Adding a Thanksgiving wreath to the door of your home is a festive way to greet guests to your Thanksgiving celebration, but you don’t have to purchase a pricey wreath from the craft store when decorating your home. A few simple materials and a pre-made grapevine wreath is all it takes to make a beautiful, eye-catching pumpkin wreath for Thanksgiving, and you can do it in five easy steps. Here’s what you need to know to get started on this fun -and inexpensive — Thanksgiving craft project:
Materials to Make a Festive Thanksgiving Wreath
Most decorative Thanksgiving wreaths from the craft store cost between $50 – $75 or more depending on the level of detail, but you will probably spend about $20-$25 rounding up the following materials for your festive holiday wreath. Here are the materials you need for this Thanksgiving craft project:
– A pre-made grapevine wreath (available at Target, WalMart or your local craft store)
– Plastic pumpkins in different colors and shades (about 3″ in diameter)
– Artificial sunflowers
– An assortment of large wooden beads
– Assortment of pine cones (about 3″ wide or less)
– Hot glue gun
5 Steps to Making Your Inexpensive Thanksgiving Wreath
Step 1: Add pumpkins to the wreath. Use the hot glue gun to stick the plastic pumpkins around the wreath, making sure to press down firmly as you go. The pumpkins don’t have to be placed in any specific pattern, and will actually look better if they appear to be ‘scattered’ around the wreath. Leave to dry at least 5 minutes before proceeding to step 2.
Step 2: Insert the sunflowers. Remove the head of the sunflower from the stem using the scissors, and start sticking these in between the pumpkins. You can add these at different angles around the wreath to create a more ‘natural’ look.
Step 3: Fill empty spaces with pine cones. Fill up any large empty spaces with pine cones so that you can create a fuller wreath. Use the hot glue gun to stick the pine cones in different angles around the wreath. Leave to dry at least 5 minutes before proceeding.
Step 4: Embellish with wooden beads. Use the wooden beads to decorate around the sunflower heads. You can stick these directly to the wreath using the hot glue gun.
Step 5: Add the feathers. The feathers can be inserted directly into the vines of the wreath, and may not need to be stuck in place. Use only a few feathers to accentuate the wreath and balance out the shape.
This festive Thanksgiving wreath contains several elements of the historic Thanksgiving celebration and is a great way to add a festive touch to your home. You can hang this holiday wreath on your front door, or use it as a decorative accent in the dining room. You can find many of the basic materials at your local craft store or the arts and crafts section at Target or Walmart, and the materials should cost you no more than $25 per wreath.