Paper Perfect: DIY Thanksgiving Paper Decorations To Spruce Up Your Holiday

Autumn is upon us and Thanksgiving draws near. It is time to decorate your home for turkey day, but who wants to buy decorations in 2023? Instead, consider crafting your own thanksgiving decorations with paper.

Whether you are hosting last minute or you’re planning in advance, Thanksgiving paper decorations you can DIY are an easy and fast way to make your home look and feel more festive without breaking the bank.

In this post, we’ll share 5 of our favorite DIY Thanksgiving paper decorations. They’re all simple and easy to make with just a few common crafting supplies, but they pack a serious seasonal punch.

Let’s get started.

Thanksgiving Paper Decorations to DIY

1. Lovely Leaf Lights

Add ambience to your candles with these mason jar leaf lights. Create your own using this tutorial by Paper Source.

2. Paper Pumpkins

Halloween may have come and gone, but pumpkins are forever autumn. Perk up your table decor with paper pumpkins by Craftaholics Anonymous.

3. Paper Turkey

Add a quick pop of color by introducing these multi-shade paper turkeys by A Girl and a Glue Gun.

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4. Pie Slice Boxes

Is there anything better than a decoration that doubles as a pie container? Try these pumpkin pie slice boxes by Lia Griffith. They’ll make your table look even more irresistible and guests can grab them to carry home leftover pie after dinner and dessert.

5. Woven Paper Table Runner

Create a colorful backdrop with this retro-inspired table runner by Astrobrights.

Thanksgiving Party Themes

“Thanksgiving” may be the overarching theme for your celebration, but that doesn’t mean your Thanksgiving party theme needs to be limited to classic autumn colors (though of course, autumn colors are perfectly seasonal, and always a good choice). Lean into traditional tones or make these crafts your own by creating them using a unique color palette.

Autumn Radiance

Autumn may be a season of endings as you say goodbye to your summer flowers and lush leaves on your trees, but it still offers some of the best colors of the year. Branch out with these bold hues in your decor:

Subtle Equinox Shades

Autumn may be a season of endings as you say goodbye to your summer flowers and lush leaves on your trees, but it still offers some of the best colors of the year. Branch out with these bold hues in your decor:

Harvest Tones

Is there anything more beautiful than a warm wheat field against a slightly cloudy gray autumn sky? Create your Thanksgiving decorations using this combination of yellow, gray, and blue hues.

Conclusion

Between cooking a feast, corralling kids, and preparing your home for visitors, Thanksgiving prep can be stressful. Take some time for yourself and enjoy the calmness of crafting. These 5 Thanksgiving paper decorations don’t have to be perfect to look good, and they’ll all add some easy ambience to your home without adding to your bottom line.

Still feeling creative? Try these other Thanksgiving crafts:

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