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12 Delightful paper crafts that are perfect for Thanksgiving

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DIY your Thanksgiving decor with these wonderful paper crafts. Easy to do while you're waiting for the turkey to roast, these pretty and festive crafts are sure to brighten up the holiday.

Folded paper fall leaves

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Photo credit: Happy Clippings

Your Thanksgiving decor just isn't complete without the addition of these pretty DIY folded paper leaves. Made with the use of the free template on the Happy Clippings website and some fall-colored construction paper, this is an easy DIY for your home.


Hay bundle place cards

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Create adorable place-card holders for your Thanksgiving table decor with autumn-hued card stock. Wrap cut strips with twine and then add name tags of each guest. As an added bonus, each guest can take his or hers home as a parting gift.


Pumpkin place cards

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Another take on paper place cards are these adorable DIY pumpkin place cards. Made with seven different pieces of patterned paper, these are too cute to pass up.


Gratitude jar

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Want to remember what you are thankful for all year long? Create a gratitude jar with the use of an "upcycled" baby food or spaghetti jar. Make it pretty with a paper flower and handmade label.


Toilet paper roll turkey

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Have a turkey at your Thanksgiving dinner by making your own. An easy craft, this turkey is made out of an empty toilet paper roll and book pages or newspaper.


Pumpkin basket

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Photo credit: Limelight Paper Crafts

Whether you want to hold leftover Halloween candy or a few fall apples, this pumpkin basket is the perfect accessory for your Thanksgiving decor. Crafted with card stock and brown packing paper, this basket can even be made to send guests home with leftovers!

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