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Fun Outdoor Thanksgiving Decor to Get Festive This Year

Thanksgiving is approaching very quickly. Now is the perfect time to start decorating your home for this holiday. There are many outdoor Thanksgiving decorations available, and some of them you can make yourself. Today, I'm going to go over Thanksgiving decor ideas and DIY Thanksgiving decorations that you can use to decorate your yard.

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DIY Basket Wreath

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This DIY wreath made from a basket is simply adorable. It has the words "Thankful" on it, but you could write anything you'd like. Surprisingly, this Thanksgiving decoration is very easy to make. It can be slightly difficult to write the lettering on this basket, but even that is not too hard to do.

Supplies Needed:
  • Round shallow basket
  • Faux fall flowers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Black craft paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Sharpie
  • Ribbon or burlap
Instructions:
  1. Start by using your marker to write out the lettering. Remember that you can use any lettering you want. However, if you want it to be a Thanksgiving wreath, you'll probably want to write something such as "Thankful".
  2. After you have written out the lettering, take your black paint and paintbrush and trace the lettering. This will make the letters look bolder and more noticeable. Make sure you have a newspaper or a piece of cardboard underneath the basket since the paint may drip through the cracks.
  3. Next, take apart the faux flowers so that there isn't much of stem. Begin gluing the flowers onto the basket. You can glue the flowers wherever you'd like, but it probably looks best under the lettering. After you have glued as many flowers as you desire on the basket, let the glue dry.
  4. Lastly, glue the ribbon or burlap onto the back of your basket wreath. Let the glue dry, and then hang your wreath up on your door.

Pinecone Door Decor

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Thanksgiving decor starts at your front door. Although a fall wreath may look nice, there are many other ideas for decorating your door. One idea is to hang some pinecones on your door. To make this pinecone decoration, select 8 four- to six-inch pinecones and 8 two-foot-long pieces of silk ribbon. Use a hot-glue gun to adhere the last two inches of each ribbon to the base of a cone. After the glue dries, collect all the ribbon ends and stagger them so that the cones fall at varying lengths. Tie the ribbon ends together in a knot and trim the tips so they are uniform. Slip the knot over a nail on your door.

Door Greeting Wreath

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This is another creative Thanksgiving wreath that would look beautiful on your front door. It is also fairly easy to make. All you need is an old tray, chalkboard paint, and faux fall flowers. Simply spray the chalkboard paint onto the old tray. Glue on the faux flowers, and then write on the chalkboard "Welcome To Our Home". Because you can erase what you wrote on the chalkboard, you may have fun writing different sayings on it. "Happy Thanksgiving", "Welcome Fall", and "Grateful" are just a few ideas for your chalkboard wreath.

Thanksgiving Flag Decoration

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Are you shopping for Thanksgiving yard decorations? If so, look no further than Thanksgiving flag decorations. These flags can be hung almost anywhere in your yard. They are made to withstand the harsh weather outside, including wind, rain, and snow. Some Thanksgiving flags have the words "Happy Thanksgiving" written on it, while others have turkeys decorated on them. You can also get fall decor flags. Click here to purchase a Thanksgiving flag decoration on Amazon.

Inflatable Turkey

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Decorating with an inflatable turkey is an adorable way to decorate your yard for Thanksgiving. Keep in mind that if you live in a windy location this Thanksgiving decoration may not work too well. However, if you don't get wind too often it may be fun to decorate your yard with an inflatable turkey. At nighttime, most inflatable turkeys will glow in the dark. This makes it stand out even if you turn your porch light off. You can purchase an inflatable turkey on Amazon by clicking here.

Thanksgiving Doormat

You can purchase Thanksgiving doormats at stores, or you can make your own. To make your own, cut out some pumpkin stencils. Tape them onto a doormat so that they stay in place. Then, using a foam brush, dab some paint inside the stencil. Remove the stencil and repeat a couple more times, but this time using smaller pumpkin stencils. After you have at least three pumpkins on your doormat, take some leaf stencils and paint those around the edge of your doormat. Let it completely dry before putting your new doormat out on your porch. For a finished look, add some pumpkins to your porch around the doormat.

Harvest Wreath

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This wreath is made with faux leaves and fruit. To make a wreath similar to this one, you would need to glue the fruit, pine cones, and leaves onto a twig wreath. You can also buy wreaths like this at Pier One. There are many Pier One fall decor options available, from fall wreaths to fall pillows.

Pumpkins and Straw Bales Display

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This porch display definitely speaks fall and can be used to decorate your porch well before Thanksgiving. As you can see, all you need are some pumpkins, a couple of straw bales, a basket, and faux leaves. You can decide if you want to use real pumpkins or fake ones. To create this display, tip the basket over on its side. This will make it look like the pumpkins are spilling out of the basket. Attach the faux leaves onto the basket with wire or glue. Next, arrange the straw bales by the basket. After you find a place for the straw bales, begin placing the pumpkins in and around the basket. You may want to put a few pumpkins on the straw bales too.

Fall Garland

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Fall garlands are perfect for a Thanksgiving decor porch. What's nice about fall garlands is that they can be hung almost anywhere. You could hang them on your deck railing, or you could hang them over your door. It may be a good idea to make a wreath that matches your fall garland. There are many fall garland ideas to make yourself. You could use real leaves, faux leaves, pine cones, or felted leaves for your fall garland. Once you have decided what you will use to make your fall garland, you must decide how it will attach it to the ribbon. One idea is to put holes in the leaves or pine cones and then string the ribbon through the holes. Another way to attach them to the ribbon is to use glue.

Autumn Embroidery Hoop Wreath

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This wreath has a unique look to it. Unlike other fall wreaths, it is not made from autumn leaves or pinecones. Instead, it is made with faux fruit and wheat. You don't even need a foam wreath because this wreath is made from an embroidery hoop. Basically, to make this wreath you need to glue the faux florals onto the embroidery hoop. Then, tie a ribbon onto the embroidery hoop and enjoy the beauty of this wreath!

DIY Faux Hydrangea Fall Wreath

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This DIY Faux Hydrangea Fall Wreath is perfect for decorating your door for fall. It is very easy to make and it only requires a few supplies. You don't even need glue to make this wreath. Here is how you can make it.

Supplies Needed:
  • 1 grapevine wreath
  • faux hydrangea blooms (enough to fill the wreath)
  • other blooms if you’d like to add them
  • floral wire cutters
  • floral wire (optional)
  • fall sign
Instructions:
  1. Take each faux hydrangea bloom and cut the stem with floral wire cutters. Leave about 12 inches of stem to work with.
  2. Stick each bloom into the twig wreath. Bend the stems back in so they aren't sticking out the end. Add any other blooms if desired.
  3. Add the fall sign to the wreath with the floral wire.
  4. Using the floral wire, create a little hook in the back so that you can hang this wreath onto your door.

Final Thoughts on Thanksgiving Decor 

I hope this article has inspired you to start decorating for Thanksgiving. As you can see, there are many options for outdoor Thanksgiving decorations. One option for outdoor Thanksgiving decor is to use wreaths. Wreaths are definitely an easy way to brighten up your front door. Wreaths are also very easy to make. Another option for Thanksgiving decor is to use an inflatable turkey. What's nice about inflatable turkeys is that they usually light up at nighttime, making them noticeable even in the dark.

Other ideas for decorating your yard with Thanksgiving decor is to use fall garlands, Thanksgiving yard flags, Thanksgiving doormats, and fall displays. If you happen to have pumpkins left over from Halloween, feel free to add them onto your porch. Not only does it look nice, but it is also a useful way to use those pumpkins instead of throwing them away. Whatever you choose to do, I'm sure your Thanksgiving decor will be a success. Have fun!

Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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