TSSM’s Favorite Thanksgiving Day Table DIY’s | South Shore Moms

With the holiday less than a week away, we all hopefully know who we will be hosting and where we are going for Thanksgiving! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY crafts that Moms, kids, and the whole family are sure to love!

There is no better way to individualize your Thanksgiving Table with these adorable napkin holders ideas!

DIY Flower Napkin Rings


This adorable floral napkin holder from Sunshine Shoppe Blog, brings a fun pop of color to your table! This universal design can be reused at any festive occasion! Not a fan of yellow or a flower for your table? You can easily substitute for any other color or a festive bunch of leaves.


  • toilet paper rolls
  • jute thread for wrapping-would also look great with elastic or ribbon if you are going for a less rustic style
  • your choice of fabric flowers or leaves
  • rhinestone or pearl embellishments for the center of the flowers


  1. Cut your toilet paper tubes into fairly even rings. We thought that halves made them too thick so we cut our toilet paper rolls into thirds.
  2. Add a dot of glue to the inside of one of your rolls. We used hot glue for this project, but if you use a regular white glue or craft glue you may want to have a paperclip or a clothespin handy to hold the end of your string in place while it dries.
  3. Wrap your string until you have gone around the entire napkin ring. Secure your end with a dot of glue on the inside and let it dry.
  4. Next, select a flower to top off your napkin holder! You could choose matching flowers for all of your napkin rings, or an assortment in a similar color palette.
  5. Secure the flower to your napkin ring with a dot of glue.
  6. Add (optional) embellishment to the center of the flower with a dot of glue.
  7. Repeat until you have a full set of napkin holders!

For step-by-step visual, check out The Sunshine Shoppe Blog!

DIY Acorn Napkin Rings


  • Paper Towel Holders
  • Jute Twine (or any sturdy yarn you might have on hand)
  • Hot Glue
  • Fall Leaves (fabric)
  • Acorns


  1. Paper towel rolls are a little less than 11″, measure and cut into 4 even pieces being just under 2.75″ each.
  2. Just secure the end of your twine inside the paper towel roll with a little hot glue and then wrap vertically, pressing the twine into straight lines and securing with a little hot glue in between every 2-3 wraps. wrap vertically to make the process a bit easier
  3. Once fully wrapped, simply hot glue a fall leaf and acorn on and you have a beautiful fall napkin ring!
  4. Repeat until you have a full set of napkin holders!

For a step-by-step visual, check out A Little Claireification!

This adorable napkin holder creates a homey and rustic atmosphere for your family! The acorn truly brings the outdoors in for this project from  A Little Claireification!

Paper Turkey Napkin Holder


This chic festive napkin holder will be sure to impress the family as your paper turkey napkin holders take center stage on your guests place settings!

We found these (non-edible) turkey’s from Factory Direct Craft!


  • Scrapbook paper
  • Clothespins
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Markers or Pens
  • Scissors


  1. Cut a rectangle our of the paper for each clothespin that is just slightly wider than the length of the pin and about 1 1/2 times the length.
  2. Fold the paper, starting at a narrow end, into an accordion fold, with each pleat about the width of the clothespin.
  3. Fold the pleated paper in half and round the ends.
  4. Glue the bottom pleat to the top of the clothespin* and then bring the two halves of the top pleat up together and glue them in place to create a half circle. Add dabs of glue as needed to keep the circle shape solid.
  5. Cut out a bowling ball shaped piece of paper for the body of the turkey and glue it to the center-fold of the circle, adding eyes and a beak with your markers.
  6. Repeat until you have a full set of napkin holders!

For a step-by-step visual, check out Factory Direct Craft!

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