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DIY Thanksgiving Wreath

DIY Thankful Wreath -- how to easily make this fun arts and crafts project that focuses on gratitude // #artsandcrafts #diy

DIY Thanksgiving Wreath:

During the holidays (plus both of my kids birthdays are in November), it can easily feel so materialistic and we’re taking in so much. It’s important to stop and remember what the holidays are all about…. for us as adults and definitely for our little ones, too. A saw last year on Instagram a DIY Thankful wreath and remember thinking it was the perfect crafts project and decor for the holidays — I love how it puts the spotlight on gratitude rather than consumption.

We made our DIY Thankful Wreath to display for Thanksgiving, but I also love, love the idea of making it red and green leading up to Christmas, or blue and silver/white for Hanukkah. It would serve as beautiful reminder throughout the holiday season! And thinking about it… this would be a beautiful homemade gift idea, or even a Valentine’s craft in red featuring everything you love.

I see this being a fun annual tradition. Make it on the weekend or when the kids are out of school leading up to Thanksgiving.

Whether you want to make a wreath, or something else, what’s important is that you’re taking the time with your kids to talk about and focus on our real blessings (even if that does include toys or a slime station, as Sarah mentioned!). I am the absolute least crafty person in the universe so if we can make this, I promise you got this, girl. The extra touches on our wreath are definitely courtesy of our amazing sitter, Lexi.

 

MATERIALS FOR THANKSGIVING WREATH ART PROJECT

Foam wreath (find it at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, etc.
Ribbon to wrap around; we used burlap ribbon.
Glue; we used a hot glue gun we found at Michael’s for $3!
Straight pins (optional)
Construction paper
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS for THANKSGIVING WREATH

Wrap the ribbon around the wreath and secure the end with glue. I suggest gluing the ribbon to itself (instead of the foam wreath) as it could melt the foam Then, keep wrapping the ribbon around to cover the entire thing.
Thankful | Gratitude | #artsandcrafts #diy | DIY Thanksgiving Wreath featured by top Florida lifestyle blog The Modern Savvy
Cut out leaf shapes from the construction paper, and that’s it! You can free hand cut them, or make a shape, fold in half and cut for uniform sized leaves. You can do this step with your kids, too.
Then write what you’re thankful for; we are going to do a few a day to spread out grateful feelings. You can also do it all at once!
Thankful | Gratitude | #artsandcrafts #diy | DIY Thanksgiving Wreath featured by top Florida lifestyle blog The Modern Savvy
Thankful | Gratitude | #artsandcrafts #diy | DIY Thanksgiving Wreath featured by top Florida lifestyle blog The Modern Savvy
Then either use hot glue (as we did) or straight pins to attach them to the wreath. The pro of the straight pins is that you can reuse the same wreath every year.  Keep going until you complete the circle. Done!
I’m going to hang it with a Command hook on an open spot in our family room.
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    Kimberly
    November 13, 2018 at 7:34 AM

    Love this idea so much – we’ve also done a thankful jar in the past, which we fill up throughout the year and then take out the pieces of paper and read them on Thanksgiving Day. It’s a great way to get the kids actively involved & to keep the focus where it should be!

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