40 Inspired Decor Ideas For The Best Thanksgiving Ever

Turkeys, pumpkins, foliage—gangs all here!

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Between carving the turkey and baking the pie, flowers and pumpkins are probably the last thing on your mind. But we've got your back with some decorating ideas that are super easy, quick, and cost-effective. No matter what your patience level, you'll find something to make your T-Day extra festive on this list.

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DIY Balloon Centerpiece

What's a party without balloons? Use them as your Turkey Day table runner and you'll knock out two decor must-haves in one.

Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.

More: The Most Unique Centerpieces for Your Thanksgiving Table

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Naturally Dyed Linens

Your guests will never believe that these napkins were dyed using turmeric and basil.

Get the tutorial at Sugar and Charm.

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Paint Some Pumpkins

Orange and brown? For Thanksgiving? Definitely not groundbreaking. This year, rainbow it up.

See more at Tell, Love, and Party.

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Bring Some Color To Your Leaves

Fall foliage is gorg, but we have another idea. These ombré leaves are totally stunning—and super easy to make.

See more at Lia Griffith.

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Keep It Simple

Emily Henderson's Thanksgiving table is everything ours aspires to be—it's warm and modern, totally inviting, and definitely not fussy.

See more at Emily Henderson.

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Use Pumpkins As Name Tags

Tell everyone where they're sitting in the cutest way possible. Bonus? They can take these home after as party favors.

See more at Tell, Love, and Party.

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Turn Crepe Paper Into Corn Husks

Popcorn >>> actual corn. We're dying over these adorable crepe paper corn husks.

See more at Lia Griffith.

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Add Some Metallics

All that glitters are gold pumpkins. Spray paint your pumpkin, then use it as a vase.

See more at The Crafted Life.

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DIY Paper Leaf Thanksgiving Table Runners

Ask your kiddos if you can borrow their colored construction paper for this super quick DIY. It costs nothing, but looks seriously impressive.

Get the tutorial at Momtastic.

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Printable Thanksgiving Tags

You could use basic name tags, but these cute messages will be a much bigger hit with your holiday guests.

Get the tutorial at Sugar and Charm.

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Charlie Juliet
Au Naturale

If you're tired of orange and black come the Thanksgiving feast, opt for a muted, earthy tablescape with hints (not the color palette!) of fall. Burlap-wrapped succulents bring the table to life, while alternating jet black votives with taper candles offers verticality.

See more at Good Housekeeping.

BUY NOW Burlap, $16, amazon.com

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Brian Woodcock
Acorn Squash Acorns

Wrap the wide tops of acorn squash in jute rope and voila! An acorn squash transforms into its namesake — and brightens up any porch or nook.

Get the tutorial at Country Living.

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Michael Partenio
Mini Blackboard

Greet visitors using a thrift store find coated with chalkboard paint. Or go for a more traditional autumn wreath featuring fallen leaves.

Get the tutorial at Country Living.

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Quentin Bacon
Mix It Up!

Flickering candlelight looks even prettier against mixed metals. Switch up the finishes on cutlery and candlesticks, choosing silver and gold, for the perfect fall tablescape.

BUY NOW Taper Candles, $12, amazon.com

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Curb Appeal

Lay out the welcome mat (and more) for holiday guests. Pumpkins, mums, and stalks of corn can dress up the front walk, and mini pumpkins add an unexpected surprise on top of window ledges.

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Erika LaPresto
Fall Fruits

Stock up on flint corn, permissions, and pomegranates to put together a centerpiece in a pinch. Heaped in a pretty bowl on the coffee table, or stacked on a cake stand in the dining room, the produce speaks for itself.

BUY NOW Cake Stand, $43, amazon.com

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Michael Partenio
Gord-eous Candleholder

Jack-o-lantern season might be over, but a carved pumpkin still comes in handy as a candelabra. Just scoop out space for a glass hurricane, and trim the gourd with a bough of ivy.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

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Aimee Herring
Florals For Days

The secret to flower arranging is simpler than you think. Just start with single blossoms placed in several vases of different heights. Top it off with a bloom at each setting tucked behind the place card.

BUY NOW Multi-Height Vases, $25, amazon.com

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Lemon Tree Dwelling
Sage Candles

Too busy cooking to decorate? Save some leftover sage from the turkey to dress up plain white candles. Secure the sprigs with basic twine and the table's ready go.

Get the tutorial at Lemon Tree Dwelling.

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Ella Claire
Understated Centerpiece

White pumpkins offer a subtle alternative to their brightly-colored cousins. Line them up on a wooden board for a perfectly rustic display.

Get the tutorial at Ella Claire.

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House of Jade
All That Glitters

You're never too old to play with glitter. Add a little sparkle throughout the house with a craft easy enough the kids can help out.

Get the tutorial at House of Jade.

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Simply Vintage Girl
Thankful For Easy DIY's

Twigs from your backyard create this thoughtful tree, which is adorned with hanging notes of gratitude.

See more at Simply Vintage Girl.

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That's My Letter
When Your Sick Of Wreaths...

Not a fan of wreaths? Hang wooden tags that you can easily DIY to prove just how grateful you are this season.

Get the tutorial at That's My Letter.

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Between Naps On the Porch
Bird Is The Word

Display a porcelain turkey with a surrounding heap of leaves (because he should, of course, be dressed for the occasion!).

Get the tutorial at Between Naps On the Porch.

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Freutcake
So Corny

Save a seat for your guests with a golden corn, complete with their name in neat cursive on the husk.

Get the tutorial at Freutcake.

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The Wood Grain Cottage
Warm Welcome

Dress up your front porch's welcome sign with corn stalks and gourds — the bigger the better!

Get the tutorial at The Wood Grain Cottage.

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The Everyday Home
Pumpkins That Won't Rot

Fill up ceramic pumpkin tureens with mini cabbage plants and scatter throughout your everyday china display.

See more at The Everyday Home.

BUY NOW Ceramic Pumpkin Pot, $10, amazon.com

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Delineate Your Dwelling
Turn Up For T-Day

In case everyone forgot what day it is, this DIY banner will spread the word.

Get the tutorial at Delineate Your Dwelling.

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Colorful Corn

A staple of Thanksgiving, bunches of vibrant corn easily come together to make a wreath.

Get the tutorial at Stone Gable.

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Our Fifth House
Spread The Love

Share exactly what you're thankful for with family and friends by writing it out on a cute sign.

Get the tutorial at Our Fifth House.

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