I so enjoyed my Halloween bat wreath that I decided to make another one for November/Thanksgiving. I like a rustic, harvest vibe for Thanksgiving, so I went with a grapevine wreath instead of using a styrofoam wreath form. Purple might not be a traditional Thanksgiving color, but I chose the purple flowers because I wanted something that would pop against my orange door. Materials and directions below:
|Everything you need except a Sharpie|
- Grapevine wreath form (Joann)
- Silk flowers with a least three blooms (Michaels)
- Wire cutters
- Wired ribbon (Michaels)
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Using the wire cutters, separate silk flowers and remove leaves as shown below.
- Thread the stems through the grapevine wreath in the center bottom, and then trim ends.
- Wrap the ribbon around either side of the hanging loop at the top of the wreath, and secure with hot glue. I folded under the raw edges to minimize fraying. The back of your wreath should look like this:
- Cut a long section of ribbon, and trim one end into an inverted 'V.' Starting with the last letter, write the word, 'thankful' in Sharpie. To make the letters stand out a little more, I went back and thickened the portions of each letter written with a down-stroke.
- Thread the ribbon around a center piece of grapevine, and then tie in a knot.
- Trim the end of the ribbon without writing into an inverted 'V.'
- Because the ribbon is wired, you can adjust the two tails so that your writing is clearly visible and the two tails are reasonably symmetrical.