Hosting a Thanksgiving Day bash can be…
nerve-wracking (and expensive)! Luckily, Wheatpaste Art Collective is no stranger to hosting parties on a dime (and as big-city dwellers, parties in small spaces are our specialty). We’ve put together some awesome DIY Thanksgiving ideas to give you a leg up on the planning without having to shell out buku dollars!
Instead of buying metal place card holders for seating assignments, why not use what’s in your own backyard? Gather up some small pieces of wood and follow this DIY Thanksgiving ideas tutorial on how to create a low-cost wooden table accent. While you’re at it, recycled paper works wonderfully for the place card holders themselves. Don’t print new – reduce, reuse, recycle!
To-go containers can get pricey (not to mention easy to mix up if you bring your own). Bake individual mini pies in lieu of to-go containers – everyone can easily eat their dessert or take it with them. Guests’ choice!
Unless you’re still banished to the kids table (don’t get down on yourself if you are – just face the reality that you’ll be there long after you graduate from college), keep the kiddos busy with DIY Thanksgiving ideas of the craft variety. This veggie Thanksgiving turkey set up will definitely inspire some vegetable love, and you can re-use your old toilet paper rolls to make decorations! You’re never too old to get craftin’ yourself, so feel free to try your own hand at it as well.
If you’re looking for DIY Thanksgiving ideas of a more elegant nature, these pressed flower luminaries at Apartment Therapy are easy and super cool looking. Recommended for design-savvy hosts on a budget!
There are tons of other DIY Thanksgiving ideas on Pinterest, so browse around and see what other inspiration you can find! (Psssst – we like this board and think you will too). Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be crazy, uninspired, bland, or boring on a budget. Just look at what’s around you and get crafty!