For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, It’s all about geninue and thoughtful thanksgiving crafts that are perfect for the upcoming holiday. Thanksgiving is on the way. The centuries old celebration has messages that are as strong and important as ever.
In readiness for the upcoming holiday, the crafts here are sure to help you create some lovely decor.
The classic craft emblems, (turkeys, pumpkins and more) are all here, plus a few unique and new ideas.
But first a little progress report of my own…
On My Needles
I stayed up late one night this week and finished knitting the Ridged Shawl by Vanessa Ewing (Plymouth Yarns)
After blocking, I realized that the edges were not as straight as I thought they would be.
I have learned from other lovely knitters that I didn’t pick up enough stitches on one edge, and my bind off was a bit tight.
There were suggestions that I rip back those rows of garter stitch on each edge and redo.
I am reluctant to do this; I am too keen to work on something new!
I secretly made it for my daughter for her birthday.
She has already been wearing it, enjoying its warmth and softness:)
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Top 10 In Craft
In a previous post, I talked about practicing to be thankful every day.
The upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday is such a lovely time of the year.
Who is looking forward to a delicious feast?
Hope you all enjoyed Halloween 🙂
Another special time to get into the spirit of things!
This week I’ve found more fabulous Thanksgiving projects to share with you.
DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards
Guests will love these handmade fall leaf place cards.
Wonderful use of something found in nature.
Follow the tutorial on Lark and Linen.
Giving Thanks Banner
A simple and easy to make leaf banner project by Carina.
Follow her tutorial and get the whole family involved with writing messages of thanks.
Thanksgiving Home Decor Turkey
This is a lovely idea for a handmade Thanksgiving decoration for the home.
A good project for using up material scraps. Follow Rachel’s tutorial on Adventures Of A DIY Mom.
No Sew Personalised Napkins
Find some stencils you love, and some fabric paints to create your no sew napkins for your Thanksgiving table.
Follow the tutorial on Sustain My Craft Habit.
Give Thanks Changeable Frame
Using an upcycled frame and some embroidery skills, create a changeable frame for messages of thanks.
The embroidered words “Give Thanks” are behind the piece of glass.
Then you can write on the glass, what you are thankful for each day.
Follow Bev from Flamingo Toes tutorial.
Pumpkin Pie Garland
Adding this garland to a wall or mantlepiece would make a lovely Thanksgiving decoration.
Follow Liz’s tutorial on Say Yes.
Thanksgiving Paper Flower Turkeys
These gorgeous paper flower turkeys can top a mason jar, a craft stick or be used as a table decoration.
Super easy instructions to follow on Club Chica Circle.
Yarn Wrapped Pumpkin Decorations
This is a smart idea for using up scrap bits of yarn and creating an excellent display for Thanksgiving.
I love the spiral rosettes.
Follow Jessica’s tutorial on Two Shades of Pink.
Balloons and Autumn Leaves
A clever way to use fallen Autumn leaves and balloons to create a unique decoration for Thanksgiving.
It will be a labor of love, but worth it!
Follow A Joyful Riot’s tutorial.
DIY Embossed Autumn Leaf Candle
This would make a beautiful addition to your table for Thanksgiving.
Follow Fran’s tutorial on Fall For DIY.
Editor’s note: Our readers have said, in their free time, they love going back over previous editions of our roundups.
– So we’ve kept the crafty goodness below from this time last year.
Thanksgiving Embroidery Hoop Pattern
A lovely handmade decoration for Thanksgiving.
Jessica from Cutesy Crafts shares her embroidery hoop design on Polka Dot Chair.
Give Thanks Crocheted Table Runner
Using the technique of corner to corner (C2C) crochet to create the letters of this table runner design.
Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me shares her pattern and some helpful videos of how to do the C2C technique in her tutorial.
Scrap Buster Fall Inspired Pillow
Decorate your couches with a fall inspired pillow during Thanksgiving.
A great way to use up your scrap fabric pieces and the tree comes up a treat 🙂
Follow Allison’s instructions on Cluck Cluck Sew.
Corn Embroidery Thanksgiving Card
A lovely handmade card to give out at Thanksgiving.
Nessy Designs has created the downloadable pdf and tutorial to help you build one.
Colorful Fall Leaves
These would look lovely as a centerpiece for a Thanksgiving table.
Get the kids involved too and they would be super excited to show off their crafty cleverness!
Follow Jodi’s tutorial on Super Make It.
3D Pumpkin Felt Art
Such a lovely and straightforward Thanksgiving wall art idea.
Using felt to make a 3D pumpkin and some embroidery to say “Give Thanks.”
Follow Allison’s tutorial on Simple Serendipities.
Sara at Tell Love and Party has this easy to do felt and canvas Thanksgiving banner. Something to decorate your home for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Crackers To Delight Your Guests
Use a tradition that is often seen at Christmas and New Years and adopt it for Thanksgiving.
They can be used for a name card at each setting or as a gift after your meal.
Pop in a lovely note to say why you are thankful for having that guest in your life.
The lovely team at Handmade Mood has a tutorial for you to follow.
Accordion Paper Pumpkins Table Centerpieces
This lovely paper craft idea will add a real point of interest to your decorations for Thanksgiving.
Follow the tutorial from the team at Minted.
Easy Thanksgiving Table Decor
Heidi from Honey Bear Lane has fabulous suggestions for easy Thanksgiving Table Decor.
Sew An Acorn Banner
Love to sew? Create this stunning acorn banner to bring the celebration of fall and Thanksgiving into your home.
Kim at Bugaboo City has a tutorial for you to follow.
Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape
Some lovely ideas for creating a stunning tablescape this Thanksgiving.
Wendy from My French Twist steps you through how to put it all together.
Thanksgiving Thankful Sign
DIY Thankful sign looks effective and is a project that can be completed within a couple of hours.
Amy at The Idea Room gives you all the instructions in her tutorial.
Be Thankful Embroidery
In the lead up to Thanksgiving, sit down in the evenings and create this Thanksgiving-themed embroidery hoop.
Craftsy offers the free pattern.
Thanksgiving Clothespin Wreath
This Thanksgiving wreath looks so effective, and it is made from Clothespins!!!
A great upcycling project, and it will look fabulous once you’ve finished.
Chica and Jo show you how to make it in their tutorial.
Thankful Turkey Activity Boxes
Get the kids involved in Thanksgiving and get them to create Thankful Turkey Boxes.
Follow Rachel at Handmade Charlotte’s tutorial.
Pumpkin Pie in Jars
Pumpkin Pie in a Jar! What a great idea:)
The team at A Beautiful Mess have created this delicious recipe for an easy, hassle-free Thanksgiving dessert.
Thanksgiving Turkey Table Decorations For the Kids
Some more fun for the kids this Thanksgiving.
Holly from Ribbons and Glue steps you through the requirements to make these gorgeous table decorations.
Crocheted Pumpkin Centerpiece
Sarah has a wonderful crochet pattern for this delightful fall inspired pumpkin.
They will look lovely on your Thanksgiving table or mantelpiece.
Candle Centerpiece For Thanksgiving
Amy from Mom Spark shows you how to make this simple candle centerpiece.
So easy to do and looks great!
Recycle Brown Paper Grocery Bags To Make Thanksgiving Napkin Rings
Recycle some brown paper grocery bags and make Kathy from Merriment Designs Thanksgiving Napkin Rings.
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
Looking for a healthier option for a delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte?
Lacey from Sweet Pea Chef has a recipe you should try out.
Hope you have enjoyed our Thanksgiving Crafts inspiration and you have a fabulous time celebrating Halloween!
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