2023 Turkey Day Decor: Our Favorite Thanksgiving Paper Crafts for Adults and Kids

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, a holiday known for both delicious food and family get-togethers (drama-filled or otherwise). In no time, we will all be stressing out at airports and gathering around food-laden tables with our nearest and (sometimes) dearest.

Whether you’re hosting a big dinner, attending a friendsgiving potluck, or keeping this year’s Thanksgiving celebrations quiet and intimate, everyone can get into the thankful spirit of things with these fun Thanksgiving crafts for adults and kids.

Thanksgiving Paper Crafts For Adults

Enjoy fun paper crafts with friends and family, or simply relax by yourself with these three Thanksgiving paper crafts for adults. (Though, honestly, you can make the crafts for kids, too. No one is judging.).

1. Thanksgiving Day Pie Hat

Start a fun new tradition this turkey day: Thanksgiving day hats! We’re particularly partial to this pumpkin pie number by The House That Lars Built, complete with full pie or single slice options.

2. Autumn Paper Leaf Wreath Tutorial

Photo Credit: Polkadot Chair

Whether you’re decorating your home for Thanksgiving or just for fall vibes, we love this autumn leaf wreath and pumpkin swag combo from Polkadot Chair. Try creating yours in subtle shades or vibrant autumn tones:

3. Gratefulness Leaf Garland DIY

Photo Credit: A Beautiful Mess

What are you grateful for this year? Display your thanks in this gorgeous gratefulness leaf garland from A Beautiful Mess. We love the golden tones of this simple and stunning DIY.

Paper Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

Keep your kids busy (and out of your hair) with three fun paper Thanksgiving crafts for kids.

4. Thankful Tree Free Printable for Thanksgiving

Photo Credit: Craftionary

This quick and easy printable thankful tree from Craftionary will give your kids a chance to explore all the things they are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

5. Martha Stewart's Thanksgiving Pie Garland

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart

There’s no such thing as too much Thanksgiving pie. Whether it’s sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, or appealing apple, this simple Thanksgiving Pie Garland from Martha Stewart is easy for kids to make and sure to add some sweetness to your day.

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6. Adorable DIY Thanksgiving Pie Boxes

Photo Credit: BH&G

Have your kids create something pretty and practical: turkey pie boxes from BH&G. With these silly and seasonal boxes, guests can bring home pieces of pie in something delightfully decorative and you won’t have to worry about collecting tupperware later on.

7. Corn Wreath

Photo Credit: 1PureHeart

To help your kids create this clever corn wreath from 1PureHeart, all you need is three shades of cardstock, some paint, and bubble wrap.


Cross crafts off your Thanksgiving prep list with these easy DIY printables and Thanksgiving paper crafts for adults and kids. Shop for the cardstock and paper you need for your fall projects at The Paper Mill Store.

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