2 Festive DIYs For Your Thanksgiving Tablescape

I love to decorate my home for the holidays, especially if it's something I've made myself. It's so much more special and a DIY is a great way to get your kids involved for some quality time. After all, that's what the holidays are about!

Here are 2 easy DIYs to prepare for your Thanksgiving feast:

Pear Table Turkeys


  • Pears

  • Felt in fall colors + black/white

  • Brown pipe cleaners

  • Thumbtacks

  • Glue stick

  • Pattern (see below)


Choose colors for your turkey's tail and using the pattern, cut one of each side.

Glue together in descending order with your glue stick.

Cut out two white ovals for the eyes, two small black circles for the pupils, yellow for the beak, and red for the "wattle."

Carefully attach to your pear with a glue stick to make his face. Attach the tail to the back with the thumbtack. You can add a little glue to help it stay put.

Form the pipe cleaners into feet by overlapping and giving a little twist. Attach the feet to the bottom of the pear with thumbtacks

Place around the table with other decorations or as a place setting.

Golden Leaf Name Tags


  • Natural colored paper

  • Watercolor pencils in red, yellow, and brown

  • Small paintbrush

  • Glue

  • Super fine gold glitter

  • Gold marker

  • Pattern (see below)


Using the provided pattern, cut out as many leaves as you have guests.

Color the edge of each leaf with a combination of red, yellow, and brown watercolor pencils. Using a small brush and water, blend the colors to emulate the coloring of fall leaves.

Once dry, use a small brush to apply glue to the edges of each leaf, one by one and sprinkle with glitter. Set aside to dry.

Add the names of your guests using a gold pen.

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