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.
Here is a closeup of some of our blessings.
I find the neutral palette and minimalism of this vignette soothing.
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 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!
Elzabeth@ Blue Clear Sky says
What a pretty wreath! I just made some out of hot water pipe insulators but they seem a bit thin. I am inspired to work on them again after seeing the lovely flowers you have added.
WhisperWood Cottage says
So smart! The neutral tones are beautiful! Thanks for linking up to The “Autumn Décor” Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!
Amy @ Positively Splendid says
I shared this little trick with my readers today. I used it to make a Valentine wreath for my kitchen! 🙂 http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2012/02/valentine-wreath.html
Cheri Peoples says
I featured you in my TOP THAT post today.
Calico Child says
What a great idea Beth! :))
I love it! It’s so beautiful! Thank for sharing your idea. Have a nice day, from spain under the rain!
This is BEAUTIFUL!
O so very creative, crafty, festive and nice!
What a great idea…you never fail to impress with you creativity! I love the addition of the written thankfullness on the leaves:)
Love the wreath!!
Love the wreath. Especially the things you are thankful for written on the leaves.
Jenn (GreenDoorGirl) says
Love the understated look – the wreath is just gorgeous and I love the idea of “what you are thankful for” on the leaves – great job!
I love it! Chocolate and blogging–what else? So cute!
Linda @ it all started with paint says
The thankful leaves are such a great idea! I like that you included one that says “blogging” but there is one that’s hard to read/see that I immediately thought said “the dentist”?!? 🙂
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…
Lizzy Ford says
I just love the simplicity of it. So pretty! And using a pool noodle? BRILLIANT!
Now there is a genius idea!
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!!
the painted board says
Beth, you are a genius. I only read a couple of blogs every day and your’s is always one of them. Thanks for this fabulous, simple idea. 🙂
susan bush says
Hi.Beth Wow..love 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
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….
Kim @ Sand & Sisal says
I love it! it looks so touchable! My favorite part is the little flowers! A nice clean look too!
Kristi @ Creative Kristi says
Looks great Beth! I need to work on my Thanksgiving Mantle-I have ideas but need to get movin lol
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Talk to you tonight! xo
Beautiful! Love the simple look and that chocolate and blogging were some blessings! 🙂
It’s gorgeous, Beth! I love it.
A pool noodle!! I never thought of that! Looks great & love the idea 🙂