15 Thanksgiving DIYs for Your Turkey Day Decor, Table, and More

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Thanksgiving might never be the same. Hunker's cornucopia of DIY ideas will take a Turkey Day gathering from festive to straight fire. Imagine how your little cousins will react once they see the epic kids spread created just for them at Thanksgiving dinner. What about the look on your mom's face when she discovers that you've been drying herbs on a homemade drying rack since who knows when, maybe forever. And if you're not hosting this year, wow whoever is hosting with a thoughtful bouquet of flowers custom wrapped by you. Want more ideas? Read on.

1. Make This Rack for Fragrant, Festive Dried Herbs

DO THE DIY: Having dried herbs on hand can be useful year-round, but this DIY drying technique does double when you hang herbs reminiscent of the holiday season.

2. The Ultimate Kids Thanksgiving Table

DO THE DIY: Make the kids table the place to be this Thanksgiving, and not the cone of shame, with plenty of fall-themed goodies that even adults will want to get in on.

3. DIY Thanksgiving Table Runner

DO THE DIY: This take on a table runner comes together referencing a deconstructed cornucopia that your guests can help themselves to while waiting for the main course.

4. The Ultimate Fall Floral Centerpiece

DO THE DIY: Afraid you'll burn that family-favorite Thanksgiving side dish? Avoid the pressure and bring a festive fall floral arrangement for the entire table to enjoy instead.

5. DIY Door Hanging

DO THE DIY: Yarn and copper pipe come together to create this fall botanical-infused door hanging — a perfect starter project for the crafty bohemian in all of us.

6. Earthy Autumnal Wreath

DO THE DIY: For this easy-to-make wreath, buy materials at your local craft store or better yet forage for supplies in your neighborhood to truly reflect the season's shift.

7. A Eucalyptus Runner Can Do No Wrong

DO THE DIY: For the minimalist who loves hosting Friendsgiving, this eucalyptus table runner idea is genius in its ease and simplicity.

8. Target Run and ...

DO THE DIY: This DIY gives a special shoutout to the one retailer none of us could live without ... and it also gives you an excuse to go on a shopping spree in the cozy fall home section for wreath supplies (!).

9. Modern, Minimalist Flatware Pack

DO THE DIY: Guests will leave your Thanksgiving feast with a practical little souvenir that they can use (and remember all the good times) every time they take lunch to work.

10. Transitional Door Decor: Eucalyptus Wreath

DO THE DIY: This DIY wreath is a welcome departure from typical orange and brown color schemes that seem to permeate this time of year and would be a nice placeholder in between holidays.

11. Reference Fall With a Rose Gold Leaf Wreath

DO THE DIY: A seasonal classic goes trendy with this DIY rose gold leaf wreath, made using aluminum cans no less!

12. Achieve Modern Elegance with Pampas Grass

DO THE DIY: Use pampas grass to make a minimalistic table centerpiece or as dramatic decor in an entryway (it also comes in a more brown color if you prefer an earthier feel).

13. A Thoughtful Fall Bouquet for the Hostess

Hands holding bouquet with white, pink, red and yellow flowers with green leaves wrapped in brown paper against a light wood background

DO THE DIY: Be a standout guest this year and bring a (not so) basic bouquet that you have lovingly wrapped yourself to give to your gracious host.

14. Everyone Loves a Charcuterie Tray

DO THE DIY: Meet a busy host's best friend — not many party dishes can double as stress-free starter and wow-inducing table fare quite like charcuterie; here's how to create the perfect spread.

15. A Hearty Dried Flower Arrangement

DO THE DIY: The best thing about this DIY? After Thanksgiving it lasts and lasts and lasts ...

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Lauren McQuade is a writer, editor based in Los Angeles.

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