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Okay, so I know today is Halloween — and believe me, I thought about sharing more Halloween craftiness; but unless you’re looking for pumpkin-carving templates (here and here) or cocktail recipes, the All-Hallows ship has pretty much sailed.

But, in just three weeks (yes, only 3 weeks!) friends and family will be ready to celebrate Thanksgiving. So, if you haven’t started working on your Turkey Day decorations yet, now’s the time.

Start by putting leftover Halloween decorations to good use. Give faux pumpkins a fashion-forward makeover by covering them with trendy upholstery fabrics:  How to Cover Faux Pumpkins in Metallic Leaf

Turn a canvas dropcloth into a custom-fitted dining chair slipcover, perfect if you need to visually unify mismatched chairs:How to Make a Dining Room Chair Slipcover

Gather moss, dried grasses and seed pods to make a rustic wreath for your front door:
Rustic Fall Wreath

 Or add an outdoorsy touch indoors with this easy-to-sew linen and felt pillow:How to Make a Fall Acorn Pillow

Need more Thanksgiving ideas? Check out our how-to projects, recipes and inspiration-filled feature, then tell us in the comments below: Do you hand-make your Thanksgiving decorations?


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10 Responses

  1. Shannon says:

    Love the door wreath.

  2. Renae says:

    The black and white pumpkins are beautiful.

  3. carolinaprep says:

    These ideas look very elegant, not what you think of when you think of homemade crafts. Impressive! Keep it up!

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  5. Kalie says:

    I like the beautiful pumpkins too. Very chic.

  6. Lisa Petruolo says:

    The rug in the photo of the table and chair is fantastic. That is a great look all around.

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