11 Thanksgiving Prep Ideas

Crafts, clothes, wreaths, and snacks, I've got the turkey day ideas to help you celebrate Thanksgiving.
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Sure, you've been brainstorming the Thanksgiving meal since the weather started to turn, but how about the other things you always mean to do and always forget: kid crafts, a little decor, and a little nosh? I've got you covered with 11 Thanksgiving prep ideas that aren't about the meal. Let's start...

Print these free Thanksgiving toothpick flags for your table


Make a Thanksgiving wreath from Your Cozy Home.

Corn Thanksgiving Wreath

Get yourself ready with this Thanksgiving meal planner

thanksgiving menu prep

Create a thankful pumpkin with your kids

Thankful pumpkin

Whip up a batch of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

great pumpkin cookie

Who says you can't sub out pumpkin pie for a pumpkin cake roll?


Paper and leaves make an easy turkey craft for Thanksgiving morning


Make a pre-dinner snack with a fruit turkey with fondue (you could also serve it just as is!) from Clean and Scentsible

fruit turkey fondue platter

Whip up some headgear for your pilgrims from Martha Stewart

paper pilgrim hats

Put together some leaf prints in salt dough


My friend Alison has a darling stencil to give your little one a turkey butt.


What do you think? Will you be trying any of these for your Thanksgiving holiday this year?


turkey crafts for thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

I'm resolving that this is the year that I get on the ball and create some Thanksgiving crafts with my kids. Come checkout a few I have in mind.