Thanksgiving Wreath {make a wreath}

I hadn’t planned on creating a Thanksgiving wreath and mantel this year, but after finding a discarded pool noodle one thing just led to another!

As any good wreath addict would do, I grabbed that trashed pool noodle, taped it with packing tape, and then rummaged through my scrap materials to create a Thanksgiving wreath.

I wrapped the pool noodle with scraps of leftover fleece and burlap and then created some rolled fabric flowers with scrap material. The leaves were leftover from my Halloween mantel and are my favorite part! I had everyone in the family write things they are thankful for on the leaves and then we pinned them on with upholstery tacks.

diy wreath

Here is a closeup of some of our blessings.

fabric flowers

I find the neutral palette and minimalism of this vignette soothing.

diy wreath

I really struggle with keeping things simple on my mantel (and in my life!), so I decided to try my hand at an understated look.

brown pears

Brown pears and some bottles filled with faux pussy willows are the only accessories complimenting my wreath and so far I’m liking it.

Isn’t it fun when you can do a craft, involve your kiddos, decorate, and create something of value? Win win all around!

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  1. says

    Looks great Beth! I need to work on my Thanksgiving Mantle-I have ideas but need to get movin lol

    oh-question: do you have the plugin called wp-cache installed? I ask because it takes forever for your content to load (your blogher ad is super quick though lol) & that plugin really helps my site load faster!
    Talk to you tonight! xo

  2. says

    I love this!! I have a broken pool noodle and some burlap! Yes!! I can do this!! In fact I have more noodles to make a christmas one too! I can envision me making lots of these….

  3. susan bush says

    Hi.Beth this, another great idea might have to give this a try….never know what to do with those end of the year pool noodles…great gift idea …might be a good kids project….Thanks once again…Susan

  4. says

    I love the simple and understated. Less is more in this case! Helps you see the writing on the leaves!! I love letting my kids help with whatever craft I am doing. It take serious restraint on my part (not fixing it to make perfect lines etc!) but I really try!!

  5. says

    Just love it. It looks so soft and cozy too. Would love more info on the flowers if you can share. Those are adorable. The leaves are really special. The fact that you took that pool noodle and made this is so inpiring to all of us that have left over noodles at the end of the summer to throw away… Thanks for sharing…

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