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21 Handmade Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving

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21 Handmade Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Fall and winter bring a bevy of holidays – no wonder it’s so many peoples favorite time of year! Halloween quickly gives way to Thanksgiving, which is pushed right out the door in order to make room for the biggies: Christmas and/or Hanukkah (depending on what you celebrate). But it doesn’t end there, as we then end with a bang for New Years Eve and, of course, celebrate a fresh start on New Years Day.

Right now, we’re gearing up for the foodies favorite – Thanksgiving. Growing up as the only vegetarian in my Southern family, I can’t say I was always over-exuberant about the holiday. I did, however, take great joy in decorating the house and celebrating in the spirit of thanks. This year, I am grateful for the time I spent working at Etsy – an amazing hub for handmade and vintage artists of all stripes and nationalities. I am also grateful for the opportunity to share so many of my amazing online finds and treasured artisan shops with the fine readers of Care2! This week, we’re sharing a collection of adorable handmade Thanksgiving decorations for your home. We hope the projects shown here spark some creativity in you, but if you’re going to buy – it’s always good to buy handmade. Happy Thanksgiving!


Handmade polymer clay pumpkins from Skye Art. Find more Thanksgiving home decor here!


Lampworks turkey earrings from MM Creative Creations. Find more Thanksgiving jewelry here!


Vintage silverware wall decoration from Spooner. Find more Thanksgiving wall decor here!

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Lo Lankford

Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.


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8:59AM PST on Nov 29, 2012

so pretty, ill have to try them next time!

2:28PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

Great ideas~~thanks!!

3:44AM PST on Nov 17, 2012

I always see thanksgiving as giving thanks to God for all He has provided for us. As children I remember the harvest festival at Church, where we brought some canned foods, or fresh and it was given to those who were in greater need. I recall the hay that the farmers provided and the huge pumpkins etc. We sat on the hay and sang, it was special. I honestly really enjoyed this festival. In Australia we don't have thanksgiving day celebrated as a Nation but I think we should. It is always good to be thankful.

6:39PM PST on Nov 16, 2012

Very nice , thanks !!!

5:13PM PST on Nov 16, 2012


10:40AM PST on Nov 16, 2012

Thanks for the article Jan, and the links too.

10:29AM PST on Nov 16, 2012

At last! Some really cool decorations NOT from China!!!!
Sure, designers can come up with great ideas, have stuff made there, and it's super cheap.

support local's classy...........unique..........good for America!

8:42AM PST on Nov 16, 2012

nice, thanks

2:46AM PST on Nov 16, 2012

Noted, thank you.

9:23PM PST on Nov 15, 2012


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