Feast mode: engage.
1. Use a plaid blanket or an oversized scarf as a tablecloth.
2. Arrange decorative gourds and pumpkins on a stairway landing.
3. Craft a no-sew banner, like this one from Minted’s Julep blog.
4. Arrange dried wheat stalks in a vase or pitcher.
5. Paint pumpkins, rather than carving them, to complement your home decor.
6. Spray paint ears of dried corn in a shimmery metallic hue.
7. Scrawl Thanksgiving words or messages on leaves with a paint pen.
8. Use butcher paper to draw out your table setting.
9. Collect colorful leaves and a twig to DIY this minimalist wall hanging.
10. Stick a few synthetic feathers in vintage class bottles.
11. Candlesticks add height and dimension to a tablescape.
12. Make a decorative pumpkin out of Mason jar lids.
13. Top miniature pumpkins with succulents using a hot glue gun.
14. Integrate plenty of natural touches, like these shed antlers.
15. Give your bar cart a Thanksgiving makeover.
16. Make high-backed dining chairs more comfortable with cozy throw pillows.
17. And finally, use items you already have — like a cloche, tray or basket — to create the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece.