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Between the turkey, all the fixin's, and dessert, the last thing you have time to worry about on turkey day are all the Thanksgiving decorations. But you don't need to drop a lot of cash or devote all your time to transforming your place — you can still do it yourself without feeling overwhelmed. To help get those creative juices flowing, we've scoured the Internet for these 14 DIY decorations that you can whip up the day before. Now that's something to be thankful for.


Friendsgiving Printables

Friendsgiving Printables

Don't have time to customize everything on your table? Use this pre-made packet and fill in the blanks as you go for the perfect balance between personal and easy! (via The House That Lars Built)

Painted Wood Placemats

Painted Wood Placemats Thanksgiving decoration

Believe it or not, with wood scraps and paint you can put together a tablescape fairly quickly. We love that this DIY means you'll have a Thanksgiving look that is totally unique to you and yours. (via A Bubbly Life)

Thankful Garland

Thankful Garland

Remembering that we have a lot to be thankful for never goes out of style, no matter what season it is. This DIY is so good that you'll want to keep it up all year long! (via Brit + Co)

Last-Minute Table Runner

Last-Minute Table Runner

A make-it-yourself table runner that adds color to the table *and* allows people to write down what they're thankful for? Yes, please. (via Paper & Stitch)

Printable Food Label Cards

Printable Food Label Cards

When you're in a time crunch, who has time to do all that fancy calligraphy? Print, fold, and forget about it. These are cute, colorful, and can be reused for every holiday! (via Lovely Indeed)

Upgraded Napkins

Upgraded Napkins

We're sure that we all have some napkins that are so last year, but there's no need to buy (or sew) new ones when you can spruce up your usuals! Just add few small details will have them looking totally trendy. (via A Beautiful Mess)

Metallic Napkin Rings

Metallic Napkin Rings Thanksgiving decoration

If you have a tree in your yard and a gold marker in your office, then you can consider this DIY done! Super easy and it'll add some nice detail to your table. (via Demetres)

Leftovers Station

Leftovers Station

Set up a leftovers station before the big meal and make sure no one goes home with an empty hand (or belly). Bonus points if you use some super cute take-home boxes! (via Brit + Co)

Faux Handmade Pie

Faux Handmade Pie

Now that store-bought pie you were going to eat on your own can look like it came from the fancy bakery. What's better than that? (via PMQ for two)

Pumpkin Place Cards

Pumpkin Place Cards

Never underestimate the power of a tiny pumpkin! Dress up your table with tiny pumpkins and a sweet personal touch. (via Brit + Co)

Gourd Vases

Gourd Vases

Are your guests arriving in just a few hours and you totally forgot to put together a centerpiece? Carve up gourd-geous vases with plenty of time to spare. (via Tell Love and Party)

Ombre Painted Pinecone Wreath

Ombre Painted Pinecone Wreath

Adding a little color to your decor will transform your space, so pull out your paint stash and take plain pinecones up a notch. Your wreath is sure to turn heads. (via WhimZeeCal)

DIY Decanter Tags

DIY Decanter Tags If everything else is under control and you still have time to make simple additions, whip up these decanter tags that make you hostessing skills look as polished as the silverware. (via Sugar & Cloth)

DIY Donut Pie

DIY Donut Pie Thanksgiving decoration

Putting those leftover donut holes to good use is a great way to save time and be creative. Plus there's a good chance that if someone doesn't like pie, adding donuts will peak their interest. (via Aww Sam)

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