Five Upcycled Thanksgiving Decorations You Can Make At Home

Written by Brittany Thatcher


Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with it comes the beginning of the holiday season. Lots of purchases are made to prepare for Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, and they can really take a toll on your wallet. To save you some money this holiday season, here are a few upcycled Thanksgiving decorations you can make at home!


  1. Upcycled Wine Bottles


Start collecting your empty wine bottles to upcycle them into fun new decorations! There are so many different things you can do with used wine bottles. For example, you can paint the inside of one, and then write or paint Thanksgiving-themed words or phrases on the outside.


  1. Upcycled Wine Glasses


Take your old wine glasses and fill them with candles for a cheap and easy way to decorate. For a new twist on this project, take your glasses and turn them upside down, put acorns or other fall-inspired decorations on the bottom, and then place a candle on top.

  1. Pistachio shell flowers


Start collecting your old pistachio shells to make this beautiful flower! All you need is a hot glue gun and several shells. When it’s complete you can spray paint it with different fall colors and use it as a centerpiece!


  1. Candle Holder



Take a glass jar of any size or shape, fill it with acorns or leaves of different colors, and then place a candle inside to create a unique and festive candle holder. This can also be reused in December by making it more of a winter holiday theme, with items like pine needles or cranberries.



  1. Upcycled Tree Branch



Make a homemade, rustic candle holder by taking a thick tree branch and drilling a hole big enough into the top to fit a candle. For an interesting twist, take a longer branch and lay it horizontally on your table (making sure it is stable) and drill a series of evenly-spaced holes into the top to lay candles, creating a beautiful candelabrum centerpiece!







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