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8 DIY Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas That Will Impress Your In-Laws

Finding the perfect Thanksgiving table decorations can be time-consuming and pricey. Thankfully, DIY Thanksgiving decoration ideas are both beautiful and affordable. Whether you want something that’s rustic yet chic or prefer a warm and cozy look, you're going to love these creative Thanksgiving table centerpieces.

While running out and buying new Thanksgiving table decor might sound easier than making your own festive decorations, taking the time to create something doesn't just save you money — it can also boost your health, according to Mark Frauenfelder, the editor-in-chief of the do-it-yourself magazine Make and author of the craft book Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World ($7.99, Amazon).

“When people engage in DIY activities like knitting, their heart rate and blood pressure go down,” Frauenfelder told The Huffington Post. "We are tool-using animals and our bodies feel better when we’ve got tools in our hands.”

Take a look at these crafty Thanksgiving table decorating ideas and create something that will make your heart (and your wallet) thankful this year!