DIY projects

DIY Thanksgiving decor ideas

Searching for easy ways to jazz up your Thanksgiving table this year? Look no further than your local craft store! For these two projects, simply nab a thin paintbrush and white acrylic paint. 

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H A L L O W E E N  P U M P K I N

I didn't have a chance to carve my pumpkin, so I hung on to it for Thanksgiving. If you carved yours, post-Halloween is a great time to find some deals on pumpkins at your local produce market! MODIFICATION: If you don't trust your freehand paint skills, a stencil would work for this as well. Also, if you mess up, acrylic paint is easy to wash or peel off for a do-over!

I didn't have a chance to carve my pumpkin, so I hung on to it for Thanksgiving. If you carved yours, post-Halloween is a great time to find some deals on pumpkins at your local produce market!

MODIFICATION: If you don't trust your freehand paint skills, a stencil would work for this as well. Also, if you mess up, acrylic paint is easy to wash or peel off for a do-over!

U S E  F A L L  L E A V E S  F O R  D I Y  N A M E T A G S

I happen to live next to a bike trail that is covered in fall leaves. It was easy to scavenge for the perfect, extra large leaf! I found that the drier the leaf, the more prone it was to stay flat. MODIFICATION: If you don't trust your freehand paint skills, I would suggest getting scrapbook letters, arranging them on the leaf, then spray painting to be a reverse stencil. Actually, now that I'm typing it, I'd love to see it as a metallic gold leaf with show-through text! 

I happen to live next to a bike trail that is covered in fall leaves. It was easy to scavenge for the perfect, extra large leaf! I found that the drier the leaf, the more prone it was to stay flat.

MODIFICATION: If you don't trust your freehand paint skills, I would suggest getting scrapbook letters, arranging them on the leaf, then spray painting to be a reverse stencil. Actually, now that I'm typing it, I'd love to see it as a metallic gold leaf with show-through text!