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Thanksgiving Crafts

DIY Thanksgiving Crafts for beginners

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. -William Arthur Ward

Thanksgiving is a time of year to be grateful for what we have been given and is very recognized at Sartell High. You can be grateful for the things in your life by using at home items to make wonderful crafts. These DIY Thanksgiving crafts are sure to add charm to any household this fall.

Ombre Pinecone Craft

Grace Tran
DIY pinecone craft

What you need:

  • A pinecone
  • Acrylic paint in three or four different shade of the same color
  • paint brush
  • An old toothbrush


Step One: Take your toothbrush and clean off dirt, bugs, and residue of the exterior of your pinecone. This should be done outside because it can be messy.

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DIY finished product

Step Two: After you have cleaned the pinecone to your liking, take your paintbrush and apply the darkest shade of your chosen

color to the bottom 1/4 of the pinecone.

Step Three: Continue painting the next lightest shade to the next 1/4 of the pinecone.

Step Four: Keep repeating this step by making the paint lighter

Amy (Homey Oh My)
Gold Washi Tapeas you go up the pinecone with the rest of the shades until you reach the top.

Step Five: Hang or place in a decorative bowl to add life to your home


DIY Gold Confetti Pumpkins:

What you need:

  • Craft Pumpkin
  • Washi Tape
  • Clear Nail Polish
  • Scissors


Step One: Take out your gold washi tape and cut each piece into one-inch rectangles. After that cut each piece in half lengthwise to create these skinnier confetti-like pieces.

Step Two: After you have the number of confetti pieces you want, you are

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Finished Product

ready to place them on your pumpkin. Peel off the backing of the Washi Tape and place it on the pumpkin to your liking.

Step Three: Try and concentrate more confetti strips at the base of the pumpkin and get thinner as you work your way up.

Step Four: In order to keep the Washi Tape from wrinkling, you can add clear nail polish over the strips in order to keep the pumpkin in pristine shape for fall seasons to come.


DIY Farmhouse Pumpkin Bucket Craft:

What you need:

Kimberly Sneed
How to paint bucket
  • Galvanized steel bucket
  • Rust colored paint
  • Dark and light colored grey paint
  • Black paint
  • Sea sponges
  • Paint pouncer


Step One: To “age” the steel bucket, create rusted edges using your sponges. Sponge the rust-colored paint on the borders of the bucket. Once the rust paint has dried go over the entirety of the bucket with light and dark grey paint.

Step Two: After you’ve let the paint dry overnight, pick out a festive fall stencil to place over the bucket. (The one Kimberly used that says, Farm Fresh Pumpkins, is a perfect example. You can find these stencils at your local craft store.)

Step Three: Once you have your stencil placed to your liking, tape your stencil down on the galvanized bucket.

Step Four: Using your pouncer, fill in the stencil

Kimberly Sneed
Finished Product

with black paint. You may need to add more than one coat. After you’ve filled in the stencil with paint, peel off the stencil layer and let it dry overnight.


Step Five: After you’ve let your bucket dry you can fill it with wildflowers and craft pumpkins to add some extra pop to your DIY craft.






Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Craft

Alicia at sparks & chemistry
How to apple leaf using Mod Podge

What you need

  • Mason Jar
  • Mod Podge
  • Real or fake leafs
  • Sponge Brush


Step One: First, make sure the outside of your jar is clean. If it is not, wipe down the exterior of the jar with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any grease. (If your mason jar has grease or grime, your leave with not stick.)


Step Two:

Once the mason jar is clean, paint an extremely thin layer of Mod Podge over the jar. When the jar become sticky, place a single leaf on top of the Mod Podge.

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Mason Jar Leaf Craft

Step Three: When you have placed the lead down, flatten any edges and paint over it with another layer of Mod Podge. Keep adding more layers of Mod Podge until the leaf is secure.

Step Four: Keep repeating this process with as many or as little leaves as you’d like until the jar is to your liking

Step Five: Let your mason jar dry overnight, then you can hot glue some twin rope around the lid of the jar and place a candle inside.

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