5 DIY Decor Ideas for Thanksgiving | DOBI

5 DIY Decor Ideas for Thanksgiving

From showing off your decor to trying your hand at DIY crafts, the holidays are a home decor enthusiast’s dream! Whether you love simple or elaborate looks, decorating for Thanksgiving shouldn’t be a stressful process. Here at DOBI Real Estate, we love a good DIY project and wanted to share a few of our favorite Thanksgiving decor ideas with you.

Make a Thanksgiving Wreath

Your front door is the first thing your guests see when they approach your home, so if you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, make your guests feel welcome with a DIY wreath. With many style options from leaves, to pinecones, to gourds, you can be sure your individual style is represented in this DIY craft. One of our favorites is a corn husk wreath. Here, the vibrant colors of flint corn make for an unforgettably beautiful wreath! You can purchase dried corn online or find it at your local craft store.

Use Unique Place SettingS

Help your guests find their seats with a personalized place setting. Crafting a reusable place setting can also double as a gift for your guests to take home with them. We love the idea of using wine corks, construction paper, and toothpicks to create tiny feathered place cards for each of your guests! Whether you want to let your kids join in on the crafting or you want to explore your own creativity, there are endless possibilities for this.


Create a focal point for your table with a beautiful centerpiece! A warm and inviting centerpiece will make your guests want to gather around the table all night. From gobbling turkeys and pinecone features to painted pumpkins and moody candles, your style will come to life. Our love for candle centerpieces will never burn out, which is why our favorite is a pumpkin candlestick centerpiece. These cast glimmering candlelight across the entire table and will definitely leave your guests in the holiday spirit.


Pull your table decor together with a unique table runner. Table runners can be simple or elaborate but are the perfect finishing touch. One of our favorite simple DIY table runner ideas is autumn leaf fairy lights. All it takes is a string of fairy lights and a collection of beautiful fall leaves then you can light up your table. These are also versatile enough to be used on windows, staircases, or mantels.

Show your Thankfulness with an Interactive Decor Piece

‘Tis the season for giving thanks, what better way than with an interactive decor piece you can create with your family and friends? We love the idea of a gratitude garland or thankful tree to get everyone in the thanksgiving spirit. Encourage your guests to take a few minutes before dinner to jot down what they’re thankful for and add it to your garland or tree. It’s a great conversation starter and a lovely decor piece as well!