Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Thanksgiving Wreath

Hi everyone, hope you are having a wonderful November so far. I can't believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This fall is just flying by. Today I am going to show you how to make an easy burlap wreath for your front door. Thanksgiving is such a short holiday season to decorate, but I wanted to have something on my front door, so I came up with this design.
Here is a list of the supplies you will need. I found mine all locally at Dee's Crafts.
A green wire wreath
Roll of mesh burlap 
Extra accent ribbon of your choice

So the first thing I did was to look up a video on how to make a burlap wreath. There are tons on You Tube. 
Dees craft even has a great You Tube channel of their own.
Next, grab your burlap, and wire and wrap it around and secure it. 
The wreath is set up to have three separate openings. There is a reason for this, so that you can feed three separate loops through each of the openings. I just kind of bunched and looped.

You will continue to do this, and because the burlap is so thick, it stays secured between the wire. Work your way around the entire wreath. I was able to complete this task in about 15 minutes. The end result looks like this.
You can go back and fluff the wreath after you are finished. 
The next step I did was to add the wired ribbon.

I chose the pillow ticking ribbon, because I love how it reminds me of Fall. I added the aqua burlap ribbon, because it coordinates with my front door. :) And of course I love aqua. 
I cut the ribbon in strips and then folded it half, securing the middle section with wire. I was then able to tie the wire around the wreath, and tuck it in.
I trimmed each of the points, so each ribbon piece looked finished. 
Next, I added the chalkboard, which I found at Dee's Craft. I used some wire to tie it in the wreath.
Finally I added my chalk doodle. I chose to write, "Give Thanks." Such a simple phrase, but a wonderful reminder.

There you have it! This wreath is great for this transitional time between Halloween and Christmas. Sometimes Thanksgiving decor gets overlooked. You could also use this wreath other times of the year, just simply erase your board and create something season appropriate. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I am truly thankful for you, and hope you found a little inspiration for your nest.
Until next time....

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