easy last minute thanksgiving craft ideas

Please tell me how Thanksgiving has snuck up on us already? Jillian here from Her Split Ends, having a moment when I realized its almost Turkey Day!!?!? I must admit that I love this time of year. I love the chill in the air, the changing leaves, the yummy food and of course the endless amounts of crafting inspiration! Its almost impossible to not get inspired by the beauty in nature this time of year, and what better way to embrace it then to bring a little bit of that beauty indoors for your Thanksgiving decor!

How gorgeous is this simple tablescape?! I love the mix of metallics and the simple addition of the pinecones at each setting. Check out this great tutorial from Centsational Girl for the fabulous herringbone table runner. Try an easy to do cork trivet pattern or a genius idea…just put some leaves under a glass charger plate from the lovely Martha.


{Centsational Girl}

martha stewart trivets

{ Martha Stewart }


{ Martha Stewart }

thanksgiving tablescape

{ HGTV }

Looking for a creative way to get everyone sitting in the right spots for your turkey dinner?! The crafting queen herself, Martha tells you {here} how to turn nuts into place settings. Short on nuts, try using other foods like pears, pumpkins or even pine-cones as your base for the names. {okay so pine-cones aren’t technically a food…but you know what i mean}

walnut place cards

{Martha Stewart}

pumpkin place cards


Who doesn’t love the look of Mercury glass?! Such a cool way to bring a little metallic into your space. With this easy tutorial from Thistlewood you can DIY mercury glass on…anything! Pumpkins, a vase, votive candle holders, a bird {not a real one} or even a lamp base!

Mercury glass Pumpkins

Thistlewood Farm

mercury glass


Not only is it great to dress up your Turkey day table, add a little fall inspiration to your front door {with this great burlap wreath tutorial from the one and only Burlap+Blue} or jazz up your mantle with an adorable painted pincone garland {so doing both of these!!}

burlap wreath burlap+blue

Burlap & Blue

pinecone garland

Smile and Wave

So get your craft on this Thanksgiving! Be sure to check out the links to all these easy-to-do {and inexpensive} tutorials. Happy Turkey Day!