Now that it’s officially November it’s time to start prepping for one of my favorite holidays: Thanksgiving! I love everything about this day; time with family, counting our blessings, the delicious aromas from the kitchen, drinking wine.. eating leftover turkey sandwiches (gluten-free, of course) until I can’t button my pants. The whole day is magical.
A few years ago I decided to tackle a DIY project and post about it over on Harper & Sky (for those of you who are new here, Harper & Sky is the boutique I used to won. I sold it in 2020 and sadly the new owners closed its doors shortly after).
This little project (that literally cost me pennies and minutes to create) has become a staple around this house come fall. Once the leaves start changing outside I pull these out from the closet and start popping around the house.
You can even use these as a centerpiece for your dining table if you’re hosting Thanksgiving.
And, whether you’re hosting or guesting this year (and yes, I did make that word up), this little table centerpiece slash home decor project will be the perfect way to impress the people you’ll be spending your day with.
The best news? This project takes less than 30 minutes! (But don’t worry, that part can stay our little secret).
DIY Decorations for Fall in 30 minutes or Less
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What you’ll need for DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces:
- Candles (I like the assorted sizes but you can choose the ones you prefer)
- Bag of fake fall colored leaves
- Glue Gun (*not going to lie, we may have used my son’s Elmer’s Glue stick and for the purposes of this project, it worked just fine. I’m not making any promises, though!)
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How You Can Make DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces
- Pick a candle (we decided on the biggest one) and wrap a piece of burlap around. This is where the glue comes in handy.
- For the remaining candles, take your leaves and tie around each candle securing in place with the twine or string. You can pick how many leaves you want on each candle.
- That’s it. What you’re left with is a gorgeous, yet simple, fall centerpiece that looks like it took hours to make (or looks like you bought from the store which is always an amazing compliment in itself).
Bonus idea: If you don’t want to use these as a centerpiece, you can also get the little miniature chalkboards and attach to the twine and hang from each candle and make little place cards for your guests.