Easy (Last-Minute) Thanksgiving DIY to Try

By Brittni • posted on 08/16/2023

Thanksgiving Table Runner Idea

I don’t know how this happened, but I managed to go this whole month without sharing a single Thanksgiving DIY project. Whoops.

So, here I am, three days before Thanksgiving, sharing a turkey day DIY before everyone starts heading out for the most stuff-tastic day of the year.

Cut Paper Leaves for Thanksgiving

All you need to make your own is an hour or two and a whole lot of paper. There are a couple of additional supplies needed…full supply list here. 

Then you’ll just need to cut out leaf shapes, add a message (sharing what you’re thankful for this year), fold, and glue.

Thanksgiving DIY // Easy Table Runner Made of Paper

Are you doing anything special for Thanksgiving this year? Any decorating plans for the dinner table?

10 comments | Click here to reply

This looks beautiful! and I adore the pretty colours 🙂

Monique | WritingMonique

Nice idea….
Thanks for sharing


Thanks Kel! Haha. Only you would appreciate me using the word stuff-tastic. 🙂


What a genius idea, B! I love the idea of incorporating little thankful messages! I also love you for using the word “stuff-tastic”.

Kelly @ Studio DIY

Definitely give this one a try, Sarah! It’s super easy…you could cut out and fold the leaves sitting in front of the tv watching a movie or something.


So adorable! I’m in the same boat – looking for some last minute DIY’s to try!

x Sarah


Thanks Shannon. Two people will make this project go by even faster. So, this would be a good one for the two of you, I’m sure.


I love this idea. I have been searching for a project to do with my cousins pre-Thanksgiving (its our tradition) and this one is so cute!


Thanks Arielle.


very cute. love how simple it is..right up my alley!

love, arielle
a simple elegance

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