant display.
Good Manners Napkins : Decorating Thanksgiving Tables Crafts for Children - These sweet napkins remind us to use good manners at the table.
Harvest Linens - Stamped with potato-print acorns and leaves, these linens lend a child's imprint to an autumn table or a holiday feast.
Hatband Napkin Rings - These miniature toppers are both functional and stylish - they'll organize your napkins and brighten your table.
Kids' Native American Thanksgiving Centerpiece - Use your creations to make a centerpiece or as placeholders for each guest.
Leaf-Imprinted Coasters - Create lasting impressions with coasters made from clay and materials supplied by Mother Nature.
Mayflower Centerpiece - This milk carton vessel holds your family's list of thanks and makes a great centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table.
Mother Nature's Centerpiece - Invite your little merrymaker to create a centerpiece for the holiday table and watch her twinkle with pride throughout the meal.
Paper Baskets - Native Americans used baskets to store seed, gather crops and sift meal. Follow the lead of these resourceful crafters by weaving a basket out of newspaper "reeds."
Paper Indian Corn - Add a festive touch to your holiday table by filling a vase with colorful paper cornstalks.
Personalized Place Mats - While you're waiting for the meal to cook, guests can decorate their own keepsake place mats using fabric markers. This would be something the kids could do while they are waiting for getting the meal on the table.
Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece - Filled with potted mums or other fall flowers, this fun centerpiece will top off your Thanksgiving table in fitting fashion.
Pilgrim Place Cards - Had the pilgrim children made place cards like these for their feast, names like Peregrine, Remember, Love, and Humility would have graced the table.
Pilgrim Place Cards - Here's a pop-up card design your kids can use to transform their thumbprints into Pilgrim portraits that resemble your dinner guests. Then everyone can find his or her place, and face, at the dinner table.
Pillar Candles - A few candles and fall greens take center stage in this Thanksgiving centerpiece. It looks wonderful on a side table, entry chest, or as a party centerpiece. Make it with an odd number of candles (1, 3, or 5) and select a variety of sizes.
Pine Cone Turkey - This cute turkey is made from a pine cone, an acorn, and construction paper. It makes a very nice Thanksgiving table decoration.
Pinecone Turkey Decor - This place-card companion might not take center stage, but it will still be a welcome addition to your table.
Pipe Cleaner Turkey - Thanksgiving is a busy time of year and you can keep small hands and active minds occupied with this pipe cleaner turkey craft. Kids can assemble these quickly and they make great place settings.
Pumpkin Candle Centerpiece - No centerpiece for the party? Use this idea for an easy arrangement using only three ingredients: a pumpkin, a candle, and berry sprigs.
Pumpkin Roses Centerpiece - Turn a pretty pumpkin into a high-style vase for this seasonal floral arrangement that's formal enough for gala Thanksgiving dinner. This bouquet features apricot-colored roses, cockscomb, hypericum berries, seeded eucalyptus, and bittersweet vines.
Tabletop Turkey - Make a perfect table topper for your feast. Each feather on the turkey symbolizes something that you're thankful for.
Table Turkey Bowl - This turkey will look great as a centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table! Fill it will fruit, napkins, or other items for your guests.
Teepee Centerpiece - This Thanksgiving make these fun teepee centerpiece to display on your holiday table. A cute craft that takes almost no time to complete!
Thankful Thanksgiving Tablecloth - This project is a great way to incorporate the true meaning of Thanksgiving into your holiday celebration. Your kids can start it now and keep adding to it throughout the holiday season. Why not make it a yearly family tradition?
Thanksgiving Centerpiece - Bring the colors of nature into your home with this Thanksgiving Centerpiece craft for kids. Parental supervision is recommended in making this project.
Thanksgiving Centerpiece (Flowers, Gourds and Leaves) - Create an inexpensive centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table with supplies that are easy to find around your home in the fall.
Thanksgiving Garland Centerpiece - Rather than a cornucopia spilling on to the table in one area, create a bountiful garland that extends down the table as a festive centerpiece. This garland is a true community effort where the kids add layers of autumn botanicals and fall decorations on top of a bed of leaves.
Thanksgiving Paper Turkeys Centerpiece - Getting these brilliantly feathered friends to the table requires pasting (but no basting) and some cutting and folding. For a gobbling-good centerpiece, set out two or three in the middle of your holiday table. Or let smaller toms do service as Thanksgiving place cards.
Thanksgiving Place Cards and Napkin Rings - Add a homey touch to your holiday table with these fall-theme tabletop accessories. Thanks to purchased press-on lettering and crafts clay, no special skills or equipment are required.
Thanksgiving Place Mats - When you print out these place mat patterns and let your kids color them for the table, they'll feel a part of your celebration.
Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece - The kids always want to help on Thanksgiving. It could be with the food, the decorations or setting the table. Why not let them make the centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner table? Think of the things their little imaginations might come up with. Just remind them that it is Thanksgiving not Halloween or Christmas and they will need to keep that in mind while creating the centerpiece.
Thanksgiving Tablecloth - Hand-decorate a table runner with penned expressions of thanks.
Thanksgiving Table Turkeys - Brighten up your holiday table with these easy-to-make turkeys. Even very young children can help add some color and pizzazz to your Thanksgiving table!
Thanksgiving Table with Acorn & Leaves - Regardless of the menu, any table can be a fall feast with these acorn and leaf embellishments.
Thanksgiving Turkey Centerpiece - Easy for groups such as Scouts to make or for school treats.
Thanksgiving Wreath Centerpiece Project - Make this easy centerpiece in minutes. We've used fresh materials, but artificial items could be used as well. Measure your table to determine what size wreath will fit easily. Any size, shape, or style of wreath can be used.
Turkey Bowl Craft - Kids can turn a simple margarine tub into a festive Thanksgiving turkey bowl with this simple craft - perfect for holding treats your holiday guests are sure to gobble up.
Turkey Breadbasket - If the decision had been Ben Franklin's to make, the wild turkey (a creature he considered more respectable than the bald eagle) would have been named the national bird. Here's a gobbler that's sure to be a winner on Thanksgiving Day.
Turkey Day Place Cards - Make some place cards for the table, just to cheer things up for the Thanksgiving dinner table.
Turkey Napkin Holders - These brightly colored turkeys make a festive and functional complement to any Thanksgiving dinner table.
Turkey Napkin Rings - Kids will be eager to help set the Thanksgiving table with these little napkin-holding gobblers.
Turkey Place Card - Welcome your holiday guests and get the seating arrangement straight with these easy-to-make turkey place cards.
Turkey Place Cards - Finger print a flock of tom turkeys for festive place cards.
Turkey Place Markers - What better way to welcome your guests to the table than with a flock of these big-footed fowls! They are easy for kids to put together and make great holiday favors, perfect for holding notes, recipe cards, or a favorite photo.
Turkey Table Decoration - Finally a Thanksgiving bird that doesn't require cooking, but rather, crafting—a turkey table decoration. These funny looking gobblers will bring a smile to kids and grown-ups alike and no stuffing is required.
Turkey Table Topper - Not only can this festive bird really dress up a Thanksgiving table, it also does double duty serving up your dinner rolls.
Votive Candleholder - Add a light touch to your seasonal dinner table with this Thanksgiving votive candleholder craft. This is a fast, fun and easy holiday activity for kids.