This richly colored Thanksgiving wreath is so easy to make, I actually pulled it together one Thanksgiving morning when I realized I didn’t have a door decoration to greet my guests.
Luckily, I had wreath form and a bag of fall-hued silk leaves tucked away in the crafts cabinet. I just added a little hot glue, a bow, and voila!
It’s versatile, too. Without the bow, the leaf-covered wreath makes a great tabletop piece for ringing candles or other fall decorations.
To make this quick and simple Thanksgiving Wreath, you’ll need:
- Wreath form – foam or straw works well. I used straw as it’s natural in case some of the form peeks through.
- Hot Glue
- 2-3 Handfuls of medium to large silk leaves in various colors and sizes
- Wire-edged ribbon in fall colors
Step 1: Lay the wreath form on some newspaper and arrange the leaves along the wreath form, overlapping them. Make sure they cover the sides. You don’t have to cover the back.
Step 2: Using hot glue, attach the leaves. You’ll have to remove some to get this going. Just begin in one spot and continue layering and overlapping the leaves as you glue them down.
Step 3: For a wreath, make a bow from the wire-edge ribbon and attach. For centerpiece rings, you can wrap with a length of ribbon, or just leave plain.
Options: Make it your own! Twist raffia around the wreath and use a raffia bow. Add berries, pinecones, feathers or other seasonal embellishments.