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10 DIYs for your Thanksgiving Table

by Amy Azzarito

I’m still in shock that next week in Thanksgiving. I know we say that every year, but seriously. If you have any time on your hands, before next week, here are a few easy DIYs (most of them can be done while you’re catching up on Homeland) to add a little handmade touch to your holiday table. They’d also made great hostess gifts, if you’re an invited guest and don’t have to worry about cooking. And who knows, maybe you’ll even be creating a new holiday tradition.  –Amy

Image above: DIY a place for guests to put that mug of hot apple cider – just stain the leather in colors more holiday appropriate – shades of orange would be lovely: Leather Staining Coasters

Image above: If you have a sewing machine, this is an easy way to create beautiful placemats: Reverse Applique Place Mats

Image above: And if you don’t have a sewing machine, here’s a quick way to spruce up your existing placemats: Ombre Tassel Placemats

See more Thanksgiving Table DIYs after the jump!

Image above: An easy DIY trivet for that bowl of mashed potatoes: DIY Leather and Wood Trivets

Image above: If you don’t want to splurge on flowers, you could DIY a candle centerpieces (We used electric candles here – a good choice if you have a table filled with children): DIY Wax Paper Candleholders

Image above: A super easy napkin ring project: DIY Scrap wood napkin rings

Image above: An even easier napkin ring project (just use your favorite paper and a empty paper towel tube: DIY Marbled Napkin Ring

Image above: I’d love to see these done in more Thanksgiving colors (browns and oranges) running down the center of the Thanksgiving table:  Watercolor Bud Blocks

Image above: I’d love for someone to serve me up some mulled cider in a jar wrapped in leather: DIY leather cup jacket

Image above: Easy to make with just a single piece of fabric and a little thread and yarn:  DIY knotted fringe table runner

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