7 Free, Printable Thanksgiving Decorations and Crafts

A pain brush with paper fall leaves

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Free, printable Thanksgiving decorations are a great way to decorate your home without worrying about your budget or finding the time to rush to the store. You'll find free Thanksgiving decorations for your table, walls, and mantle.

Printables offer you the ability to start decorating instantly. They're also easy to save on your computer and reuse year after year. You can often customize the images by recoloring them or editing them. Free printables are also eco-friendly; you print only what you need and will use, saving paper and trees in the long run.

Artists, bloggers, and decor experts developed these printables, provide instructions, and offer the designs as free holiday graphics. To get started, follow the directions on each website to print and use your Thanksgiving decorations. In most cases, you'll need to open the file, print out the decoration, cut, and sometimes assemble. They're a fun, easy, and quick way to make Thanksgiving better for less.

  • 01 of 07

    Free Thanksgiving Decorations for Your Table

    Candle place holders

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    You'll find a ton of printable Thanksgiving decorations here, primarily 14 different options for place cards. Your guests will feel extra special when they sit down at your wonderful-looking Thanksgiving table. Only you will know that it didn't cost you a dime. Placecards make getting seated for dinner organized and thought out.

    You can also find ideas for centerpieces, napkin rings, placemats, favor boxes, and everything else you need to decorate your Thanksgiving Day table.

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    Printable Give Thanks Banner

    A "Give Thanks" banner hanging from a mantle.

    At Second Street

    Print out the letters that spell out "Give Thanks" and attach them to a ribbon or string. You can then hang up this free banner from blogger Kalleen from At Second Street over the mantle or any other place in your home. This Thanksgiving decoration project looks great and will take about 20 minutes to complete. You likely have all you need: colored paper, printer, scissors, and a decorative ribbon.

  • 03 of 07

    Free, Printable Thanksgiving Collection

    A buffet decorated with white and brown Thanksgiving decorations.

    The TomKat Studio

    If you're looking for a one-place stop for templates and directions to make your Thanksgiving display look extra special, check out this elegant brown and white printable decoration set from The TomKat Studio. There's a printable Give Thanks banner, placemats, signs, dinner invitations, menus, dessert labels, leftover labels, party circles, and thank you labels.

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    Autumn Paper Leaf Wreath

    A paper leaf wreath

    Polka Dot Chair 

    Choose some scrapbook paper in fall colors and designs that you love to make this Autumn paper leaf wreath from Polka Dot Chair. You can cut them by hand or use the cut files and your cutting machine to cut them out quickly. Distress the edges and arrange them in this quick decor project. You'll also need a circle hoop, which you can easily make using a sturdy paper plate.

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    Thankful Tree Free Printable

    A printable tree with leaves listing what people are thankful for.


    This Thankful Tree from Craftionary is an excellent idea for a Thanksgiving decoration, especially if you have kids. There's a file available that will give you the tree and title, and you'll find free leaf templates that you can print and cut out to use for leaves. You could also incorporate other Thanksgiving clip art to make it even more fun.

    On each leaf, ask people in your home to write what they are thankful for and adhere it to the tree. You can also ask your family and friend guests to write on a leaf when they arrive for Thanksgiving dinner. Here's a more modern Thanksgiving tree that you can also use as a centerpiece.

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    Give Thanks Chalkboard Printable

    A chalkboard printable sitting on a mantle.

    Creations by Kara

    "In All Things, Give Thanks" is on these free chalkboard prints from Creations by Kara. These printables make a great Thanksgiving decoration for a table or a wall in your home this Thanksgiving. This particular graphic is an 8-inch by 10-inch free printable that can fit in a picture frame. You can use a photo editor to adjust it to fit the size of a frame you have available.

  • 07 of 07

    Paper Mayflower Ship Printable

    A 3D printable Mayflower

    Skip to My Lou 

    Everything you need to make this 3D origami Thanksgiving decoration from Skip to My Lou is included as a printable. All you need to do is cut, fold, and assemble. Children would love to be included in making these crafty ships. This decoration would look great on a mantel, the dining room table as a place setting, or anywhere you plan to decorate for Thanksgiving (or a nautical theme).