17 Last Minute Thanksgiving DIYs

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Most of us will be packing up and hitting the road for the holiday today, so in addition to podcasts, we thought we’d share some great last-minute ideas that you can do while sitting around the table tonight. From simple place setting projects to a scavenged leaf mobile, these DIYs are the perfect way to spruce up a Thanksgiving table (and the whole house!) without requiring a long trip to the craft store. Best wishes for a happy holiday and for anyone driving and flying today- safe travels! xo, grace

*Stay tuned for the results of our Thanksgiving Instagram contest tomorrow!

Image above, clockwise from top left: DIY gem “spider” place tags, Leather coasters, Wallpapered TV trays, Woodburned serving tray.

DIY Leather and Wood Trivets

DIY Cardboard Gourd Place Settings

DIY Embossed velvet place cards

DIY Tassel Placemats

DIY Violet Ice Cubes

DIY Seashell Candles

DIY Oyster Shell Salt Cellars

DIY Painterly Party Cups

DIY Inkjet Table Settings

DIY Walnut Charms

DIY Gold Leaf Rocks (would make great place settings)

DIY Yarn Vase

DIY Leaf Mobile

  1. Love those velvet place cards, and the guests could take them home and use them as bookmarks.

  2. hannah says:

    I’m a pretty big fan of the rocks, but they’ll have to wait for Christmas or 2014. Beautiful ideas all around!


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