Pumpkin DIY Thanksgiving Decorations
Create these cute Pumpkin DIY Thanksgiving Decorations that includes a free printable template. Creating special holiday moments is easy with these Creative Thanksgiving Ideas!
I love making easy seasonal decorations for the table to get the kids excited about the holiday. Maybe it’s because my mom always made holidays special with all kinds of fun activities, decorations and crafts.
So I am trying to make the same memories for our kids, and since Thanksgiving can be a left-out holiday for decor, I decided it was time to make something special just for it.
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Sadly, because of the back-to-back holidays, Thanksgiving is left to just the turkey and pie. But my new way of making sure we get a little Thanksgiving decor is to make easy DIY Thanksgiving decorations for the Thanksgiving table.
And bonus, the decorations can double as Thanksgiving place cards or cute Thanksgiving treats (I know my kids love having something to munch on while waiting for the turkey to cook).
For this year’s special Thanksgiving decorations, I decided to go for paper pumpkins. I am a sucker for all things pumpkin, and then these can also be used for decorations all fall. How cute would these be if you drew jack-o-lantern faces on the front for Halloween treats?
Okay, so now that you know all the fun ways you can use these easy DIY Thanksgiving decorations, let me show you just how easy they are to make. Which is good if you are having a huge group over for dinner!
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Then print the template on a piece of colored cardstock. I used a pale taupe cardstock so they would resemble my favorite white pumpkins that I used all over my house for fall decorations this year. Cut out along the solid lines and score or crease the dotted lines.
I used my Silhouette electronic cutting machine to cut out my pumpkins. I love my Silhouette and use it for so many different crafts and homemade decorations. If you have a Silhouette, you can download the cut file for free here.
Glue the two pieces of the pumpkin box together at the bottom. Make sure the pumpkin sides are opposite each other.
Once dried, fold all the pieces up toward the center. Then grab the two stems and press them down so you can loop the holes in the sides over the stems.
Fold the leaf in half along the dotted lines. Cut a 2-3 inch piece of green floral wire. Wrap 2/3rds of the wire around a pencil. Then fold the remainder over and glue it to the back of the leaf.
Finally, glue the leaf to the top side piece of the pumpkin box with a dollop of hot glue. Make sure you glue it to the side piece that is looped over the stems last so you can open it up again. I just love these adorable little curly wires.
Now you can open it up and fill it full of treats, I chose peanuts because my kids think shelling peanuts is the best thing ever! Seriously, they love it and it entertains them for a long time.
All that was left to do was make a simple Thanksgiving tablescape so we can enjoy a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner. My kids already love their new paper pumpkin boxes.
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Make these paper pumpkins are perfect DIY Thanksgiving decorations for your table. Fill them with treats and use them as place cards.
What a cute idea! It would be the perfect touch to add to my Thanksgiving table.
Thanks for these wonderful signs, love signs, make awesome art for walls or ? You are pretty talented gal. I am digitally challenged (or maybe it’s just old age,hmmm).I have has a wonderful Cricut machine for almost a year, still to even install, try it, shame on me huh?
Can see you don’t have any such problem like I do.
Thanks for these signs, going to use for Thanksgiving at our daughter/family’s home besides printing for walls.
Enjoy Fall and rest of week/weekend
I love the simplicity of these little boxes. Yet another reason for me to get my Silhouette out of the box. I don’t know why I am so intimidated by that machine. Ha! Pinned and sharing. Thanks for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party this week. Hope you will join us again on Sunday at 12 EST.
im going to try making the pumpkin placecards for Thanksgiving this year as we are hosting- will add a nice touch to the table setting – thank you
These are very pretty for the Thanksgiving table. Easy to make too!
Thank you for the gift! This is a wonderful idea for the Thanksgiving table but I plan to use them as boxes for small gifts to my Sunday School class members! Have a wonderful Holiday with your family! God Bless you & yours!
I’d love to make these but don’t have a cutting machine. Can you provide a template to print so I can manually cut it out?
I love the paper pumpkin place card treat holder. I just wish it was in an svg format also. I have bad hands and cutting would be too much.