Any fall color is good for Thanksgiving. The reds, oranges, yellows and browns bring warmth into this family holiday. Look outdoors to see how the colors work. Keep this in mind as you bring these colors indoors for your holiday decor and crafting.
As you are crafting, you can use shapes for your holiday crafting. Some of these items you can walk outside and use for green crafting. Here are some to start with, add your own to this list.
- Berries (keep fall colors in mind)
- Corn and stalks
- Harvest foods
- Pumpkins and gourds
3. Inside decor.
You can choose to use what nature provides or faux leaves, foliage, berries, gourds, fruits and vines to create wreaths, table decor and more. Pick items that fit our color scheme and create an item you can use as decor.
4. Place settings.
From name cards to napkin folds to favors, individual place settings are a great way to decorate the table without having items left over after the meal. Create items that your guests will be happy to take home with them.
5. Cornucopia or basket.
Typically, the cornucopia is filled with harvest foods. Find or make a cornucopia. You can substitute a basket if you don’t care of cornucopias. Fill your container with faux vegetables, natural items or craft your own.
Alternatively, create a cornucopia or basket to share with a neighbor, older person or someone who could use some help and cheer during the holiday.
Who didn’t make turkeys from their hand prints as kids? Explore other ways you can make turkeys. Try one or more.
Find a way to show how you are thankful. You can put each thing you are thankful for on leaf on a bulletin board, salt dough ornaments, decorated cookies, etc. Brainstorm ways to make and share your ideas. You can also check out the supplement for “Giving Thanks”, listed below.
8. Recipe cards.
Create a recipe card specific for Thanksgiving. Ask family members to write out the recipes they make on the cards and decorate them. Digitize the cards and share them with your family to help keep your traditions alive.
A page adjusted for wall display, a couple pages in an ongoing Thanksgiving book or a full book just for one celebration allows you to incorporate pictures of your celebration, crafts you might have made, thanks on cards, stories shared and more. And each year, you can review previous years’ creations.
10. Hop online!
Don’t forget to check out online offerings. From color sheets to instructions to create themed jewelry, you can find more projects than you can do in your lifetime. As you craft, think about sharing your crafts with others to make their holiday a little brighter.
- Crafting items to show those things you give thanks for during the holiday
- Recipe cards to print and use for Thanksgiving sharing
Sites to Explore
To download a PDF of this badge program, click here: EP_Thanksgiving Crafts