Are you ready for a rustic Thanksgiving wreath tutorial? Whether you want a pretty fall wreath to capture the colors of the season, or you want a new wreath to welcome holiday guests, we have a tutorial you’ll love. If you’re looking for a fruitful Thanksgiving wreath you can modify this tutorial and include dried fruits, and other seasonal finds in your wreath.
This rustic DIY Thanksgiving wreath made with burlap and a few fall favorites will make a delicate statement on your home. The wreath manages to retain the celebration mood with colorful faux foliage, gourds, and pumpkins while the pheasant feathers give it a sophisticated finish.
How to Make a Rustic Thanksgiving Wreath
Image via: Etsy – Thanksgiving Wreath Crafts – Chickadee Lore
However, if you want to make it slightly different, follow this video tutorial. It shows how to make a fun Thanksgiving wreath the simplest way. It has a turkey on it too, made with a pumpkin and a gourd!
Thanksgiving Wreath Making Materials
How to Make a Rustic Thanksgiving Wreath Video:
Here’s the link to the wreath video.
Thanksgiving Wreath Making Directions
- Take two to three pheasant feathers and tuck them into the left side of the grapevine wreath. Secure with floral wire.
- Arrange floral picks such as pumpkins, gourds, fall leaves, and orange and yellow berries on top of the feathers. Arrange them the way you like and secure to the base with floral wire and hot glue.
- Attach another two to three pheasant feathers with floral wire to the point where the floral picks arrangement ends.
- Fill in the gaps between the floral picks with pinecones and acorns. Glue them to keep them in place.
- Keep filling in until you get your desired look.
- Tie the burlap ribbon to the top of the wreath. If the ribbon is not wide enough, add a double bow. You can choose the ribbon in orange or another bright color so that it catches attention.
- Hang it on your front door. Happy Thanksgiving!
Making this Thanksgiving wreath won’t take more than one hour. Plus, you can use it from Halloween through Thanksgiving with a few simple changes!
Unique Ideas for Fall Wreaths
Tired of seeing the same, boring fall wreaths made with flowers? Let’s check out a couple of ideas to see how to keep the wreaths interesting without flowers!
Multicolored Fall Foliage
What’s the best gift of the autumn season? The leaves! The season produces various types of colorful leaves that can go into any home decorating craft project. Use anything – maple, dogwood, hickory, sweet gum, oak, crisp leaves, or whatever is putting on a show in your yard. Group the leaves by color, size, or texture and pair them with pinecones. Lastly, wire or hot glue them to a foam wreath form.
White Pumpkin Wreaths
Pumpkins are the signature produce of the autumn season. So, at least one of your wreath or craft projects can follow the tradition. However, use white or silver pumpkins if orange and gold seem too mainstream for you.
Attach miniature white pumpkins to florist picks and secure the picks into a grapevine wreath at an even space. Attach bittersweet branches and seasonal greenery to fill in the space between pumpkins.
Autumn Wreaths with Fresh Fruits
Try using fresh autumn fruits can also be good props for making a seasonal wreath. Bring the fragrance of fall to your front door by making a wreath with fragrant oranges and apples. Fill the gaps between the fruits with leaves, berries, and flowers. However, such a wreath will last maximum 10-15 days. So, make it a few days before an occasion and discard before the fruits spoil.
Image via: Etsy – Thanksgiving Wreath – Chickadee Lore
Thanksgiving Crafts: Wreaths & More
Wreaths are not the only craft to express your gratitude on this occasion. You can do so much more, and this article from Parenting will give you some fresh ideas for Thanksgiving crafts and activities. The plus side? They’re kid-friendly!
Thanksgiving Ideas for Home Decoration
Your Thanksgiving home decoration will be incomplete without dressing up the dining table for the sumptuous Thanksgiving meal. Better Homes and Garden presents some ideas for Thanksgiving table centerpieces including natural elements and candle displays.
Take a look at our fall Thanksgiving wreath tutorials category for more ideas!