17 Genuinely Chic Decor Projects to DIY This Thanksgiving

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Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner requires a lot of planning, time and—let’s be real—money. And I’m not just talking about the food. Creating a decadent feast is just the first step; prepping your house with rustic decor and filling it with cozy vibes is the second.

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Decorating can cost a pretty penny, but thankfully, it doesn’t have to. Pinterest is chock-full of decor DIYs you can tackle this month—and many of them are genuinely cute (read: not tacky). Because the last thing you want is to fill your home with a bunch of arts and crafts you don’t feel awesome about. (At that point, it’d almost be more worth it to shell out the extra bucks and save yourself the trouble.)

Now, if you think the genuinely cute Pinterest decor on offer is all pumpkin-spiced and cinnamon-covered, you’ve got another thing coming. Because while that is definitely on the menu (how could it not be?!), Pinterest has tons of other options for the host who prefers something sleek and modern—or kitschy and artistic.

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In other words, affordable DIY options for the host on a budget? Check. Affordable, genuinely cute DIY options for the chic AF host on a budget, no matter their aesthetic? Also check.

Ahead, 17 actually cute DIY Thanksgiving decor projects to tackle this season. Deck out your home, split your bill in half—and have some fun in the process, won’t ya?

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Water-Marbled Pumpkins

Not a fan of orange? Keep it fresh and artistic with a marbled pumpkin that will have your guests impressed—both because of your ingenuity and affinity for modern holiday decor.

Photo: Practical and Pretty.
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Mason Jar Candle Holder

For a more elegant way to transform your mason jars, add water and some fruit with a sprig of rosemary. Elevated Thanksgiving decor in a snap.

Photo: Tastemade.
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Gilded Fruit Centerpiece

Gilded fruit is a chic way to put a modern twist on your Thanksgiving table. Copper leaf sheets transform (fake) fruit into stunning centerpiece accents.

Photo: Country Living.
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Rustic Grater Lanterns

Reach into the back of your cabinets for some old cheese graters that you can easily transform into rustic lanterns.

Photo: Country Living.
STYLECASTER | 17 Genuinely Chic Decor Projects to DIY This Thanksgiving
Cinnamon Stick Candle Pillars

Not only will these pillars spice up your cozy dining room this fall, but they also make for some great decor.

Photo: BuzzFeed.
STYLECASTER | 17 Genuinely Chic Decor Projects to DIY This Thanksgiving
Squash Candleholder

The easiest way to balance candlesticks without investing in an actual candleholder.

Photo: Home Design Inspired.
STYLECASTER | 17 Genuinely Chic Decor Projects to DIY This Thanksgiving
Gold Glitter Tablescape

A gilded tablescape is perfect for the Thanksgiving host who wants to keep a fresh and fun vibe going.

Photo: See Vanessa Craft.
STYLECASTER | 17 Genuinely Chic Decor Projects to DIY This Thanksgiving
Wheat and Cranberry Centerpiece

Height and texture are essential for dynamic centerpieces. Steal some of those cranberries you were planning to use for your cranberry sauce to amp up your dining room set.

Photo: Mandy Being Crafty.
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Floral Fall Wreath

Who said wreaths are just for Christmas? Alternating red, orange and amber eucalyptus will totally welcome your guests this autumn. (This one's a buy, but you could DIY a version with low-cost branches from Michaels!)

Photo: Etsy.
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Canning Jar Lid Pumpkin

Jar lids and cinnamon sticks make for a surprisingly sleek combination.

Photo: Cute DIY Projects.
STYLECASTER | 17 Genuinely Chic Decor Projects to DIY This Thanksgiving
Apple Votive Holders

Your guests will be completely stunned by this extremely creative approach to dressing up your dining room table.

Photo: PureWow.
STYLECASTER | 17 Genuinely Chic Decor Projects to DIY This Thanksgiving
Acorn Centerpiece

Adding height and warmth to your table could not be easier. Just grab a bag of acorns and a few fresh flowers.

Photo: Tara Met Blog.
STYLECASTER | 17 Genuinely Chic Decor Projects to DIY This Thanksgiving
Acorn Napkin Ring

A DIY napkin ring can seriously step up your table-setting game. It costs practically nothing, considering you definitely have half of this DIY in your home.

Photo: A Little Claireification.
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White Calligraphy Pumpkin

If traditional autumn colors aren't your thing, these minimalistic pumpkins should get the job done your way. (Available on Etsy, but you don't even need to click through to understand how to tackle this DIY.)

Photo: Etsy.
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Pumpkin Wine Glass Candleholder

Wine and dine this Thanksgiving, but leave a few glasses out that you don't mind crafting for this super simple (and incredibly adorable) candle holder.

Photo: Home Design Inspired.
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Squash Lanterns

Don't have any decor planned? Solution: a few gourds and pinecones in a lantern will bring out holiday vibes in no time.

Photo: Home Talk.
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Book Page Pumpkin

Thanksgiving without pumpkins? Blasphemy. Why not craft a few from books that are on their last legs?

Photo: Book Bub.

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