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15 Fun Thanksgiving Crafts Adults Will Actually Enjoy

DIY decor and party activities at the ready.

thanksgiving crafts for adults
Cheetah Is the New Black

Crafting is a super soothing activity for one's down time—and it keeps you off your phone! In addition to just being fun, it's also a great way to save you money on Thanksgiving decor. Thanksgiving crafts that happen to be adult-friendly make for great party activities, too. So whether you're still in need of Thanksgiving tabletop essentials or just looking for a fall diversion, these 15 festive holiday DIY project and crafts for adults will do the trick.

1 Thankful Banner
Courtesy of Tell, Love, & Party

It's so pretty, you'll want to leave it up all year. Glue gun skills are required for this one.

Get the tutorial at Tell, Love, and Party.

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2 3-Tiered Wreath
Sugar & Charm

Between the triple tiered brass ring wreath and the eucalyptus garland, this mantle is ready for its close up.

Learn how to make the elevated Thanksgiving wreath from Sugar & Charm.

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3 Gold Dipped Place Cards
Courtesy of Lark & Linen

Take your generic white print-outs and throw them in the garbage. These place cards are gorgeous—and you can get kids involved by having them gather leaves in the yard.

Get the full details at Lark & Linen.

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4 Dried Floral Door Decor
Cheetah Is the New Black

Instead of a wreath, hang a gorgeous DIY bouquet a la Cheetah Is the New Black. It's a fun Thanksgiving craft to do on your own as you prep your house for guests, or as a Friendsgiving party activity.

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5 Fall Paper Cut Lantern
Courtesy of Lia Griffith

This year, your Thanksgiving table is going to be lit. No one will believe these are made out of paper.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

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6 Braided Yarn Napkin Rings
Courtesy of Flax & Twine

No sewing required for these pretty pink napkin rings. We love the use of texture and the sprig of herb. You can sub in whatever greens you have lying around, too.

See how it's done at Flax & Twine.

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7 Leaf Garland
Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess

If you can wield a pair of scissors, you can make this garland.

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

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8 Fall Wine Charms
Courtesy of Lia Griffith

Because seriously—it's not a holiday without wine. Make sure everyone knows which glass is theirs with these adorable charms.

Read through through the steps at Lia Griffith.

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9 Leaf Bowl
Courtesy of Mod Podge Rocks

Bring the fall foliage inside with a bowl made out of leaves. Fill it with pine cones and you've reached peak fall.

Get the tutorial at Mod Podge Rocks.

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10 Napkin Rings
Courtesy of Sugar & Cloth

These gold leaf napkin rings look crazy expensive, but they're actually the result of clay, fresh leaves, and super glue.

See how it's done at Sugar & Cloth.

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11 Paper Leaf Table Runner
Courtesy of Momtastic

If you want to be really sentimental, write what you're thankful for on the leaves. All the feels.

Get the tutorial at Momtastic.

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12 Thanksgiving Cake Toppers
Courtesy of Alana Jones-Mann

These cute mini cake toppers are totally edible. If you aren't planning on serving cake, you could top pies with them, or just decorate your table.

Get the full tutorial at Alana Jones-Mann.

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13 Concrete Pumpkins
Courtesy of Sugar and Charm

Orange killing your Thanksgiving table color palette? You need these insanely chic concrete pumpkins.

Get the tutorial at Sugar and Charm.

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14 Sequin Polka Dot Pumpkin
Courtesy of Sugar & Cloth

All you need are sequins and glue to dress your gourds up for Thanksgiving.

Learn how to make them at Sugar & Cloth.

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15 Cinnamon Pumpkin Candles
Courtesy of Hello Glow

These will make your house smell like pumpkin pie, and that's all the convincing we need.

Get the full details at Hello Glow.

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