DIY families always have a little something special planned for the holidays. Every Thanksgiving means another year that you can celebrate and think of fun new decor options to have around your home in time for the festivities. Think of it as adding extra seasoning to the turkey that is your home. This year go with the DIY holiday decor that has the right fit for your house.

DIY fall decor for Thanksgiving dining experiences
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Turkey Sampler Platter

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -William Arthur Ward

Some families get creative with the decor in their home. Other families get creative with the food entrees for the dining process. This article posts the question, “why not both?” Here’s a new and exciting take on what a party platter can look like, right down to the least feathery detail. With veggies a plenty, it’s easy to give thanks to this unique design. Or if that’s too healthy, consider the meat and cheese approach.

Thanksgiving party platter that looks like a turkey
Veggie party platter from Pinterest

Gourd bowls to serve appetizers

Gourds like squash, watermelon, and yes, even pumpkins can actually make great seasonal dispenser for party treats. Just slice a top open and scoop out the insides. Viola! A perfectly good edible bowl to serve appetizers, soup, seeds, or dip in. You won’t have to worry about storage before of after the holidays, as the containers is completely biodegradable. Throw it in the backyard for some extra potent fertilizer. Other gourds include and are not limited to:

  • Cucumber
  • Calabash
  • Muskmelon
  • Cucumis
  • Luffa
  • Summer squash
  • Acorn squash
DIY dining room decor that serves a function
DIY pumpkin bowls from modernmom

Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe

All you need are some white (or whatever color) pumpkins, some orange pumpkins, and a big enough playboard relative to the gourds’ sizes. Alternatively, you can simply paint tiny pumpkins with an “X” or an “O” to signify which pieces they represent. This is a time-tested game for children of all ages that also doubles as eye-appealing fall decor. Leave it outside for locals to play with.

Take your pumpkin tic-tac-toe game to the next level by spray painting the pumpkins gold and silver.

DIY decor that also doubles as entertainment for kids of all ages
Pumpkin board game decor from toddlerapproved

Edible Cornucopia

The cornucopia is the ultimate symbol of abundance and the harvest, making it the perfect symbol for Thanksgiving. Instead of buying a fake one, why not make your own edible one? You can use rolled pizza crust and tin foil to create a stunning (and delicious) cornucopia that you can proudly display on your Thanksgiving table.

DIY harvest bounty of food that serves as decor as well
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Turkey day is a fun day to celebrate with friends, family, and custom made DIY home decor. So this season consider decor that has a dual purpose, especially in the kitchen. DIY projects that serve as toys or dining room utensils kill two birds with one gourd. In any case have a happy Thanksgiving.