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6 Thanksgiving Decorations You Can Make Instead of Spending Time With Your Family

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Thanksgiving is upon us, and you know what that means: it's time to put the finishing touches on all of our gourd-themed decorations and also start brainstorming ways to avoid talking to our families. And with this list of Six Not-Particularly-Easy Last-Minute Thanksgiving Decorations, you can kill two birds turkeys with one stone.

Twine Silverware Ties
Tying all the forks, knives, and spoons together with twine and then affixing a little name card to each silverware bundle may seem like a waste of time, but it's really no more of a waste of time than listening to Uncle Lenny complain about the Packers for half an hour.

Scented Candles
Whoops, that twine thing actually didn't take much time at all. But never fear—now it's time to make your own scented candles. First you'll want to melt some wax in a saucepan on the stovetop while carefully avoiding eye-contact with anyone else who happens to be cooking something. Then add a little bit of crayon for color and your scented oil. Then pour it into a container and let it set for three to four hours.

Bundle of Wheat
Oh, no! There's nothing for you to do while the candles are cooling, and Uncle Lenny has moved from football to politics. Luckily for you, no Thanksgiving celebration would be complete without a bundle of dried wheat. But there's no dried wheat in the house... That's okay. You can just get in the car and drive until you find a wheat field. Tell everyone you'll be back soon, and run out the door before they make you explain yourself.

1,000 Hand Turkeys
Who knew there was a wheat field right next door to your aunt's house? You're running out of craft projects and things are getting dire. Quick—start making hand turkeys and don't stop until one of your nieces or nephews tries join in.

Recreate This Cornucopia
You're in the home stretch now. The meal is finished and everybody is sitting around talking in circles about how full they are. Retreat back to the kitchen and recreate this picture of a cornucopia as precisely as possible using whatever food items you can find.

Hide in a Closet
No Thanksgiving celebration is complete until you are hiding in a closet in the spare bedroom, waiting for everyone to leave so that you can sneak out under the cover of darkness. Happy Thanksgiving!