7 DIY Bookish Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

Amanda Nelson

Staff Writer

Amanda Nelson is an Executive Director of Book Riot. She lives in Richmond, VA.

Thanksgiving is the best holiday. This is empirical fact. There is food, and there is napping, and there is time to read while other people watch football. The only thing that could make it better is by booking-up the bookishness of the decor. Remove those plastic cornucopias and replace them with a few of these more literary DIY options*:

Thanksgiving Bunting!

thanksgiving bunting 2

You could make this yourself, but if you’re feeling lazy this centerpiece is for sale.

thanksgiving centerpiece

Cute place settings for the kid’s table!

thanksgiving place setting book

I will. I WILL gobble til I wobble. (This one is also for sale if you don’t wanna DIY)

bookish thanksgiving print

An autumnal book tree! Would make a nice centerpiece, no?


Book pumpkin > regular pumpkin?


You could easily do this one with an old dictionary page!

bookish thanksgiving decor

*I know some people are squeamish about using book pages for crafts, but I firmly hold the belief that using older books that are just going to get junked anyway (like old dictionaries from the thrift store, mass market paperbacks from the library’s dumpster, etc.) and giving them a new life in a creative way is a great way to show some book love.


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