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Fun Thanksgiving Decorations for Your Home

Updated on November 3, 2014
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Jeannie has been writing for HubPages for over 5 years. She covers a wide variety of topics—anything from hamsters to office work.

Thanksgiving is Coming

Now that it is November, it is a great time to start thinking about decorating your home for Thanksgiving. Many people get carried away decorating for Halloween or Christmas, but they forget all about Turkey Day! There are plenty of fun decorations for indoors and outdoors.

Maybe you'd like to string up some turkey lights. Perhaps you'd like to put some pilgrims in the front yard. Better yet, you might want to keep things simple with a nice Thanksgiving centerpiece for the dining room table. Centerpieces can include everything from a basic pumpkin (which are selling at extremely discounted prices in November) to an elaborate turkey and harvest food decoration.

No matter what type of look you are trying to achieve, you can certainly find some nice decorations for Thanksgiving. You can find items that are anything from tasteful to tasteless.

Outdoor Decorations

When it comes to outdoor decorations, there are many you can choose from. You can pick pilgrims or turkeys. You can decide whether you want them to light up or just have a plastic decoration. You can even find Horn of Plenty signs. Perhaps you'd like a cute scarecrow with some bales of straw. You can even find some inflatible Thanksgiving decorations for the yard.

There was a time when not many folks decorated for Thanksgiving. That is just not the case anymore. What better way to show your neighbors how much fun you are having this year for Thanksgiving? Decorate your yard and everyone will love it. In my personal opinion, it is a better idea than breaking out the Christmas decorations too soon.

Indoor Decorations

There are many great decorations available to celebrate Thanksgiving indoors. Some items are just outright silly like bathroom door decorations or Thanksgiving rubber duckies. Other items are cuter such as turkey figurines.

A good standard decoration is an item featuring harvest foods, leaves, or even just a pumpkin. Anyone can decorate for Thanksgiving using a turkey, but you can use a number of different items that represent fall.

For the centerpiece, many families will use a turkey of some type. You may opt for a paper turkey that you can easily throw out after the meal is over. You can also consider purchasing some flowers for the centerpiece. Some fall colors you should be sure to include are orange, dark yellow, and dark green. Small pumpkins or a gourd can also be a good choice.

Another great decoration idea for Thanksgiving is placing a candle or candles around the home. Autumn is one of the best times of year to shop for candles. You can buy candles in a wide range of fall scents such as: pumpkin spice, apple cider, candy corn, leaves, and caramel. You might decide to burn the candle on Thanksgiving Day or even use it as the centerpiece. It can make a home feel warmer and smell like autumn.

Do It Yourself Thanksgiving Crafts

Not everyone wants to just hang a simple Thanksgiving sign or simply buy a centerpiece for the dining room table. Some people are very creative. It is so much more fun to make the Thanksgiving decoration for yourself in certain situations. Not only is it more fun, it is also a personal and sentimental way to decorate. The holidays, in theory, should focus on spending quality time with loved ones. What a great way to share Thanksgiving with your family? Why not create some crafts with them?

Some of the many fun items you can make for Thanksgiving are:

  • Paper mache turkeys
  • Paper mache pumpkins
  • Turkey centerpiece
  • Thanksgiving playcards
  • Clay turkeys, pilgrims, etc.
  • Paper leaf garland


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    Jeannie InABottle 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks! I am glad you enjoyed it!

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    Fiddleman 6 years ago

    Great ideas for Thanksgiving decorations.

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    Jeannie InABottle 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Hahaha... this is the first time I've even seen Thanksgiving rubber ducks. That is hilarious! I would take a couple of ducks off your hands if you worked close to me. Hehe. Thanks for the comment and the votes!

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    Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

    Those stinkin' rubber ducks! I swear someone gives them to our office as presents for like every holiday and now we have like a boatload of rubber duckies that we have no idea what to do with. LOL. Voted up and awesome.

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    Jeannie InABottle 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I have to agree, nothing says classy like turkey lights. Thanks for dropping by.

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    Stephanie Das 6 years ago from Miami, US

    Sign me up for the turkey lights!