Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thanksgiving Wreath

Happy Saturday!  Are you all enjoying the weekend so far??  We are having wonderful weather here, though it is a bit windy!  I had a nice run this morning with one of my good friends and then my sweetie and I played in a golf tournament with another good friend of ours.  Got a few chores done and then I got to finish the project I'm sharing with you today.  So far my weekend is going great!  :-)

I saw a terrific Halloween wreath on Pinterest a while back and decided to make a Thanksgiving version to hang on our front door.  Check out the Halloween wreath I found HERE - very neat!

This is how my wreath started:

I took a 12 inch foam wreath form and painted it with light brown acrylic paint.  This step may not really be necessary, but I didn't want any of the green foam form peeking through the burlap, so I did this just in case.

Then I cut burlap in 1 in x 16 in strips and tied the strips around the wreath in a simple double knot.  I used about 45 strips to go all the way around the wreath.  (FYI - The tutorial I linked to said 1.25 yds of burlap in the instructions.  I bought 1.5 yards off a bolt and it was way too much!!)

Finally I cut a few Thanksgiving images from Cricut cartridges and adhered them to the wreath with hot glue.  Now it's ready to hang on the front door!!

I'm going to submit this project in the challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut.  The challenge this week is Fall Harvest - make a project using fall leaves.

Thanks for coming by to take a look!  Have a great weekend!!

12 inch wreath form
Brown acrylic paint
Happy Thanksgiving from Lyrical Letters cut at 3 inches
Frame from Elegant Edges cut at 5 x 8 inches
Leaves from Celebrate with Flourish cut at 3.5 inches
Turkey from Create a Critter 2 cut at 3.75 inches


  1. Oh it turned out really, really cute! I like the burlap look, it's perfect for fall and the images are darling! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!! ;)

  2. very beautiful!I love it!
    Have a wonderful Sunday,