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We know, we know—sacrilege—but sometimes watching the game isn't exactly our idea of a fun Friendsgiving activity. That’s why this year we’re looking to these ten entertaining and festive (and super photogenic) group DIY projects instead.

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DIY Leaf Catchall

These dainty clay dishes are way easier to make than they look (and a seriously elevated party favor).

See the full tutorial on Design Sponge.

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Leaf Votives

Coat the inside of jelly jars with a sugar paste and colorful leaves for the prettiest little fall centerpieces.

See the full tutorial on Jamonkey.   

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Gratitude “Trees”

Get back to the real meaning of Thanksgiving by having guests dress fall branches around the house with paper leaves inscribed with what they’re thankful for.

See the full tutorial on Make It & Love It.

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Book Page Paper Feathers

Have guests take a pair of scissors (and some glitter glue) to an old book or newspaper. These guys are super pretty as a place setting addition, or as gift toppers come present season.

See the full tutorial on Life Is a Party.

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Mini Pumpkin Florals

A crowd pleaser, for sure: Grab a few inexpensive floral bouquets at Trader Joe’s, and challenge your friends to get their autumnal ikebana on. 

See the full tutorial on Fish & Bull.

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Golden Gratitude Garland

We’re swooning for these gold-dipped leaves with warm sentiments written on them as a festive wall decor addition.

See the full tutorial on The Sweetest Occasion.

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Painted Acorns

Wanna take this sweet and simple little DIY one step further? Add strings and turn ’em into ornaments.

See the full tour on Home Stories A to Z.  

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Decoupage Leaf Pumpkins

Pumpkin season ain’t over ’til it’s over. (Also: Mod Podge is always the answer.)

See the full tutorial on BLDG 25.

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Thankful Rocks

Coat stones in metallic paint, and have each friend leave a sentiment of gratitude. Displayed in a pretty bowl or jar, these make a warm decor addition to enjoy throughout the season.

See the full tutorial on Or So She Says.

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Cinnamon Spice Fall Cookies

Let’s be real: The best kinds of crafts are the edible ones.

See the full recipe on Half Baked Harvest.

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