Sunday, November 13, 2011

Giving Thanks Wreath

I finally changed out my Halloween wreath this weekend – only two weeks later!  It’s a simple, natural wreath, one that reflects the simplicity that is Thanksgiving before the chaos that is Christmas.  The calm before the storm, perhaps?

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Rather than purchase another wreath form, I disassembled the Halloween wreath (making a huge mess of glitter, straw, and ribbon in the process…) and then re-wrapped the form with strips of ivory burlap.  I then took some leftover ruffled muslin strips (from my tablecloth project) and hot glued it around the perimeter.

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Don’t know if you recognize the little glitter accents… those are the acorn caps from my Glittered Acorns!  The acorns have long since dried out, so they were falling out of their caps.  I wanted to get a little more use out of them, so I embellished the wreath with them, a glittered homage to nailhead trim.

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The “give thanks” pennant banner was fashioned from hand-cut burlap triangles hot glued to jute string.  I wrote the letters freehand with a paint pen (cause a Silhouette is unfortunately not in the budget… or boo-jwah as Layla calls it).

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It’s a pretty little wreath – one whose color matches a certain entryway that was painted today… no reveal just yet.
Hope you had a terrific Sunday!


  1. This is very pretty you have done a great job. While we don't celebrate thanksgiving here in Australia, I am thinking christmas material for this.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love this! It looks fantastic!

    I also have to say -- I LOVE your door!! It's the perfect color, and I have been trying to paint a reclaimed door in my kitchen that exact color and have failed (color #3 was tried tonight). So.... would you be willing to share what color you used?


  3. The muslin and burlap are a great combination! Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!


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