Holiday Decorating: A Thankful Wreath

Thanksgiving here in the US is just around the corner and I know I have so much to be grateful for. My girls are coming home, which gives me an extra excuse to decorate, although I’m likely to turn around and start decorating for Christmas before they leave. Here’s a super simple thankful wreath that you can reuse for another time.

Learn how to make and easy thankful wreath for Thanksgiving using a twig base, salal leaves and a metal sign.

Pulling together a wreath is easy to do with a twig form or even a grapevine wreath. This is due to its ability to hold other materials by simply sticking them in and between the vines or twigs and then you can easily exchange your add-ins for something new, making this an affordable, reusable wreath for the next season. So I picked up a twig wreath that has a nice spiky, airy feel.

Learn how to make and easy thankful wreath for Thanksgiving using a twig base, salal leaves and a metal sign.

To give my wreath a Thanksgiving touch, I created a little (removable) metal sign to hang on the wreath. I purchased a bag of wood letters and painted them gold. Then I added a little antiquing glaze to give them an old feel. Next I used a sharpie pen on the edges for definition. Then I hot glued the letters in a playful arrangement at hung the sign on the wreath. 

Learn how to make and easy thankful wreath for Thanksgiving using a twig base, salal leaves and a metal sign.

Because I always enjoy wreaths that have a natural feel, I added dried salal leaves and some golden grasses. A beautiful gold bow completes the look.

Learn how to make and easy thankful wreath for Thanksgiving using a twig base, salal leaves and a metal sign.

Here’s a neat trick: Place a command hook upside down on the back of the mirror. That’s how you hang the ribbon that  is attached to the wreath. 

Learn how to make and easy thankful wreath for Thanksgiving using a twig base, salal leaves and a metal sign.

I hope this has inspired you to decorate for the holidays. Even a simple wreath like this one makes your home a little extra warm at this special time of year.

 

 

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. This is so cute! I love the little Give thanks sign. I have a box of those little wood letters that have been waiting for me to do something with. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  2. How cute! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. I love this wreath, the lettering was awesome and the command hook tip is priceless! Thanks!

  4. This is so cute! I love it!

  5. What a neat wreath! I love the tip for hanging it too, awesome!

  6. How cute is this. I love it! And it doesn’t look to hard to make

  7. What an absolutely gorgeous wreath! I love how natural it looks … Totally my style.

  8. That is so pretty!!! I’ll have to try and make something like this for my house 🙂

  9. Love this thanksgiving wreath! So lovely.

  10. This is so pretty, and a great idea to hang this reminder — that brings us right back to the heart of the season!

  11. oh this is sooo pretty! I love the little wooden sign! You did a great job on this!

  12. Oh this is beautiful! I might do this so pretty

  13. How cute!! I love this!!!

  14. Lovely! I especially like that it’s so natural looking 🙂

  15. Your wreath is so pretty and the mirror behind is inspired adding depth to the room! I think I will try it. Thanks!

  16. Im loving this wreath in all of its holiday glory Great job and so Festive too

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