10 DIY Ways to Give & Say Thanks This Holiday

10 DIY Ways to Give & Say Thanks This Holiday

Dabney Frake
Nov 6, 2014
(Image credit: Almost Makes Perfect)

If saying, "Rub a dub dub, thanks for the grub" before your Thanksgiving meal doesn't quite express your gratitude for friends and family, I have a few projects to share with you. Here are ten DIY ideas that wordlessly — yet graciously — give thanks this holiday. Enjoy!


  1. Make a 3D ribbon banner out of kraft paper and organic material, from Undeclared Panache.
  2. Stick some branches in a vase for an easy Thanksgiving Tree. From DIY Louisville.
  3. Hello Lidy made this hanging fabric owl banner.
  4. It doesn't get an easier than this free napkin printable from Almost Makes Perfect.
  5. You can hang gold painted leaves individually, or as a garland like The Sweetest Occasion.

  7. Use a long sheet of printed paper as a temporary table runner for your holiday dinner, courtesy of A Subtle Revelry.
  8. Create placemats that double as a gratitude list, like these from Oh My Deer.
  9. Whipperberry's Thanksgiving garland looks great hanging on a fireplace mantel.
  10. Paint words of thanks on a basic drop cloth to use as a tablecloth. From Blue Cricket Design.
  11. Whimseybox shows you how to add a special message to plain serving plates, which can later be removed once the holiday is over.
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