Gilded Thanksgiving Wreath

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I’m a crafty person – I bet you’ve figured that out by now. I usually make crafts “from scratch” so to speak – think of an idea, buy the supplies, figure out how to make the item as I go. But, sometimes, I find a great craft kit that I just can’t say no to. Have you seen this Burlap and Gold Wreath Kit sold at Paper Source? I saw it and just loved it – there is a hint of gold sparkle (and why I renamed it a Gilded Thanksgiving Wreath)! I usually don’t decorate for Thanksgiving, per se, but we are hosting a little friends-giving at our house this year so I thought this wreath would be just enough decor (along with some leftover pumpkins and fall flowers around the house, too) for our little gathering. I of course had to add my own flare to it, but more about that later.

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The kit comes with most everything that you’ll need – you just need to supply your own scissors and tape, not bad!

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I won’t get too detailed in how to make the wreath because the kit comes with extremely detailed and easy to follow instructions.

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The directions even tell you how many of each leaf (there are 4 varieties) to use on each layer of the wreath. Don’t you just love these gold sparkle leaves?

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The most time consuming part is placing the leaves and then taping them on the cardboard wreath.

A few notes:
– the kit comes with exactly the right amount of double sided tape squares so be careful with them!
– the kit does have a few extra light brown and bronze leaves so if you feel like one of your leaves need an extra leaf to look full – go for it.
– the kit does not come with a way for the wreath to be hung – which I realized too late. I suggest using a thin wire and wrap it around the cardboard leaf with a loop at the top for hanging. THEN place all your leaves on.

So, since I was making this specifically for Thanksgiving decor, I added a little note of Give Thanks to the wreath, here’s how:

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You’ll need: tape, double sided tape, leftover leaves from the wreath kit, thread, Sharpie, and scissors.

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Write your message on the leaves, for Thanksgiving I wrote “Give Thanks.”

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Tape your thread on the back of each leaf you’ve written on with double sided tape. Stick a different colored leaf just off-centered to the back.

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Line up your leaves so you like how they hang and tape to the back of the wreath.

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And you have a fabulous handmade Gilded Thanksgiving Wreath! And PS if you want to use this wreath for another holiday, the Give Thanks leaves are easy to just remove.

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