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Thanksgiving Crafts for Adults

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? When it comes to the holidays, decorating for the season can remind us why we celebrate. Luckily, there are many Thanksgiving crafts for adults that require only a few supplies you may already have on hand. Crafts don’t have to be tedious or costly to remind us of the meaning of Thanksgiving. So if you’re looking for some last-minute crafts to decorate your home, take a look at the ideas below.

Thanksgiving Crafts for Adults

Thankful Pumpkins

Southern Living‘s Thankful Pumpkins aren’t just a fun craft; they also provide a way for people of all ages to reflect on the things they’re thankful for.

Do you have a permanent marker? Great! You already have half of what you’ll need to get started. The only other thing you’ll need is – you guessed it – a pumpkin, in any size. With these two items, you’re ready to start crafting. Simply write all of the things that you’re grateful for on the pumpkin, in a list that encircles the pumpkin, separating each item with a dot or star. If you’re with family, you could each take turns adding to the list. When you’re finished, display your Thankful Pumpkin at your doorstep or on a table in your home.

A Gratitude Tree

To continue the theme of thankfulness, we think you’ll enjoy creating a Gratitude Tree. Check out the tutorial on The House That Lars Built. Everyone will have the opportunity to share what they’re thankful for with this easy craft. To create a Gratitude Tree, you’ll need the following:

  • Small branches (store-bought or real)
  • Several pieces of colorful paper
  • Scissors
  • One-hole punch
  • Ribbon, string, or yarn
  • Tall vase or jar
  • Pen or marker

To create the tree, assemble the branches to your liking in a tall vase or jar. Then, using the scissors, begin cutting out the shapes of your leaves – and don’t be afraid to get creative here! You can choose any shape you like. Whether you choose leaves, acorns, or pumpkins, your tree will look festive with its small tokens of gratitude. On each leaf (or acorn, pumpkin, etc.), make a single hole with your hole punch. Tie a small loop of ribbon, string, or yarn into the hole with a knot so that it can hang from the branches. Now you’re ready to start hanging leaves from your gratitude tree!

Keep the leaf cut-outs ready all month long, so that you’re ready to add to the tree when you think of something new. Every time you look at your gratitude tree, you will remember all the things you’re thankful for.

Are you enjoying these Thanksgiving crafts for adults so far? We have one final craft we think you’ll like.

Pie Garland

Get festive with a pie garland! Martha Stewart’s Thanksgiving Pie Garland will inspire you. To get started, you will need the following items:

  • Glue gun or Elmer’s Glue
  • Ruler
  • Colorful craft paper in orange and tan
  • Twine, ribbon, or yarn
  • White pom-poms (optional)

To begin, choose a few colors of craft paper: orange for the traditional pumpkin and tan for your crust. Cut your triangle pieces as big or small as you like. Use the ruler and pencil to ensure the triangles are even. Now for the best part: the crust. Create more lines for the outline of your crust and cut them out as well. Feeling imaginative? Crinkle your crust like an accordion for a 3D effect before attaching it to your pie piece. You can even add white pom-poms if you like whipped cream on your pie. Cut out several thin strips of tan paper to create a lattice in your crust. And remember – there are no rules here. Your garland can be as long or short as you want it to be, and you could even vary the style of the lattice or the type of pie.


There are many ways to show your gratitude on Thanksgiving. These Thanksgiving crafts for adults are an easy way to not only make your home feel more festive, but also to reflect on what you are most thankful for. We hope that you enjoy making these crafts and have fun finding a place for them in your home this holiday season.

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