It’s no secret that Thanksgiving — when people come together to note their gratitude for the members of their family and their community — is one of our favorite holidays at Solstice™. To help you properly celebrate the loved ones in your life, we’ve gathered some ideas for lovely DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece projects that will have your whole family thankful for your crafting skills! Read on to learn about some of the projects you can construct to give this holiday the festive feel everyone deserves. 
Wrapped Wheat
The first DIY Thanksgiving craft in the list is probably also the easiest and requires only two materials and a pair of scissors. By wrapping colored embroidery floss — jewel tones will really pop — around a handful of dried wheat stalks, you’ve instantaneously created a striking centerpiece for your guests to admire. Place a number of these stalk clusters inside a clear vase — or under a glass cloche — to up the sophistication of this rustic decoration. Alternatively, you could place one of the clusters on each of your guest’s plates and invite them to take it home with them when they leave.

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Rope Cornucopia
There’s few things that conjure the feeling of Thanksgiving faster than a cornucopia spilling over with seasonal veggies. While most cornucopias are made of rattan, it can be difficult to find one if you need it to be a specific size or shape. With that in mind, we’ve tracked down a DIY cornucopia made of wrapped rope that couldn’t be more simple to make. First fold a ¾” piece of rope over itself and then begin to form the cornucopia by wrapping the rope into larger and larger circles while using a glue gun to keep everything stable. You’ve already set out on your own trail, so once it’s done, don’t let tradition take the reins — try loading your cornucopia up with nonstandard stuff, like mini disco balls or balloons. 

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Pumpkin Menu
If your Thanksgiving meal is beginning to look like a five course feast, you’re going to need a menu to keep everything straight. Sure, you could print a menu on paper, but you don’t always like to take the easy route. Enter: the menu pumpkin. After sourcing the right pumpkin (pro tip: pick a pumpkin that is taller than it is wide) you’ll just need to hand-paint the evening’s offerings on the side of the pumpkin. Place it in the middle of the table and voila! Your dining room becomes the fanciest restaurant in the neighborhood. It’s the perfect opportunity to invite over the new Solstice™ neighbor you met while walking the High Line Canal.

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Tin Can Candles
Shabby-chic and delightfully earnest, these easy votive candles come together with a little elbow grease and a few passes of paint. You’ll begin by peeling the adhesive labels off of soup cans and then punch the word of the day (T-H-A-N-K-S) one letter at a time into each of the cans. After you’ve punched the letters, a layer of gold paint on the inside and a layer of white paint on the outside will make your tin can votives glow with good spirit and holiday cheer — all while prompting everyone at the table to remember why they decided to gather together in the first place.

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There’s a lot to be grateful for this year, and we hope wherever you are that you’re able to spend the season with the people who mean the most to you. If you’d like to spend Thanksgiving in a beautiful new home near Chatfield Lake, reach out to us today so we can schedule you to visit a model home. Happy Thanksgiving!

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