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!