Thanksgiving Home Decor

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As I’m preparing for my Thanksgiving get-together, I’ve realized my recipes are ready to go, but my house is not! Here are some inspiring, fun Thanksgiving and Autumn themed decor to liven up your home, and especially your dinner table, right in time for your guests.

This one is for those of you who specialize in Paper Crafts. Wouldn’t this banner be lovely hanging over, or resting on the mantel?

Thankful Banner  – Chiaki Haverstick,

These cinnamon stick wrapped candles are so easy and inexpensive to make and they look and smell wonderful!

Cinnamon Stick Candles -


The kids can certainly help with this one, by finding and/or painting the acorns. You can fill a vase with them and add dahlias or mums to create center pieces or place them in candle holders or candy dishes to add festive flare to your decor.

How to Paint Acorns - Home Stories A to Z

These are brilliant ideas for decorating the entire table with materials you may have on hand, or can find easily and inexpensively. The overall effect is so warm and welcoming!

Fabulously Frugal Fall DecorOh So Lovely Blog

Especially if there will be a lot of kids at your table, these place holders are a great addition for brightening up your dinner table. They’re so friendly and cute, and the kids can even help make their own!

Place Card TurkeyKeeping it Simple

Free Stuff Friday!!

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Happy Friday, all! Let’s get right to our latest Free Stuff Friday…


This week, our lucky winner will receive this leather crafting prize pack! It includes 2 RealLeather Farmer’s bundles, 2 sheets of leather, and an EZ LeatherCraft Pouch Kit!

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week:  Are you making any dishes for Thanksgiving?

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Fun with Cinnamon Sticks

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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

Every year, about this time, I start obsessing about cinnamon! Cinnamon is the scent of fall and winter for me, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. I love using cinnamon sticks in my wintery crafts for their warm, bronzy color and wonderful smell, the possibilities are endless! Here are a few of the Cinnamon stick crafts that are topping my crafty to-do list this year.

Cinnamon Stick Santa Ornaments - The Tiny Crafter Etsy Shop

Cinnamon Stick Christmas OrnamentsThe Tiny Crafter Etsy Shop

How adorable are these? I just love them! In groups or on their own, turned into ornaments or tied on the tops of gifts, these are so quintessentially Christmas I almost can’t stand it! These could also be super cute with short cinnamon sticks to create fun little gnomes! Cinnamon gnomes!

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments - Cosmo Cricket Blog

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree OrnamentsCosmo Cricket Blog

I love these darling trees, both because they are simple to make and because they are just too darn cute. A perfect use for ribbon or fabric scraps, these would be fabulous to make with the kids. And check out this variation of the same idea!

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree - S.C.R.A.P

Cinnamon Stick Christmas TreeS.C.R.A.P.

Primitive Curly White Wool Sheep - Fully Fleeced Ewe Etsy Shop

Primitive Curly White Wool SheepFully Fleeced Ewe Etsy Shop

Got any fiber fanatics on your gift list this year? Or how about sheep lovers? These needle felted sheep have cinnamon stick legs! I guarantee anyone who loves small and fluffy things will adore these! I know I would!

How do you craft with cinnamon sticks? Do you have a go-to winter craft for them? Tell us all about it! And check out these and other Cinnamon Stick Crafts on our Craft Trends Pinboard.

Old-Fashioned Angel Tree Topper

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By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Old-Fashioned Angel Tree Topper DIY

Bring some old-fashioned charm to your Christmas tree this year with this homespun beauty.  Make a new Christmas tradition by creating an angel topper of your very own that you’re proud to display year after year.

Angel 2

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own angel:

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Bias Tape Napkins

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By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

DIY Custom Napkins with Bias Tape

For holiday dinners, I like to use cloth napkins.  I personally think they express that the dinner is special.  I see so many adorable napkins in stores but those “extras” increase the price.  Instead of paying more, I take ordinary and plain cloth napkins and make them look special.  One of the easiest ways to do this is with bias tape.  You can buy it or make it yourself depending on how crafty you’re feeling.  Your guests will surely be impressed with this project.


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Kids Crafts: Fabric Painting

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If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.

Most likely, your kids have been painting for a while. They might even be a little bored with it. Have you thought about moving their normal painting activities onto fabric? It allows them to create something that can actually be used, and not just displayed. It also introduces a brand new texture into their crafting.

Turkey Day Tablecloth

Turkey Day Tablecloth

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the kids will want to help you out with decorating and cooking. Let them get involved with this easy tablecloth craft. It uses freezer paper stencils, so the kids can get as messy as they like, and you’ll still have a crisp tablecloth for Thanksgiving Day.

Tie Dye with Acrylic Paints - Come Together Kids

Tie Dye with Acrylic PaintsCome Together Kids

Dye can be tricky, messy, and very permanent for little hands. Water based acrylic paints is much easier to clean off skin and comes in so many more colors! Let the kids create their own tie-dyed shirts without all the extra hassle!

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!

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Another Monday means it’s time to announce our Free Stuff Friday winner! Congratulations to… Amy! Have fun with your prize pack!


Our lucky winner will receive 2 canvas tote bags, SEI Tie Dye Kits, and 2 types of fabric glue!

The winning answer to “What’s your favorite Fall comfort food?” is…

 “Soups and Stews are my go to right now.”

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week.  Check back on Friday for your chance to win!!

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