8 Thanksgiving Ideas, Projects, and Decorations

Once Halloween is over all retail stores seem to shift into Christmas mode. This year I noticed Christmas decorations and lights up before Halloween. Thanksgiving seems to get lost almost entirely. {Except on Facebook where people share their month long posts about what they are thankful for}

So, to help us remember Thanksgiving I have put together a fun list of DIY projects, decor ideas, and activities to help us remember the almost forgotten holiday.

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A great activity for preschoolers or as table decorations for the big meal.

Make a Thankful Tree - A Kid's Thanksgiving Craft - The DIY Mommy
An awesome way to display the things you are thankful for. Have the kids write their own. Use it for a family home evening activity.

I LOVE House of Smiths. This set up uses un-traditional Thanksgiving colors but is so festive!

A fun project to use up some of those scrap pieces of wood left over from other DIY projects.

An inexpensive way to dress up the inside or outside of your home. Keep it simple or make it fancy. 

TomKat Studios shares some gorgeous printables for decorating your home and table for your Thanksgiving meal. 

A fun way for kids to see all of the wonderful things they have been blessed with. They can create their own then share it with the family on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving garland by The High Heeled Mama
Have each family member write something they are thankful for on a leaf. Or, have a bunch of blank ones and let friends and family who stop by during the month of November fill in a leaf with something they are thankful for. 

I hope these ideas help you and your family to remember to be thankful this time of year. Sometimes we all need a chance to just focus on the positive and count our many blessings. Then those hard times and tough things don't seem quite so bad. 

1 comment

  1. These are absolutely precious. I think my kids will love making their own little thankful trees.


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