Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it's a celebration for all our American crafters to give thanks for the past year. There's so many things that remind us of Thanksgiving – big feasts full of turkey and treats, autumnal decor and pumpkin pie, the list is endless! Handmade baked goods and handcrafted presents go hand in hand with Thanksgiving and will make the day all the more special. So to help you make this Thanksgiving the most handmade one yet we've gathered over 40 Thanksgiving craft ideas for adults. We've got everything from DIY cards to fall wreath ideas for you to explore as well as free printables to keep it cost effective. If you're looking for more Thanksgiving crafts for kids then head over to our fall craft ideas for kids as it's full of cute and sustainable projects that your little ones will love. This article is for the adults though! Keep reading to discover over 40 Thanksgiving craft ideas for adults.


Thanksgiving craft ideas for adults

1. Give Thanks printable banner

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Scrapbooking's DIY Thanksgiving decorations are stylish and chic. We especially love this free Give Thanks printable banner.

2. Thanksgiving cross stitch

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Check out Mollie Makes' 32 Autumn cross stitch patterns and make some seasonal cross-stitch. Thanksgiving crafts have never been so cute!

3. DIY dried flower frames

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Head to the woods or your garden and pick up some autumnal blooms to make Clem Around The Corner's dried frames.

4. Autumnal leaves patterned papers

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Rustle up your own DIY Thanksgiving cards today using these free patterned papers from Papercraft inspirations!

5. DIY Thanksgiving centrepieces

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D'Amore 1896 show you how to make your own DIY Thanksgiving centrepieces.

6. Thanksgiving doormat

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Spread fall cheer for all your guest by making this DIY doormat! We show you how to make a Thanksgiving doormat so you can share the fruit of the season.

7. Rosemary Thanksgiving placemat cards

Thrifted Nest's Thanksgiving placemat craft is all-natural and sustainable! All you need is old embroidery hoops, fresh rosemary and some twine. Sustainable crafts are our favourite.

8. Thanksgiving napkin holder printables

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The Craft Patch's utensil pouch is the personalised touch your Thanksgiving table needs.

9. Paper pine cone decoration

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Add some paper pine cones to your DIY Thanksgiving centrepieces using Papercraft Inspirations how to make paper pinecones tutorial.

10. Thanksgiving crochet Autumn leaf banner

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Homemade Thanksgiving decorations don't get cuter than Just Pootling's Autumn crochet garland. You can keep this one up all fall long.

11. Thanksgiving embroidery pattern

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Stitch this grateful hoop by Jessie Doe and give it to a loved one this Thanksgiving. Head over to our free thanksgiving embroidery design here on Gathered.

12. Printable Thanksgiving cards

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Spread the joy with Press Print Party's printable cards.

13. Thanksgiving wreath

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Papercraft your own beautiful thanksgiving wreath with Becki Clark's free tutorial. Who wouldn't want to make this paper beauty?

14. Giant Autumnal flowers

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Forage the woods to find your materials then use A Piece of Rainbow's tutorial to make these beautiful blooms.

15. Thanksgiving Bingo Game

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Keep the kids entertained at the table with Crazy Little Project's free printable bingo game.

16. Thanksgiving Pie Garland

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Get your papercraft supplies out and make Martha Stewart's pumpkin pie garland.

17. Fall leaf garland

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The Cookie Snob's DIY Thanksgiving decorations are perfect Autumnal colours and will look gorgeous strung along your table.

18. DIY kids Thanksgiving centrepieces

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Get the little ones involved with Say Yes' DIY Thanksgiving centrepiece. There's drawing, threading and colouring fun to be had!

19. Thanksgiving platter

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The Baker Mama's super easy platter is made up of fun and healthy snacks.

20. Thanksgiving tea towels

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If you have a Cricut then Happiness is Homemade has the tutorial for you. Use their template to make your own tea towels.

21. Thanksgiving pumpkin centrepieces

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Tell Love and Party's fall styling is just beautiful and they even have printable place cards for you to print.

22. Thanksgiving gift tags

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Print Hanna Nilsson's cute Thanksgiving gift tags and add them to your table and gifts.

23. Beaded pumpkin decorations

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If you're looking for more minimalist Thanksgiving craft ideas then check out DIY with My Guy's tutorial.

24. Clay Autumn leaf dishes

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Make your guests some Thanksgiving gifts with Dora Daily's tutorial. Let them keep all their trinkets safe in these gorgeous autumnal leaf dishes.

25. Thanksgiving Fall wreath

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Birds and Blooms Thanksgiving craft ideas don't get prettier than this simple fall wreath.

26. Make your own fabric pumpkins

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Make your own fabric pumpkins using Mollie Makes' fabric pumpkins tutorial.

27. Bleached pinecones

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A Piece of Rainbow shows you how to bleach pinecones safely and add them into your Thanksgiving centrepiece.

28. Thanksgiving sign

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Give Thanks with Courtney from ModPodge's simple stained sign tutorial.

29. Thanksgiving printables

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Place of my Taste has kindly given you a collection of free printables that you could use for your placemats or make DIY thanksgiving cards.

30. Knitted pumpkin pattern

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If fabric pumpkins aren't your jam then why not make these knitted ones? Use Gina Michele's free tutorial to make yours.

31. Thanksgiving Fall sign

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We love My Sisters Suitcase's DIY fall sign. Simple to make yet so effective.

32. Pumpkin burlap banner

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Crafting Cheerfully's pumpkin banner DIY will look wonderful hanging around your Thanksgiving table.

33. Thanksgiving tea light holders

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Make your table look extra beautiful by making One Little Project's fall tea light holders.

34. Crochet candy corn bunting

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Jen Haye's candy corn bunting is a free crochet pattern and will look super cute hanging in your home.

35. Thanksgiving mini milk jugs

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Courtney Whitmore's blog is full of homemade thanksgiving decorations but we especially love these tiny, fall-inspired milk cartons.

36. Crochet pumpkin napkin holder rings

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Keep your napkins tidy with Lily Sugar'n Cream's free pumpkin pattern.

37. DIY Thanksgiving cards

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If you need some DIY Thanksgiving card ideas then Jennifer Mcguire Ink has loads!

38. Pumpkin drinks cooler

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Keep all your drinks ice cold with The DIY Playbook's pumpkin cooler.

39. Autumnal leaf dishes

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Pop all your bits and bobs in Thinly Spread's DIY autumnal leaf bowls.

40. Crochet dreamcatcher wreath

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This super simple crochet dreamcatcher is the thing of boho dreams. Use DIY Show Off's tutorial to make your own.

41. Fall mason jars

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Crafts Unleashed have the most beautiful DIY Thanksgiving decorations including these sparkly little mason jars.

42. Thanksgiving embroidery pattern

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Celebrate Thanksgiving with Polka Dot Chair's free embroidery design.

43. Thanksgiving printable quote

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DIY thanksgiving cards have never been easier. Simply print How to Nest for Less' and pop it on a card or in a frame.

44. Thanksgiving fox friend

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Jenny Blair's felt fox friend would make an adorable Thanksgiving gift. Use Mollie Makes' felt fox pattern and make yours.

45. Thanksgiving cross stitch motifs

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We have these great Thanksgiving cross stitch patterns free for you on Gathered - gobble gobble!


We hope you enjoy making these Thanksgiving craft ideas and have a fab day! Make sure you share your Thanksgiving creations with us using #gatheredmakers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. If you're looking for Christmas crafts next then make sure you check out our free Christmas knitting patterns and our crochet Christmas decorations.


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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