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Giving Thanks, Giving Boxes: 8 Thanksgiving Box Ideas to Spread Joy

October 12th, 2023      By Jeff Brandt

With the scent of autumn in the air and the anticipation of Thanksgiving’s arrival, it’s the perfect time to embrace the spirit of creativity and gratitude. In this article, join our team at Brandt Box as we embark on a journey of DIY craftsmanship, exploring eight charming and thematic corrugated box ideas designed to enhance your Thanksgiving celebration.

These projects aren’t only a delightful addition to your holiday decor but also thoughtful gestures that allow you to express gratitude and warmth to your loved ones. From rustic cornucopia boxes to leafy place card holders, let’s discover how these DIY creations can make your Thanksgiving gathering even more special and memorable.

8 Thanksgiving Box Ideas

1. Rustic Cornucopia Boxes

Crafting rustic cornucopia boxes is as enjoyable as a turkey box craft project! To get started, grab a medium-sized box with a tapered top. Using a glue stick, apply earthy, autumnal colors like brown, gold, and orange to mimic the look of a cornucopia on your box. Get creative as you arrange an assortment of faux or dried fruits, gourds, and colorful fall leaves inside the box, just like making a thankful turkey’s feast.

To complete the look, tie a rustic ribbon around the box’s opening to secure the contents – it’s so much fun to see the final result! These delightful cornucopia boxes will enhance your Thanksgiving table decor and make fantastic giveaways for your guests. Fill them with seasonal treats or small tokens of gratitude, all crafted from construction paper and a lot of heart!

2. Grateful Message Boxes

Thanksgiving is a time for expressing gratitude, and grateful message boxes are a great way to share your appreciation with family members on this happy Thanksgiving day. To craft these corrugated boxes, start with a plain box of your desired size. Decorate it with warm, fall-inspired colors and patterns. Next, write personalized messages of thanks on strips of paper or cards to make this Thanksgiving day even more special.

Place these heartfelt messages inside the boxes, along with small tokens of gratitude, like chocolates or handwritten notes, to show your love. Seal the boxes with a ribbon or twine, and you have an original craft that shows your appreciation and spreads joy. These grateful message boxes are perfect as place settings or thoughtful gifts for family and friends. They remind everyone of the importance of gratitude during the holiday season.

3. Pumpkin Pie Slice Boxes

Pumpkin Pie Slice Boxes

Pumpkin pie is a quintessential Thanksgiving dessert, and creating pumpkin pie slice boxes adds a delightful twist to your holiday table. You’ll need a template in the shape of a thankful turkey pie slice to craft these corrugated boxes. Cut out and assemble the corrugated boxes to form individual slices of pumpkin pie.

Decorate the boxes with brown and orange paper to mimic the appearance of a pumpkin pie slice. Fill each box with mini pumpkin pie tarts or other Thanksgiving treats. These adorable boxes are eye-catching table decor and tasty party favors. Your guests will be delighted to receive a slice of pie in a unique and charming package.

4. Harvest Corn Boxes

Our great ideas aren’t over! You can also celebrate the bountiful harvest season with DIY harvest corn boxes. Begin with rectangular corrugated boxes and paint them in shades of golden yellow and green to resemble corn cobs. For a more authentic look, add husk-like textures using paper or fabric.

Fill these corn-shaped boxes with an assortment of candies, nuts, or small gifts that capture the essence of the fall harvest. Finish off with ribbon “husks” tied at the top to secure the contents. These harvest corn boxes make for playful and thematic Thanksgiving favors or table centerpieces that represent the season’s agricultural abundance.

5. Turkey Leg Treat Boxes

Bring a touch of whimsy to your Thanksgiving table with turkey leg treat boxes. To create these corrugated boxes, start with a box template shaped like a turkey leg rather than a turkey body. Paint the boxes to resemble roasted turkey legs, using shades of brown and a touch of “crispy” detailing.

Fill each turkey leg box with delicious treats like chocolate-covered pretzel rods or caramel popcorn. These playful and appetizing boxes are a delightful dessert or snack option for your Thanksgiving gathering. Your guests will enjoy indulging in these savory and sweet treats, and the turkey leg boxes will spark conversations at the table for kids and adults alike.

6. Apple Orchard Crates

Apple Orchard Crates

Embrace the rustic charm of an apple orchard with DIY apple orchard crates. Begin by selecting small corrugated boxes and painting them in warm, apple-inspired colors like red and green. Add texture and character by distressing the boxes to create an aged wood appearance.

Fill these crates with faux apples or small apple-themed items such as apple-scented candles or homemade apple preserves. Improve the presentation by tying gingham ribbon around each crate. This will evoke the feel of a countryside orchard. These apple orchard crates are both delightful decor and functional party favors that remind everyone of the simple joys of the fall season.

7. Leafy Place Card Boxes

Elevate your Thanksgiving table setting with leafy place card boxes that double as charming decor and practical place card holders. Start with small corrugated boxes and paint them in earthy hues of green, brown, and gold. Feel free to decorate the boxes with artificial or dried leaves and arrange them around the exterior to create a lush, autumnal appearance.

Personalize each box by adding a place card with the name of your guest. These leafy boxes serve as both seating guides and lovely keepsakes for your guests to take home. Not only do they contribute to a beautifully arranged table, but they also foster a warm and inviting atmosphere at your Thanksgiving gathering.

8. Thanksgiving Centerpiece Boxes

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Boxes

Transform your Thanksgiving dinner into a visual feast with DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece boxes. Select a large corrugated box and decorate it with seasonal motifs, such as pumpkins, gourds, or fall foliage. Place a floral foam block inside the box and arrange a stunning bouquet of fresh or artificial flowers that represent autumn’s rich colors. For an extra touch, add candles or LED lights.

These centerpiece boxes will be the focal point of your Thanksgiving table, creating an atmosphere of warmth and gratitude. They’ll elevate the aesthetics while symbolizing the abundance and beauty of the season. Your holiday celebration will be truly memorable.

Final Words

These eight heartwarming DIY box ideas for Thanksgiving are a special blend of creativity and gratitude for your holiday celebrations. These meaningful corrugated boxes aren’t just about decoration; it’s a way to express your appreciation and add a personal touch to the season. At Brandt Box, we’re passionate about providing exceptional packaging solutions for your DIY projects and holiday festivities.

If you have any questions or require assistance with your DIY endeavors, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Let’s make this Thanksgiving extraordinary by infusing it with love, creativity, and unforgettable moments. Reach out to us today to explore how our corrugated boxes can help you create a celebration to remember. Wishing you a joyful and gratitude-filled holiday season!

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