Creative Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas for Your Yard

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s the perfect time to decorate your yard in autumn colors. Create an autumn-inspired yard to rejoice in the thankful spirit of the festival. You can use creative and cool ideas for easy fall decorations for your yard. Using natural elements will add to the natural beauty of your yard.

Creative Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas for Your Yard

Here are 10 Thanksgiving decoration ideas for your yard:

Use Flowers 

You can use fall plants like mums and gerbera daisies. Make arrangements with asters, sedum, and salvia. Use a few pumpkins or gourds and add some grape vines to decorate your porch railings.

Place Pumpkins and Gourds 

Bring a bit of country to your yard! Place pumpkins and gourds on your porch, alongside a happy scarecrow or hay bales.

Flat Rocks 

Create a small maze using flat rocks, corn stalks and hay bales. You can paint the rocks in orange, red and yellow to match the seasonal colors of your yard.

Arrange Straw Bales 

You easily get straw bales by this time of the year. Arrange them to create a seating area or use them as a backdrop of flowers. Put a few into a wheelbarrow or arrange them in the scarecrow.

Decorate with Corn Husks 

Gather corn husks and tie them together to use them in pumpkin and gourd arrangements. Make a garland by intertwining them with flowers and grapevines and decorate your porch rails.


Place a scarecrow to add a focal point to your Thanksgiving décor. You can make it look friendly, cheerful or slightly scary. Add hay bales, pumpkins, flowers and other natural elements to complete your scarecrow.

Autumn-Inspired Wreath 

Fall wreaths are prefect to set a welcoming tone in your yard. Made with corn husks, leaves, mums, twigs and other natural elements, they will create a spectacular look in your yard.

Decorative Lights 

Add a string of decorative lights to your porch railings and illuminate your yard for the Thanksgiving night.

Pumpkin Wheelbarrow 

Fill a wooden wheelbarrow with pumpkins, gourds, dried leaves to make a beautiful entryway in your yard. Use a variety of colors to capture the essence of the fall. You can also place a “Welcome” message on it to welcome your family and friends.

Faux Pumpkins 

Add fun to your front porch by using faux pumpkins. They can last from Thanksgiving to Christmas and can even be used several years in a row. You just have to arrange them in different beautiful ways.

Arrange Candles on Pumpkins

Using candlelight for Thanksgiving dinner is a great way to make a place more inviting for your guests.  Try arranging the candles on top of a pumpkin to further add decorative touches to your Thanksgiving night.

Hang Dried Corns

Hanging dried corns can add colorful texture to match your Thanksgiving theme. Tie a few cobs together to hang on your door for an elegant arrangement.

Sprinkle in Some Kale, Cabbage, and Other Colorful Flowers

Arranging flowering cabbage and kale along with garden mums, alyssum, nemesia, and viola in a pot or container will bring vibrant hues to your yard. 

Decorate Your Walkway

Impress your Thanksgiving guests by welcoming them through a beautiful walkway. You can spruce up your walkway by placing a wreath of dried fall flowers and foliage on a welcome door or accentuate the surroundings with squashes, pumpkins, and fall veggies. 

Set Up a Trellis

Adding trellis can be a charming touch to your outdoor decoration.You can create your trellis using wooden boards or metal poles and plant climbing roses on either side for a pleasant look.

Now it’s time to decorate your yard and get into the festive spirit!

                                               Happy Thanksgiving!


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Ron Frazelle

Ron Frazelle is the Project Manager of La Habra Fence Company, a leading provider and installer of ornamental iron fencing in Southern California for over 65 years. Ron is committed to providing the best customer service, high quality products and quick project completion at the best overall value for his clients. La Habra Fence Company is known for creating a loyal and returning clientele that looks forward to doing business with them.