Thanksgiving Crafts (for Adults)

Kids aren’t the only ones who like to make pretty things for Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for ideas that are a little bit more sophisticated than pipe cleaner turkeys, you’ve come to the right place. This is our ultimate list of Thanksgiving crafts for grown-ups.

Pumpkin Candles

Pumpkin spice candle -- Learn how to make this candle using instructions from Home Candle Making by Stephanie Rose, published by Leisure Arts
Pumpkin spice candle — Learn how to make this candle using instructions from Make & Give Home Candle Making by Stephanie Rose, published by Leisure Arts.

Handmade pumpkin candles could be the perfect romantic accents for your Thanksgiving celebration. You could incorporate them into your table centerpieces, or simply light them and place them in convenient spots around your living area on the day of the celebration.

If you want to learn, step-by-step, how to make these charming pumpkin candles, there’s a brand new book I highly recommend to you. It’s called Make & Give Home Candle Making from the “Make & Give” series of books by Leisure Arts. This beautiful book includes complete instructions for making the pumpkin candles plus a whole bunch of other charming projects — plus giftwrap ideas for presenting your handmade candles to your gift recipients. With Christmas quickly following Thanksgiving, you’re likely to appreciate having all these lovely gift ideas available in one place.

Learn More About Make & Give Home Candle Making:

Craft Ideas for the Thanksgiving Table

If you ask people what Thanksgiving is all about, invariably someone is going to mention “dinner.” Is dinner really supposed to be the main focus of the holiday? Well, that’s debatable — but the food really is an important aspect of it. Of course, with food being one of the central Thanksgiving holiday themes, and with presentation being such an important part of the meal, it’s natural that crafters will want to pay some attention to their table settings at Thanksgiving. With that in mind, we offer these craft ideas for the Thanksgiving table.

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

  Wire Crochet Napkin Rings

These wire crochet napkin rings are ideal for Thanksgiving, but they're appropriate for everyday use as well.
These wire crochet napkin rings are ideal for Thanksgiving, but they’re appropriate for everyday use as well.
  Bead Crochet Napkin Rings

You can use these versatile beaded napkin rings for Thanksgiving, or other special occasions.
You can use these versatile beaded napkin rings for Thanksgiving, or other special occasions.

 

 

 

 

 Recycled Napkin Rings

You can upcycle the tabs from pet food cans to make these chic recycled napkin rings. They're perfect for celebrating a green Thanksgiving, or for everyday use too.
You can upcycle the tabs from pet food cans to make these chic recycled napkin rings. They’re perfect for celebrating a “green” Thanksgiving, or for everyday use too.

See Also: 16 Ways to Make Napkin Rings

Knitting and Crochet Placemat Patterns

Placemats can be either formal or casual; so whichever your entertaining style happens to be, you’ll find suitable options for setting your Thanksgiving table with placemats. If you want to knit or crochet your own placemats, you can click here to find bunches of fantastic patterns to choose from.

Knit and Crochet Coaster Patterns

Coasters are handy to have on your Thanksgiving table, both for dressing up each place setting and for protecting your table or linens from drippy messes. If you want to make your own coasters, be sure to grab some free coaster patterns to use for this purpose.

Turkey Napkin Basket DIY

Heidi Kenney has a special talent for making simple,  crafts that everyone can relate to. This turkey napkin basket is one of those projects. It’s a fun, colorful craft project with an interesting twist that’s clever, creative and unique. At the same time, it’s totally easy, and should be doable for pretty much anyone who wants to try it.

 

DIY Thanksgiving Table Runners

Delight your Thanksgiving dinner guests with a lovely handmade table runner. Here are a few free patterns and ideas:

See Also: Fall Patterns to Knit and Crochet at KnittingandCrochet.net

So there you have it: That’s our list of Thanksgiving crafts for adults. We hope some of these ideas were inspiring to you, and that you’ll be able to use this information to enhance your Thanksgiving celebration this year. We wish you and yours the loveliest of holidays.

See Also: Pumpkin Crafts and Decorating Ideas

By Amy Solovay

About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She holds a bachelor’s degree with a studio art minor; and she has also obtained another degree in textile design. Amy has been crocheting and making crafts since childhood, and knitting since her teenage years. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, KnittingandCrochet.net and Crochet-Books.com. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.

This page was last updated on 9-20-2019.

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