Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s time to get your space into the giving spirit — whether you’re hosting a fun Friendsgiving this year or having some loved ones over for quality holiday time. But how do you make your home into the perfect Turkey Day haven without an overabundance of cornucopias?

The best way to get your home holiday-ready is to exercise your own creativity, and that’s where these DIY projects come into play. Giving your decorations a personal touch is the perfect way to welcome friends and family into your home during Thanksgiving. With the help of these inventive ideas, there will be plenty for everyone to be thankful for.

Creative Corn Wreath

DIY Thanksgiving Corn Husk Wreath

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Nothing says “fall” like this corn husk wreath. Simply peel back dried corn husks to reveal the vibrant colors beneath, secure the corn around your choice of craft ring (available at stores like Michaels) with a glue gun, and voila! Your home is instantly transformed. Want to make it even easier? Grab this cute kit from Etsy, which includes mini corn, supplies, and easy-to-follow directions.

Spruce Up Those Pumpkins

Halloween pumpkins repurposed for Thanksgiving with the help of a little metallic paint

Don’t get rid of those Halloween pumpkins just yet! Put them in Thanksgiving mode with a little DIY magic in the form of metallic paint. Grab some at your local craft store to glam up your Turkey Day table. Not into metallics? Add in some floral branches instead (in fall colors, of course!). Want to make it extra? Purchase some colorful fall blooms to weave among your pumpkins for the perfect eye-catching centerpiece.

Gorgeous Gingham Touches

Cloth gingham napkins available on Etsy.

Want to think a little bit outside the box with a different color palette than the traditional burnt oranges and deep reds? Opt for stylish gingham touches like this table runner from Target or these cute cloth napkins from Etsy.

Gingham napkins and small white pumpkins arranged all around a Thanksgiving table.

Want to add an elegant hint of fall? Work in some faux corn husks or a touch of green, or make those colors pop with some white pumpkins from Amazon for a distinctive autumn table. A DIY holiday centerpiece is so much better than a store-bought one, and your guests will be loving that personal touch.

Succulent Touches

Halloween pumpkins repurposed for Thanksgiving as snazzy white succulent planters

Succulents are very on-trend right now, and for those looking to spruce up their Thanksgiving decor, these hearty houseplants certainly fit the bill. Want to add a touch of your own creativity here but don’t know where to start? Check out this tutorial from Succulents and Sunshine on how to create a cute succulent-topped pumpkin that will be sure to wow.

Not into succulents? Keep the fall vibes going by filling an artificial pumpkin with colorful blooms like pansies or chrysanthemums.

Custom Place Settings

Adorable DIY painted rock Thanksgiving place setting.

Nothing shows off that personal Thanksgiving touch like homemade place settings. These mini wreaths courtesy of Spoon Fork Bacon are super easy to make and add a classic, homey touch to pretty much any table they’re on. Looking for something a little different and distinctive? Opt for a painted stone instead. Simply paint on your guests’ names with a paint marker and decorate them as you wish, place them atop some seasonal fall napkins, and you’re good to go.

Fall-themed napkins available at Wayfair

Looking to work some of your unique personality into your Thanksgiving decor? All you need is a little creativity and some simple DIY projects to help steer you in the right direction, and you’ll be on your way to creating Turkey Day decorations that are super trendy and from the heart.

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